Practical economics, real impact.


By exploring economic principles we help to address complex problems, from the decisions made by individuals through to global economic policy.

Researchers present at the RES Conference 2015

Five staff from the Department of Economics will present at this year’s Royal Economics Society (RES) Conference in Manchester.

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Centre for Vocational Education Research

We're part of a new national research centre that aims to transform our understanding of vocational education and its role in society and the wider economy.

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Student award for research dissemination

BA Economics and Politics student Olivia Wills won the award for best dissemination of research (non-poster) at the Sheffield Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Showcase.

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Study with us

Study with us and you'll discover the powerful ideas that shape economic theory and influence real-world situations.

Undergraduate studies> Masters studies> Postgraduate research studies>

Our world-leading research

Our world-leading research explores areas as diverse as labour and education, health and well-being, how firms and industry operate and macroeconomic systems.

Research areas> Institute for Economic Analysis of Decision-making (InstEAD)> Our research working papers series>
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The real world of economics

We work with a range of organisations to provide students with unique employment experiences and we help companies to innovate with our internationally-recognised research skills.

Employment experiences> Work, Pensions and Labour Economics Study Group (WPEG)>