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

The Fraser of Allander Institute published its latest Economic Commentary featuring a range of expert views on the current economic outlook, including the School of Economics' Robert Zymek.

We are delighted to welcome six new lectures to the department after the summer. 

Congratulations to Professor Maia Guell who has been elected to the the Royal Economic Society Council for 2020-2025.

The School of Economics are looking for students currently in their first and second year to sign up to be Clan leaders in our new Academic Clans initiative.

This is a video recording of John Moore’s Keynote Lecture “Credit Horizons” — based on joint research with Nobuhiro Kiyotaki (Princeton) and Shengxing Zhang (LSE) — delivered at the CESifo Area Conference.

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There has never been a better time to study economics. We offer excellent teaching and academic resources 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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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 economic research.


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Economics has been studied at Edinburgh University for two hundred years, encouraging students to develop their interest in domestic and international economy.


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