Why Study Economics?
Economics provides us with different ways of thinking about the world and how it functions. It helps us to understand how individuals, businesses and governments do behave; and gives us insights into how they should behave. At one extreme, economics informs the decisions that governments make about some of the most pressing issues of our day, including climate change and inequality. It informs how businesses make decisions about everything from pricing and advertising to investments in product development and corporate strategy. At the other extreme, it can help us as individuals to make better decisions about our own lives; including how hard we should work and how much we should save for our retirements.
Our single-honours programme in Economics will allow you to gain an understanding of the workings of modern economies, whilst developing skills that will be of great value for your future life and career. You will gain insights into the ways that firms compete with each other, the behaviours of individuals as consumers and workers, and how governments attempt to manage and regulate these processes. Moreover, you will learn how these factors shape society at large by influencing economic growth, inequality, sustainability and the response to natural and man-made crises. You will build skills in modelling, data and analytical thinking – all highly prized in today’s job market.
Our Economics and Finance programme will allow you to combine the study of economics in general with a specialism in financial markets and corporate finance. It will allow you to gain an understanding of the workings of modern economies and the financial markets that lie at their heart. You will study how firms, individuals and governments make decisions that shape society at large. You will also learn how the financial markets, which moderate these decisions, function. In doing so, you will develop skills that will be of great value for your future life and career, including those related to modelling, data and analytical thinking.
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ALUMNI PROFILE George Buckley
Chief UK Economist, Deutsche Bank, London
”Bangor provided me with a solid academic grounding in economics and business. What I learned at Bangor I still use today in my position as Chief UK Economist at Deutsche Bank in London."
Our Research in Economics
Bangor Business School is a name synonymous with research excellence. We scored a GPA of 2.81 in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), with 68% of our research output published in 3* or 4* journals. We're also ranked 26th in the UK in terms of research intensity-weighted GPA results (REF 2014), which reflects the high proportion of research-active staff within the School.
Our research expertise is split into four clusters:
- Consumers and Communications
- Corporate Communication
- Credit and Uncertainty
- Financial Services: Competition, Conduct and Consumer Protection
Academic staff regularly undertake high-level consultancy and research work for external organisations and their research is published in leading academic journals, and their books and research report reach a worldwide audience.