Department of Economics

Subprime 2: the return of the killer mortgage

The subprime mortgages which plunged the world into financial chaos a decade ago are beginning to appear again. Just how scared should you be?

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How to save Corbynomics from itself

There are some important parts of Corbynomics that can offer a clear, distinctive and viable economic programme with which to confront the government

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Bilingual children lag behind in language learning early on, but catch up by age five

Bilingual children's progress in learning vocabularly depends on their parents.

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Revealed: why GM food is so hard to sell to a wary public

Major survey shows how attitudes towards GM food in Europe depend on gender, background and profession.

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REF2014 results recognise world-leading research environment

The results of the REF2014 confirm the excellence of the research carried out at Bath.

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Research impact

Our research has made a significant impact within society and furthered our understanding of various key economic issues.

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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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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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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?


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