Department of Economics

Research impact

Our research has made a significant impact within society and furthered our understanding of various key economic issues, such as pensions, the minimum wage, economic cycles, financial markets, sustainability and policies to tackle obesity.

Research Excellence Framework case studies

The results of REF2014 confirm that our research is of excellent quality.

Examples of our research impact

Enhancing our Impact: The Institute for Policy Research

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The Institute for Policy Research (IPR), established in February 2013, is a major financial and institutional investment by the University, aimed at maximising the impact from our research.

The IPR bridges the worlds of research, policy and professional practice; it expands our capacity to build long-term linkages with the institutions and organisations where policy and practice are made; it enhances our engagement with policy makers and research users and multiplies our impact.