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The Department of Economics is among the top choices of graduate students choosing masters programmes in economics. Our programmes provide the rigorous training in modern economics essential for professional economists and for PhD entry at UCL and other top institutions.
The doctoral programme at UCL aims to train economists to conduct research of high academic merit and to make original contributions to the subject. With its reputation for attracting leading academics the department provides a stimulating environment for study and research.
The appointment of John Ramsey McCulloch to the chair of Political Economy at UCL in 1828, supported by funds raised in memory of David Ricardo, established the first Department of Economics in England.
The Department of Economics at UCL is located in Drayton House at 30 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AX. Tel: +44 (0)203 549 5375
Professor Sir Richard Blundell CBE FBA (David Ricardo Chair of Political Economy at UCL and Director of the ESRC Research Centre at IFS) today received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Economics from Ca' Foscari University of Venice. He delivered his Lectio Magistralis on 'Economic Policy Reform and the Challenge of Inequality'.
Andrew Chesher is William Stanley Jevons Professor of Economics and
Economic Measurement at UCL. In 2000, he founded the ESRC Centre for Microdata Methods and
Practice (Cemmap) and was recently President of the Royal Economic Society.
The Department of Economics at UCL has won a flagship contract to train the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s staff and diplomats around the world in economics, ranging from how different markets and exchange rates operate to the economics of climate change and macro-economic crises.