School of Economics

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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 economics.

The School of Economics is committed to excellence in teaching, learning and research. This commitment is directly supported by activities and processes to assure and enhance academic quality and maintain standards.

The School of Economics has affiliations with several prestigious institutes in Scotland:

  • Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE)
  • Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics (SGPE)
  • Institute for Japanese-European Technology Studies
  • David Hume Institute
  • Journal of Economic Surveys

We have particular expertise in microeconomic theory, macroeconomics and labour and health economics.

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