School of Economics


The research carried out at the School of Economics is among the most significant and influential of its kind in the world. In the past few years alone, our work has attracted millions of pounds in awards and grants, featured hundreds of times in leading academic journals and earned thousands of citations.

But research is about far more than gaining the admiration of your peers. It is also about making an impact beyond academia. Research can help boost economic competitiveness, improve the effectiveness of public services and policy and enhance quality of life. We have made important contributions in all of these areas through the work of our research centres. We've produced a series of videos illustrating how some of our research can be understood in the real world.

We are constantly looking to strengthen our research capacity and build on our reputation for excellence. Every member of staff is research-active, and we provide strong support for early career researchers. If you are interested in a research degree with us, please visit our postgraduate research degrees section.

We are involved in wider research networks around the world and have established our own research hubs in China and Malaysia. Our work is also growing ever more interdisciplinary in scope, reach and significance, drawing on collaborations with experts in fields as diverse as psychology, political science and anthropology. All of these efforts make for one of the most vibrant and inclusive research environments in economics.

REF results

In the latest Research Excellence Framework:

  • we ranked 6th in the UK, judged by the overall research power measure which takes into account both the strength and depth of a department's research activities
  • 90% of our research activities were considered world-leading or internationally excellent

Our postgraduate research programme


Latest discussion papers

CFCM 20/06 Twin peaks: COVID-19 and the labour market

Jake Bradley, Alessandro Ruggieri and Adam Spencer

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Upcoming seminars

GEP Webinar: Douglas Irwin (Dartmouth College)

27 October 2020 (15:00-16:15)
The economic consequences of Sir Robert Peel (via Zoom)

PhD Webinar: Wenjiao Hu

28 October 2020 (12:00-12:30)
MS Teams
Taylor rules and exchange rate predictability for the United Kingdom

CeDEx Seminar - Antonio Penta (Pompeo Fabra)

28 October 2020 (14:00-15:00)
via Microsoft Teams
Towards an economic theory of personality: Attitudes towards failure and success

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School of Economics

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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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