School of Economics

About Us

Kevin Lee

Welcome from the Head of School

I am delighted to welcome you to the Nottingham School of Economics (NSE) website. 

The school is one of Europe's top economics departments, combining excellence and innovation in teaching with an international reputation for rigorous and topical research of the highest quality.

We have 50 research-active full-time staff, 60 PhD students, 100 masters students, 800+ undergraduates and a comprehensive administration team and other support staff.

Economics affects each and every one of us, regardless of where we live or what we do. It is not only fundamental to how the world works: it is also central to how we live our lives and the everyday choices we make. That is why we are passionate about the subject.

The school offers broad programmes of study, combining all of the core analytical and quantitative techniques required by modern economics graduates. We aim to provide a stimulating environment for learning, without losing the friendly and informal atmosphere for which Nottingham is renowned. 

We are proud to attract the very best students from the UK and abroad, and work extremely hard to present them with an unusually wide range of specialist and applied options across all areas of economics, taught by staff with strong external reputations and considerable research and policy experience. An economics graduate from Nottingham is highly sought after in the job market, and well-placed to progress to graduate study.

In research, the school ranks among the very best in the country, as confirmed in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 which ranked Nottingham 3rd on a measure of research power, and 4th on HEfCE research funding. We are also ranked joint 36th in the Tilburg research ranking of the top 100 worldwide economics schools. 

The school is host to five major research centres and a number of research groups, with research interests covering the full range of economics disciplines and we place great value in communicating our research to as broad an audience as we can.

Whatever the purpose of your visit to the Nottingham School of Economics website, I hope that these pages provide the information you require, and also give you some feel for living, working or studying at Nottingham. Of course, if you have any further questions of us, then please do get in touch.

Professor Kevin Lee
Head of School and Professor of Economics



School of Economics

University of Nottingham
Sir Clive Granger Building
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 5620
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