School of Economics


The School of Economics is a hub for international, interdisciplinary, high-impact research initiatives including the Nottingham - Bank of England – Stanford Decision Maker Panel, the Centre for Globalisation and Economic Policy and the ESRC Network for Integrated Behavioural Science.

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Our work has attracted millions of pounds in awards and grants, featured hundreds of times in leading academic journals, earned thousands of citations. We have collaborated with experts in fields as diverse as psychology, political science, and anthropology. Our research-active staff provide strong support for early career researchers.

We strive for our research to make an impact beyond academia – helping boost economic competitiveness, improve the effectiveness of public services and policy, and enhance quality of life. We have made important contributions in all these areas through the work of our research centres and have produced a series of videos illustrating how some of our research can be understood in the real world.

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Research centres

Seven major research centres are hosted within the School of Economics covering the full range of economic theory and applied economics and econometrics.

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Researcher profile

Adam Spencer is an Assistant Professor in Economics. He studies the impact of government policy on domestic, international and financial issues.

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Seminars and workshops

We runs a series of seminars and workshops, some general and some of which relate to the more specialist interests of the school's research centres.


Latest discussion papers

CeDEx 2022-01: Preventive Wars

Klaus Abbink, Lu Dong, Lingbo Huang

CeDEx 2021-09: Social closeness can help, harm and be irrelevant in solving pure coordination problems

Simon Gächter, Chris Starmer, Christian Thöni, Fabio Tufano, and Till O. Weber
In the latest Research Excellence Framework, 90% of our research was ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent.
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Society impact studies

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Black History Month: reflecting on Roots/Routes

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Improving the quality and professionalism of civil servants and strengthening democracy

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Empowering vulnerable communities to fight Covid-19: the case of Zimbabwe

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