Welcome to the Department of Economics. We are a leading centre for economics research. We offer a pluralist and applied approach to the study of economics to our students. Our goal is to ensure that all our students graduate with an excellent understanding of mainstream economic theory.
We encourage our students to develop a proper understanding of the limitations of mainstream theory. In so doing, we place great emphasis on introducing our students to the history of economics as a discipline and, importantly, to some of the alternative, ‘heterodox’ approaches to economic analysis, including Marxist, feminist, Keynesian, and Schumpeterian perspectives.
At the same time, the work of the department is fundamentally concerned with the application of economics to real world issues and reflecting real policy concerns. As such, students are encouraged to develop a deep understanding of particular countries and issues, based on concrete analysis of history, institutions, and political economy. This reflects a shared view within the department that economics should be rigorous, reflective and, fundamentally, useful.
Our undergraduate programmes provide the training in microeconomics, macroeconomics and quantitative methods that will enable you to pursue a successful career in an economics-related profession.