UCL's Economics Department is one of Europe's leading centres for research in Economics. It is one of the few economics departments in the UK to be awarded the top grade in all three Research Assessment Exercises.

Job Market

Job Market

In recent years PhD graduates and post-doctoral researchers from the Department of Economics have gone on to positions in many universities and policy institutions.  The universities include Princeton, Stanford, Stockholm, UBC, University of Chicago and University of Mannheim among many others. Many of our students also achieve positions within policy institutions such as EBRD, IFS, McKinsey and RAND.  Visit the Job Market page to find out more about past placements and careers of recent graduates.

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The doctoral prorgramme at UCL aims to train economists to conduct research of high academic merit and to make original contributions to the subject. The department  has a lively and active research environment, with a strong emphasis on team research, based around a number of major research groups and centres. With close ties to several research centres, students have the opportunity to be surrounded by some of the best researchers in their field.

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