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Department of Economics research

Our research activities cover all the mainstream fields of economics. This includes economic theory, econometrics, and finance.

Research groups

Our research activity is spread across five research groups.

Economic Theory

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Our group brings together staff with research interests in economic theory, including both macroeconomics and microeconomics.


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We focus on time series and panel data econometrics for the analysis of macroeconomic and financial data.

Research impact

Our research has 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 environment

We have a regular series of seminars that takes place in our department.

Research excellence

Showing our commitment to the quality of our work, our research was rated excellent by Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

Our research

Our department has a strong research culture, with many of our papers published in leading journals. We carry out interdisciplinary research that has a widespread impact on society, including contributions to large scale international projects.

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