Economics at Manchester
The Economics discipline area enjoys a distinguished reputation for its research and teaching across all areas of the subject. The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise place us in the top 10 of UK Economics Departments with 80% of our research achieving the highest standards of international excellence (3*/4*), and 25% being classed as world-leading (4*). Three Nobel prize winners (Sir John Hicks, Sir Arthur Lewis and Professor Joseph Stiglitz) have worked at Manchester.
At Manchester we teach economics to a large number of students across a diverse range of degree programmes and levels of study from first year undergraduates to advanced research students. We are also part of the largest ESRC Doctoral Training Centre in England. According to the National Student Survey 2010, we produced the most undergraduates satisfied with their programme of study of any economics department in the UK. The 2011 survey confirmed this position and saw our overall satisfaction score improve relative to the rest of the elite Russell Group and the sector as a whole.