History and Economics

History and Economics at Balliol College

History and Economics is a thriving undergraduate degree at Balliol which draws on a range of expertise within the College and the University. Tutors encourage students to explore the many links between the two subjects.

Balliol has long enjoyed an outstanding reputation for History teaching and research. The College’s commitment to History is reflected in its provision of four Fellows in the subject - exceptional among Oxford colleges - and a Library whose holdings in the subject are second to none.

The economics course is the same as that for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and Economics & Management. In E&M, PPE, and History and Economics, all students take the same first-year course. Those who continue with Economics in the second year (a requirement for History and Economics) then study microeconomics and macroeconomics. Thereafter, students can choose from a wide range of optional subjects. Economics thus offers an exciting course which may be tailored towards specialisation in any of the major branches of the discipline.

Number of places at Balliol: usually 1-2, but there is no maximum quota.

Tutors

Miguel Ballester (photo: Rob Judges)
Associate Professor, Lord Thomson of Fleet Fellow and Tutor in Economics
Professor of Contemporary European History, Chair of History Faculty, MacLellan-Warburg Fellow and Tutor in History
James Forder
Andrew Graham Fellow and Tutor in Political Economy, and Vice-Master (Executive)
John-Paul Ghobrial
Associate Professor, Lucas Fellow and Tutor in History
Associate Professor, Keen Fellow and Tutor in History
Daniel Susskind
Career Development Fellow in Economics
Dr Valentina Caldari
Departmental Lecturer in Early Modern History
Alexandra Paulin-Booth
Lecturer in History
Robin Whelan
Lecturer in Early Medieval History
Emily Winkler
Lecturer in Early Medieval History

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About the course

Please see the Faculty of History’s course pages and, more generally, the websites of the Faculty of History and the Department of Economics.

Course requirements and selection criteria

Please see:

How to apply to read History and Economics at Balliol College