The 2014-15 edition of the Student Handbook for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students:

School of
Economics & Finance
Castlecliffe, The Scores
University of St Andrews
Fife, UK, KY16 9AR

+44(0) 1334 462420

Welcome to the School of Economics & Finance. We are a dynamic research-led School that aims to both undertake research of the highest quality and to bring the understanding and excitement from the latest cutting-edge research into our teaching throughout our undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.

Our research strengths are in dynamic macroeconomics, choice theory, bounded rationality, game theory, expectations and learning, competition and innovation and climate change. We host the Centre for Dynamic Macroeconomic Analysis (CDMA) and we are actively involved in the Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE).

We attract top-quality students from all over the world and currently run postgraduate M.Sc. programmes in Finance; Money Banking and Finance; and Economics.

REF2014 Results: School of Economics and Finance joint-10th in the UK for research publications; number 2 overall in Scotland
18 December 2014
The School of Economics and Finance achieved an excellent overall research ranking in the UK based on the REF2014 results published today. On the basis of the quality of its research publications the School came joint-10th in the UK and 2nd in Scotland, with over 80% of our research publications being classified as internationally excellent or world-leading. This was above the average for all Economics Departments in the UK. Taking other factors into account the School was 15th overall in the UK and 2nd in Scotland.

Latest News


Tuesday 31 March
Daniel Quint (UW Madison)
Indicative Bidding in Auctions with Costly Entry
16:15 in F2, School seminar

Wednesday 1 April
Paul Egan
Monetary Policy Transmission in China (1990-2014) – The Use of Direct and Indirect Instruments During Periods of Structural Change
13:00 in F2, Brown bag seminar

Thursday 2 April
Michael McMahon Warwick

16:15 in F2, School seminar

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