Research in Economics

The department has an international research reputation in the following areas: labour and education economics; macroeconomics, international economics and financial markets; and industrial organisation and economic theory.

Members of the department have received substantial research funding from a range of sources, including: ESRC, DTI, Nuffield Foundation, Leverhulme Trust, Department for International Development, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales. They have served as advisors and consultants to national and international agencies including the World Bank, UN, ILO, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, North West Development Agency, Office for National Statistics, the British Council, HEFCW, House of Commons and the Welsh Assembly Government. In addition members of the department serve, or have recently served, in a range of editorial positions including Labour Economics, Education Economics, Applied Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and the Journal of Sports Economics.

An active research seminar series, a strong PhD programme and participation in international conferences all serve to provide a strong research culture.

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

To view an extensive list of individual faculty interests and current research groupings, please use the left-hand menu to navigate.