Our bridge to the wider world

Welcome to the Economics at York blog.

As one of the largest economics departments in the UK, the Department of Economics and Related Studies at the University of York offers a great diversity of research expertise and research-led teaching. Our academic community of staff, students and visitors is both intellectually vibrant and international in perspective.

Our academic faculty are drawn from across the world and are research leaders in their fields. Since our Department was founded in 1963 by Sir Alan Peacock, we have made pioneering contributions in areas such as public economics, health economics, experimental economics, economic theory, economic history and econometrics.

Our research is published in leading journals, funded by prestigious and highly competitive research bodies, and has a significant and identifiable impact on wider society both in the UK and internationally.

This blog is dedicated to communicating the value of our research in approachable terms, and in real-world contexts. We hope that you enjoy reading our posts, and we encourage you to contribute to our economic conversations by posting your own comments.

The posts are the sole responsibility of the author of the text, and their content does not necessarily reflect the views of the department as a whole, and should not be considered an official communication of the department.