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Going to university is a life-changing experience. Our aim is that you succeed in your studies and go out into the world to make a real difference. But along the way you will also have a lot of fun and make new friends. If you run into problems, we’ll be there to help you too.

We have established a new mentoring scheme with the objective of supporting and encouraging students to maximise the potential and develop their skills .

The Economics department is committed to enhancing the employability of all our students, undergraduate and postgraduate, in order to enable them to compete and flourish in a competitive, fast-moving knowledge-based economy

The Department of Economics is pleased to announce a new mentoring scheme designed to provide academic support and guidance to all students enrolled in our Economics Degrees. This initiative is part of our department’s focus on teaching excellence and continuous student development. Current and potential students are advised to contact Dr Ericka Ramirez and Dr Ioannis Bournakis for further information about the mentoring scheme.

Dr. Ioannis Bournakis

Senior Lecturer in Economics

Office: W212

Email: I.Bournakis [at]



  • ECS2002 Macroeconomic [ML]
  • ECS2006 Intermediate Macroeconomics [ML]
  • ECS3535 International Macroeconomics [ML]

    Research Interest:

    International Trade:
  • Productivity
  • Economic Growth

Ioannis Bournakis

Senior Lecturer in Economics

Supervisor: Dr.

MSc Thesis: [download here]

Dr. Ericka Rascon-Ramirez

Lecturer in Economics

Office: W224

Email: E.Ramirez [at]



  • ECS2001 Microeconomics [ML]
  • ECS2005 Intermediate Microeconomics [ML]
  • ECS4003 Experimental Economics [ML]

    Research Interest:

  • Behavioural Economics
  • Family and Development Economics
  • Microeconomics & Econometrics

Ericka Rascon-Ramirez

Lecturer in Economics

Supervisor: Dr.

MSc Thesis: [download here]


The Mentoring and Academic Support initiative aims to provide students with a mentor (a member of academic staff) during each year of the undergraduate programme at Middlesex University. Mentoring is an activity where the development of the mentee (student) is the main focus. This activity is based on building a trustful relationship between the mentor and mentee. The focus of the mentoring is determined by the student. However, mentors should provide direction and advice to help students in their academic development and in reaching their goals. Mentors should be a positive figure that will help in raising aspirations, self-confidence and motivation of mentees based on realistic goals.

The role of a mentor

  • Support the student’s development plans, including suggestions about how to understand academic priorities based on the student’s final goals.
  • Understand the student’s goals.
  • Help the student to take action on goals.
  • Listen to the student’s academic and personal concerns.
  • Help the student to understand the benefits of academic development and to comprehend its long-term results.
  • Help the student to focus on factors, habits or circumstances that require immediate attention to achieve short and long-term goals.
  • Meet on a regular-basis with the student every 4 to 6 weeks during learning weeks.
  • Be confidential and discrete. Specific content of conversations will not be disclosed to anyone.
  • Be objective and non-judgemental.
  • If a third-year student is keen on start looking for a job, the mentor will broker an introduction to the Department’s employability mentor Dr. Jyoti Navare and Employability Service.
  • If the student is in the condition to start applying for jobs, it is the decision of the mentor to give feedback on cover letters and/or resume structure. This will be entirely the mentor’s decision and the initiative will not oblige the mentor to take this responsibility.


The Economics department at Middlesex University is committed to enhancing the employability of all our students, undergraduate and postgraduate, in order to enable them to compete and flourish in a competitive, fast-moving knowledge-based economy. Your course will already be helping you to develop a wide range of employability skills. Furthermore, there are also numerous extracurricular events, resources and professional advice available to help you to develop your skills further. We encourage you to involve yourselves in these events. To help you recognise and develop your employability skills you require for your potential career choice we have gathered information on . Our guest speaker events and field trips (if organised) for this academic year are shown in the calendar. We regularly update our programme throughout the year with new events so please link into the website regularly for the latest information.

Name Company Date of Presentation Presentation Topic
Reg Brown Lloyd’s of London 26/10/2016 How to start your career in financial services/global insurance?
Martin Russell City Qualified Ltd, Russell & Associates 25/02/2016 Employability skills
Derek Gorman Barclays Bank 18/02/2016 Employability in the financial services sector
Zsolt Ordog J.P. Morgan 03/02/2015 Getting your career started at an investment bank
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IInd Summer Experimental Economics Workshop for Year 12 students
Department of Economics, Middlesex University, London.

The Department of Economics at Middlesex University Business School is pleased to invite Year 12 economics students to the IInd Summer Experimental Economics Workshop. The workshop has the support of IFREE Foundation (International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics) founded by Nobel prize winning economist Vernon L Smith.

The main purpose of the workshop is to introduce students to economic concepts by participating in experiments. Two workshops will be organized on 4th and 5th of July 2017, between 10am to 1pm. Attendance will be free of charge and students will be given a participation certificate. The sessions are particularly aimed at Year 12 students studying economics or other related disciplines (e.g. maths, psychology) are also welcome.

The workshop is led by Dr. Joris Gillet from the Economics Department. Our faculty has a reputation for research in Experimental and Behavioural Economics and is ranked in the top 10% worldwide in Repec research rankings (

For more information please contact Mr. Balint Lenkei (; tel: 0208 411 2913). We hope you find the information of interest and look forward to meeting your students at the workshop.  

Contact          Dates          Location         Registration   Workshop 2016