9 May 2013
The University of Surrey is an international university with a world-class research profile and an enterprising spirit. The School of Economics has a strong reputation for research and teaching in Economics built upon a commitment to high quality, rigorously founded economics. The School was ranked in the top twenty of all UK economics departments in the 2008 RAE (according to Times Higher Education) and since then has made a number of strong, research-oriented senior and junior appointments.
26 February 2013
The media and public are struggling to understand the impact of the move by credit rating agency Moody’s to down grade the UK from its triple A status. Here Dr Alex Mandilaras, Senior Lecturer in Economics, provides a clear assessment of the implications.
10 December 2012
Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM), Jim O’Neill, has announced a life changing annual scholarship programme for students at the University of Surrey during a return to the School of Economics for a special guest lecture.
O’Neill has committed to providing one undergraduate student at the University £3,000 a year for the full three years of their economics degree course. He will continue to fund an undergraduate each year for the next five years.
7 November 2012
Ranked 7th by the Guardian Good University Guide 2013, 10th in the Sunday Times University Guide 2013 and joint 3rd in the NSS 2012, our School of Economics has a reputation for academic rigour that allows us to attract the brightest stars in the academic firmament…
Competition between universities to recruit the best academics, practitioners and researchers into their fold has never been fiercer. We operate in a global market, and so it’s exciting to see that the School remains high on the wish list for many international academics. As we embark on a new academic year, we are welcoming a strong field of fresh talent to the Faculty, drawn from institutions across Europe and beyond.
24 October 2012
A comment by Mario Pascoa, Professor of Economics, University of Surrey.
The 2012 Nobel prize in Economics was awarded to Lloyd Shapley and Alvin Roth, for “the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design”. The subject of stable allocations complements another central subject in economics, the efficient allocation of resources. An allocation is efficient if there is no other allocation that can make at least one person better off without hurting others. An allocation is stable if no group of persons can improve upon it using their own resources.