Welcome to the Department of Economics

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

A day in the life of an Economics student

Join Laila on her day in the life at the University of Sheffield to get a sense of what it is like to be an economics student here.

Department insights: on video

Why study Economics?

Why study Economics at the University of Sheffield? Find out from our current students, staff and alumni.

Women in Economics

On International Women’s Day, the women in the Department of Economics are challenging the traditional perception of Economics. 

Economics Placements

Placement years offer an opportunity for our students to develop their employability skills while getting a taste for their potential career paths.