Nottingham University Business School
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PhD subject group - Industrial Economics

We have one of the largest and most varied groups of industrial economists in the UK.

A number of significant research grants support our work in these areas including the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Leverhulme Trust and the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.

Members of the group have been actively involved in the provision of policy advice for public agencies including the Department of Justice and the Department of Health.

The group co-hosts the Network of Industrial Economists (NIE). The NIE is a nationwide forum for interaction between academia, business, and Government on topics of industry economics. We hold the annual NIE doctoral colloquium, an important forum for our PhD students to highlight and discuss their research.

Members of the group also play a leading role in the Centre for Research in the Behavioural Sciences (CRIBS).

The Industrial Economics Seminar Series presents work by eminent economists from the UK and beyond. We also host the ESRC seminar series on Innovating for a Low Carbon Economy and the Economics of Innovation Research Group (EIRG).

Priority research areas

  • innovation
  • mergers and acquisitions, private equity, management buyouts
  • corporate governance and executive remuneration
  • credit market imperfections, financial markets and monetary policy
  • market entry, vertical integration and trade
  • behavioural and experimental economics
  • sports economics
  • health and lifestyle economics
  • industrial relations and labour economics






Professor Stephen Thompson - Divisional Research Director

Nottingham University Business School

Jubilee Campus

telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 6602
fax: +44 (0) 115 846 6667