Our group brings together staff with research interests in economic theory, including both macroeconomics and microeconomics.
Department of Economics research
Our research activities cover all the mainstream fields of economics. This includes economic theory, econometrics, and finance.
Our group research the minimum wage, wage discrimination, health behaviours, education and migration.
Our group conduct theoretical and empirical work across many areas of modern macroeconomics and finance.
Our group investigate the analysis of social norms, unlawful behaviour and climate change.
We focus on time series and panel data econometrics for the analysis of macroeconomic and financial data.
The UK has made dramatic progress in increasing its recycling levels, rising to just over 40% now, but we still have to reach 50% by 2020.
In a poll of political experts by the Institute of Government, the minimum wage was voted the most successful UK government policy of the past 30 years.
In light of the financial crisis of 2008 and the subsequent spending cuts, many large projects are being increasingly scrutinised for their cost effectiveness.
The recent financial crisis has cast doubt on existing economic models used by the Central Bank.
Around 19 million people in the UK are expected to be over the normal retirement age by 2050.