THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD'S DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS IS HOME TO ONE OF THE LARGEST AND MOST DIVERSE GROUPS OF ACADEMIC ECONOMISTS IN EUROPE.
Our members come from all over the world, and range from early-career researchers and lecturers to well established, and highly respected permanent faculty. We currently have a permanent faculty of 50, more than 20 early career researchers on fixed-term appointments of three or four years, and 87 doctoral students who play an integral part in our research community.
Economics has a long history in Oxford, but the department is quite young. It was established in 1999, when we took up residence in the new Manor Road Building, designed by Norman Foster. So in 2019-20 we celebrated our 20th birthday.
The Department is itself part of a larger community of economists within the collegiate university. Almost all of our academic staff, and all of our students, are themselves members of one the 39 colleges, where they can engage in educational, social and research-based activities alongside colleagues from a range of different disciplines. And there are a large number of other academic economists teaching and researching in colleges, and in Research Institutes and other Departments – such as International Development and the Saïd Business School; many of them are affiliated to the Economics Department and work closely with department members.