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.


Research events at the School of Economics


Academics at the School of Economics regularly publish research in leading journals. Here we list highlights of the recently published materials.

Discussion papers

Working papers from the School of Economics academic staff

Focus papers

Research briefings for the general public

Research grants

Current Research Grants within the School of Economics


Ethics guidelines and procedures

Research in a nutshell

1 minute videos introducing academic staff and their research.

Videos presenting research from around the university