Facilities and resources
The Department of Economics is located within the landmark Social Sciences Building (pictured above), opened in 2004. The building serves as a social as well as an academic hub: in the atrium is the Social Sciences café, serving drinks, hot food and snacks - perfect for catching up with colleagues between lectures and classes.
Bloomberg and Datastream
The Economics Department has a subscription to Bloomberg and Datastream, both of which are available in the Department (Level 3, Social Sciences Building) and the Northampton Square Library.
Economics undergraduate and postgraduate students can obtain the Bloomberg certificate, a qualification which will assist you in the job market. The provision of these databases will also enable you to access a huge amount of up-to-date time series data on global equities, corporate and government bonds, credit default swaps, company data and Macroeconomic data on over 200 countries which can be used in your dissertation.
Anyone working in any part of the financial services sector - investment banking, hedge funds, compliance, regulation, etc. - must use the Bloomberg software on a daily basis. Demonstrating a familiarity with Bloomberg via the Bloomberg certificate will be a big advantage if you apply for a job in the financial sector.
Handbooks in Economics, FT, Economist
Free copies of the Financial Times are available to all students from Monday to Friday in the lower ground floor of the Social Sciences Building.
All undergraduate students are also entitled to a free subscription to The Economist weekly magazine, delivered to their home.
As a City student you also have access to the university-wide facilities including: