Our research covers both theoretical and applied economics.


The Department of Economics is committed to excellence in research and teaching.

The Department of Economics has been ranked in the top league of all Economics Departments in the UK in all of the previous Research Assessment Exercises (RAE). This reflects the high calibre of the faculty and their contributions to both theoretical and applied economics. 

Within the current faculty of  32, which includes members from many countries around the world, there is expertise and international reputation in a significant number of areas of economics and econometrics. We also engage in projects with international organisations such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations (UN) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Our postgraduate MSc and PhD Economics programmes are accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the leading research council for Social Sciences in the UK, and we currently rank first in the UK for attracting the best qualified AAB+ students to our Economics programmes.

Our PhD programme trains the next generation of economists. Our PhD students form a vibrant community and are integrated into a stimulating research environment, pursuing research of international excellence.

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The Department runs a regular programme of seminars. See the seminars section for more information. Seminar titles are updated regularly.

Attracting world class economists to the UK at the Environmental Protection and Sustainability Forum; Contests, Mechanisms & Experiments Conference; Resource Insecurity, International Trade & the Environment conference; and the European Workshop on General Equilibrium Theory.