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Before you arrive

Before you arrive at Warwick, there are a few steps that you are required to complete to ensure a smooth and enjoyable transition.

Conditional Offers

If your offer of a place in the Department of Economics was conditional, please ensure that you supply all the necessary paperwork to the Admissions Team as soon as possible, and before you arrive, to ensure your offer is unconditional.

Find out further information on meeting the conditions of your offer.

Online Enrolment

The University provides a checklist of the things you need to do before you arrive and one of these is online enrolment. You will receive an email from the University to let you know when your online course registration form becomes available. As long as you have met all the conditions of your offer, you should be asked to complete this 4-6 weeks in advance of the course start date; further details can be found here


Before you arrive at Warwick you may be interested in looking over some of the material which will be taught in the core modules in year one of the programme. An illustrative bibliography for each of the three core modules studied in year one is given below.

You may find this useful in preparation for the start of your programme:

EC9A1 Advanced Microeconomic Analysis

  • G.A. Jehle and P.J.Reny, (2011), Advanced Microeconomic Theory, Prentice Hall.

  • A. Mas-Colell, M.D. Whinston, J.R. Green, (1995), Micro-Economic Theory, Oxford University Press, USA,

  • D.Fudenberg, J. Tirole, (1991), Game Theory, MIT Press

  • T. Bewley, (2007), General Equilibrium, Overlapping Generations Models and Optimal Economic Growth, Harvard University Press.

EC9A2 Advanced Macroeconomic Analysis

EC9A3 Advanced Econometric Theory

Maths & Statistics

  • R. Casella and G. Berger, (2001), Statistical Inference. Duxbury Press
  • C. Simon and L. Blume, (2010), Mathematics for Economists, Norton and Company


  • J. Angrist and J. Pischke, (2009), Mostly Harmless Econometrics: An Empiricist's Companion, Princeton University Press.
  • C. Cameron and P. Trivedi, (2005), Microeconometrics: Methods and Applications, Cambridge University Press.

  • A. Golberger, (1991) A course in Econometrics, Harvard University Press.
  • J. Wooldridge (2019), Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach, CENGAGE Learning Custom Publishing.
  • J. Stock and M.Watson, (2014), Introduction to Econometrics, Pearson.

Panel Data (Relevant notes will be distributed during the lectures).

  • C. Cameron and P. Trivedi, (2005), Microeconometrics: Methods and Applications, Cambridge University Press.
  • J.M. Wooldridge, (2010), Econometric Analysis of Cross Section and Panel Data, MIT Press.