Economics

  1. Facilities and resources
  2. Research
  3. Economics Society
  4. Graduate Prospects
  5. Academic staff profiles
  6. Media appearances
  7. Events
  8. Online Information Session
    1. Facilities and resources
    2. Research
    3. Economics Society
    4. Graduate Prospects
    5. Academic staff profiles
    6. Media appearances
    7. Events
    8. Online Information Session

Department of Economics

Welcome to the Department of Economics at City University.

Our aim is excellence in research and teaching. We have a strong research portfolio (see our discussion papers), well-respected undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, and an increasing number of PhD students.

The Department is home to two research centres: the Centre for Competition and Regulatory Policy and the City Health Economics Centre.

We have 24 full-time staff and 3 part-time lecturers, as well as visiting professors and research fellows.

We have developed a wide-ranging but focused research programme, with an emphasis on rigorous economic and econometric modelling. Our research covers development economics, econometrics, financial economics, health economics, history of economic thought, industrial economics and organisation, microeconomics and economic theory, macroeconomics and international economics, public economics and public finance.

The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise judged the Department's research as "internationally recognised" or better, with 10 per cent described as "world leading".

City's undergraduate Economics courses had an overall student satisfaction rate of 90% in the 2013 National Student Survey (NSS).

What is special about City's Economics Bachelor degrees?

In this short video, Dr Javier Ortega (Head of Department) explains why City is different from other universities offering Economics.

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Interview with Professor Giulia Iori

City Economics Professor Giulia Iori is the leader of one of the groups in Forecasting Financial Crises (FOC), a European scientific project aimed at understanding and forecasting systemic risk and global financial instabilities. Watch Professor Iori's interview with FOC on YouTube:

School of Arts & Social Sciences Postgraduate Scholarships 2014/15

There are a large number of scholarship opportunities available for UK/EU and international students looking to study postgraduate courses in the School of Arts & Social Sciences starting in September 2014. These will be made available as fee waivers worth up to £2,500 and apply to a range of courses.

For more information please see our postgraduate scholarships page.