School of Economics

There has never been a better time to study economics. We offer excellent teaching and have an outstanding reputation in undergraduate and postgraduate education through our range of world class undergraduate, MSc and PhD programmes. 

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Our research focuses on 'big picture' questions of how frictions in the labour and financial markets aggregate up to the macroeconomy. Our interests include labour and credit markets, development, human capital formation, trade, health and inequality, institutions, theories of individual and group behaviour

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There are a wealth of resources available to students to support them during their studies, both internal to the School of Economics and the University. 

As one of the largest student societies at University of Edinburgh, the society includes EconWomen, EconSport, Scottish Economic Conference and Insight Magazine. 

EconPALS is a Peer Assisted Learning Scheme, available to first-year economics students, which aims to provide insight into the Economics 1 course and easing the difficult transition to university life.

Academic Clans is a student led initiative in which groups of second and third year Economics students take a lead on supporting a group of new first year students.