We host regular seminars with key academic speakers.
We are one of the leading UK university research departments and have a strong international research reputation in mainstream economics. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), members of our Department achieved a national ranking of 5th or higher in their specialist areas.
We have a strong research culture, including a lively PhD community. In the 2009 National Student Survey our Department was ranked 10th out of 51 Economics departments for overall student satisfaction.
Our research activities cover all the mainstream fields of Economics. A combination of active strategy and natural evolution has led to the development of three key clusters:
In addition to these Research Clusters, we have also been involved with Health Economics, Contemporary Global Politics, and History of Economic Thought research.
We also work closely with the International Centre for Sustainable Energy and the Environment (I-SEE). I-SEE aims to focus, integrate and enhance fundamental and applied research on sustainable energy and the environment. It seeks to enhance both the University's effectiveness at meeting this agenda, and its national and international reputation as a research institute focused on major real-world issues.
I-SEE engages with 13 Departments and seven Research Centres across the University, bringing together experts from the fields of engineering, technology, physical sciences, social sciences and economics.