Department of Economics

Is falling recycling rate due to ‘green fatigue’, or is there just less waste to recycle?

Dr Lucy O'Shea from our department has contributed an article to The Conversation exploring lower recycling rates.

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Research student insight

Leyla is researching how international climate change agreements can become successful.

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Undergraduate placement year

The University’s year-long placement scheme provides a fantastic opportunity to explore possible careers and boost your CV.

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Tom Gallagher (BSc Economics)

"The selling point for me was the opportunity to undertake an industrial placement. I knew that due to the competitive job market in this field, the placement would be vital in allowing me to pursue a career in finance."

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Making waves in water research

Water

Our academics are working extensively with the water industry to address the major challenges faced by the sector and apply their research findings.

Undergraduate study

Studying with us

Dr Catherine Winnett and current student Richard Clarke, talk about the undergraduate economics programmes.

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Our students

Laura Tingle

The experiences, opportunities and training I received during the placement year have been really useful in my final year as well as for interviews and jobs in the future.

- Laura Tingle
Placement at Bank of England

Postgraduate study

Postgraduate programmes

Our Masters Programmes will give you a competitive edge in an increasingly challenging employment market.

Our students

Peter Sellen

The programme has thoroughly tested and expanded my abilities as an economist and I have found living in Bath a great experience due to its attractive and relaxed environment.

- Peter Sellen (MSc Economics)

MSc Economics & Finance

Student Bassam Talsi talks about his experience on the MSc Economics & Finance programme.

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Research degrees

Research degrees

We have opportunities for students interested in undertaking a research degree.

Our staff conduct research within the disciplines of econometrics, economic theory, labour economics, macroeconomics, finance, and environmental economics.

Research student insights

Alaa Al Khourdajie

Alaa is investigating policy options for welfare-enhancing joint climate and trade agreements.

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PhD Postgraduate study

Dr Edmund Keogh and Dr Jill Porter with students Arash Heydarian Pashakhanlou and Natalie Booth discuss the PhD experience.

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Research

International Centre for Sustainable Energy and the Environment (I-SEE)

International Centre for Sustainable Energy and the Environment

I-SEE brings together experts from the fields of engineering, technology, physical sciences, social sciences and economics.

Quantitative Easing - a very large gamble?

Money

Quantitative Easing is a key financial lever in the US and UK, but does it actually work?

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Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences