Nottingham University Business School
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The Industrial Economics Department provides a unique platform for theoretical, evidence based, and experimental research. Our broad based cutting edge research in industrial economics spans a variety of perspectives: from strategy and contract economics, organisational and innovation economics, to modern behavioural economics.

Our research offers insights on traditional as well as high-tech industries, and the economic agents operating in them. Collaboration among colleagues within school research centres and departmental research clusters generates impactful research publications, successful grant funding and outreach activities.


Aiming for the highest academic standards, our researchers have published in top rated economics journals, leading journals in industrial and behavioural economics and in top rated journals in economics related fields such as finance, innovation, economic geography, management, entrepreneurship, health and social sciences.

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Colleagues collaborate within the following research clusters:

  • Behavioural economics
  • Chinese business and economic development
  • Competition, innovation, and digital economics
  • Financial economics and corporate governance
  • Regulation and pricing

Recent funded projects include:

      • Integrating finance and biodiversity for a nature positive future
      • Consumer data and price discrimination in digital markets
      • Local government, economic growth and human development
      • Transforming productivity
      • Standards, coronavirus and the economy


Research centres

Members of the department play a leading role and contribute to the work in several interdisciplinary research centres in the Business School, such as:

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Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning

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Centre for Private Equity and MBO Research

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China Research Group

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Centre for Research in the Behavioural Sciences




PhD students

Our vibrant community of doctoral students pursue research in areas close to our research strengths. Our PhD students are an integral part of our academic community. After completing their PhD, many students enter academia in the UK or abroad. Our staff welcome potential PhD students contacting them to discuss PhD proposals.




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