Every day, throughout the world, people make choices. Economics is essentially a subject that looks at these choices- how individuals, governments and businesses make them and what the consequences of these decisions are.

Should the Government increase taxes and build more schools? More hospitals? Improve transport? Should you spend all of your money or save some? What are the consequences of spending it all? Saving it all? Should the government go ahead with the HS2 rail link?

Can Economics explain why Messi deserves his pay?

Economics is a subject that allows you to develop an understanding of the real world in which you live. Economics will allow you to analyse logically the decisions which can be made by Governments to control the conditions in which we live.

What will the Siemens wind turbine investment do for the Humber region? What will happen when oil runs out? The UK has coal reserves, why don't we still mine coal? Can Scotland and the rest of the UK share the £ if Scotland becomes independent? There has never been a more exciting time to study Economics!

The subject is taught at A Level and includes units on Markets and Market Failure, The Performance of the UK economy, Business Economics and the Distribution of Income and Wealth.

Students who study Economics acquire skills in problem solving, communication, logic, application of number, data analysis, research and evaluation.

Many members of the Government hold degrees in Economics. Economics students go on to have careers in the Public and Private Sector, Banking, Accountancy, Financial Management and of course, teaching.

The economics department is part of the BITE Faculty. There are a huge range of economic resources online and excellent daily news coverage.

Lessons are interactive, students are expected to contribute to discussion and become involved in debate. Economists never agree with each other!