News within the department
University of Leicester historian Professor Steven King to speak on Radio 4 programme exploring the lives of disabled people through history
Professor Stephen Hall, Head of the Department of Economics, will be speaking at a conference on 'the crises in the Euro area' organised by the Bank of Greece and the System of European Central Banks on 24th May in Athens.
The conference looks at all aspects of the financial crisis from its origins in the subprime market in the US to the issue of debt forgiveness and the appropriateness of the austerity packages being pursued by many governments. Professor Hall's paper considers the possibility that the debt crisis affecting Greece, Spain, Portugal , Italy and Ireland is partly caused by an inappropriate reaction by the markets to these countries fundamental problems.
Other speakers at the conference include, Vitor Constancio (vice president of the European Central Bank), George Provopolis(governor of the bank of Greece) Seppo Honkapohja(deputy governor of the Bank of Finland) Barry Eichengreen (Berkley), JohnGeanakoplos (Yale), Paul DeGrawe (LSE), Harold James (Princeton), amongst others
The Department of Economics are excited to now be able to offer you the chance to participate in a ‘Year in Industry’ degree programme. A ‘Year in Industry’ involves you undertaking a year of full-time work in a suitable internship between year 2 and year 3. On successful completion of your studies and the programme you will receive your degree ‘with a Year in Industry’. E.g. BA Economics with a Year in Industry.
The Department of Economics are delighted to announce that students who undertake our BA and BSc degree in Financial Economics (providing they choose Investment Management as an option) or undertake our BA and BSc in Banking and Finance will be offered the special opportunity to study the syllabus for the Claritas Investment certificate which has just been launched by the Chartered Financial Analysis Institute.
We are one of a very small, prestigious and elite group of universities that is able to offer this service to students. Extra lectures will be provided to cover the syllabus and you will learn about the tools and analysis that are used to make investment decisions as well as the different asset classes available to investors and much more.
Studying the syllabus with the Department will mean that you will be fully prepared to undertake the examination to achieve the Claritas Investment certificate. Attaining the certificate will help you stand out from the crowd because it is a professional qualification that employers in the financial services industry instantly recognise and value.
The Department of Economics has enjoyed a close relationship with the Chartered Financial Analysis Institute since our MSc in Financial Economics degree programme was awarded CFA Institute Program Partner status. We pride ourselves on being part of a select group of universities that have gained Partner status for a course that is highly valued by employers