Economics at Glasgow continues a distinguished record that dates back to Adam Smith, who was a Professor at the University in the 18th century and is widely renowned as the father of modern economics.

Today we have international expertise in:

  • macroeconomics
  • financial economics
  • development economics
  • international finance
  • econometrics
  • microeconomics

RAE 2008 results placed the discipline top in Scotland on the basis of GPA and research income and ranked all research as being of international quality: 75% was considered to be world-leading and internationally excellent.

Staff research directly informs our teaching, which means that if you study with us, you can benefit from up-to-date degree programmes that touch on the key theoretical and policy issues of the day.

The 18 Economics MSc programmes taught at the Adam Smith Business School are offered by two teaching centres:


  • 07 Apr

    PhD scholarships in economics

    The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School (ASBS) invite applications for a number of full scholarships for PhDs in Economics, supervised by world-class academics, leaders in their field, engaged in cutting-edge research.
  • 19 Mar

    Book on global governance

    Dr Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol, a Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellow at the University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School, has published a book on International Summitry and Global Governance.
  • 11 Mar

    Head of Management addresses the transport debate in new book

    Professor Iain Docherty, Head of Management in the Adam Smith Business School, has co-authored a new book on transport, The Transport Debate.
  • 03 Mar

    PhD studentship competition 2014

    Applications are now invited for PhD studentships in areas of Accounting & Finance, Business & Management and Economics for entry in 2014