Gulf One Lab for Computational and Economic Research

The Gulf One Lab for Computational and Economic Research (GOLCER) is a hub for interdisciplinary research in quantitative aspects of economics and finance at Lancaster University Management School. It was established in May 2008 with a philanthropic donation from the Gulf One Investment Bank.

Comprising of researchers and students from the Department of Economics as well as other global academic institutions, the research expertise of GOLCER lies in the area of applied econometric modelling, banking, Bayesian analysis, energy markets, environmental economics, high frequency data econometrics and Islamic finance.

Research published by the centre researchers, visitors and associates has appeared in well ranked journals such as the Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation, Journal of Financial Services Research, Journal of International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of Banking and Finance and the Review of Finance. Our research has also been featured in leading conferences and in the media. Citations to our work are also high as evident by research gate. GOLCER also used to produce a monthly Islamic finance bulletin, a unique product in the market, which was featured among Thomson Reuter’s financial platforms.

GOLCER provides consultancy services which facilitates collaboration with public and private organisations in the business and academic sectors. Our services include executive and software skills training, consulting services in sampling, performance improvement and risk management. The training courses are designed to equip professionals and academics with cutting edge theoretical and practical developments in the industry and are delivered by the industry’s best minds.