Research in Economics

The Department fosters a strong research environment and has an international research reputation in various areas: Behavioural and Experimental Economics; Labour, Education and Health Economics; Macroeconomics and Financial Markets; Political Economy and International Trade; and Industrial Organisation and Economic Theory.

Faculty members have recently published their research findings in top academic journals, such as American Economic Review, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Economic Journal, Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Economic Geography, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of the European Economic Association, Quarterly Journal of Economics and Review of Economics and Statistics.

Members of the Department have also received substantial research funding from a range of sources, including: ESRC, Nuffield Foundation, Leverhulme Trust, and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). Colleagues have served as advisors and consultants to national and international agencies including the World Bank, UN, ILO, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Office for National Statistics, the British Council, and House of Commons. In addition members of the department serve, or have recently served, in a range of editorial positions including Applied Economics, Economic Inquiry, Education Economics, Labour Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A, Journal of Sports Economics, and World Economy.

The department is also hosting a modern experimental lab (LExEL), a research center for interdisciplinary research in quantitative aspects of economics and finance (GOLCER), and the UK Housing Market Observatory, which provides real-time monitoring of the UK national and regional real estate markets.

An active research seminars series, a strong PhD programme, organisation and participation in international conferences and workshops serve to provide a strong research culture.

Research by staff members covers a variety of topics, organised in the following major areas:

Please use the left-hand menu to view details of individual faculty interests, current research groups, and working papers