School of Economics


In 1800 the University of Edinburgh was the first Anglophone university in the world to teach economics as an independent subject.

Two centuries later, economics at the University of Edinburgh is a growing, vibrant department with strengths in several areas of modern economics.

Covid-19 Response

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Find out how The School of Economics community, researchers and experts are responding to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.


Research seminars at the School of Economics


Research Suite
Academics at the School of Economics regularly publish research in leading journals. Here we list all journal articles since the start of 2014.

Discussion papers

Working papers from the School of Economics academic staff

Focus papers

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Research briefings for the general public. Contribitions are from academic staff and PhD students. Some of the briefings also reflect the research done on the ESRC- funded project entitled 'Credit and Labour Foundations of the Macroeconomy ' (MacCaLM)

Research Projects

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A list of research projects at the School of Economics


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Ethics guidelines and procedures

Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE)

The Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE) was the outcome of a substantial investment in Economics Research in Scotland by the Scottish Funding Council and ten participating universities.