Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics


The University of Glasgow's distinction in economics research is exemplified by their most famous student, Adam Smith, the founding father of Economics.

University of Glasgow

We are leading experts in macroeconomics, microeconomics and finance. We have an active research environment, with many seminars and conferences, including events dedicated entirely to PhD students. Economics graduates successfully pursue careers in academia and the private sector.


Economics at Glasgow continues a distinguished record that dates back to Adam Smith, who was a Professor at the University in the 18th century and is widely renowned as the father of modern economics.


Today we have international expertise in:

  • microeconomics
  • macroeconomics
  • financial economics
  • development economics
  • international finance
  • econometrics

Further information

Departmental website

College of Social Sciences Graduate School

Our PhD students