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 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


Research impact

Disability in the developing world: Research by CREDIT have demonstrated the benefits of providing orthotic equipment in developing countries.

Researcher profile

Pedro Marques Correia Da Silva teaches on various undergraduate modules in the School of Economics. He is working towards his PhD on essays in higher education.


Latest discussion papers

CeDEx 2016-19: The Enforcement of Mandatory Disclosure Rules (revised version of 2016-04)

Matthias Dahm, Paula González and Nicolás Porteiro show that optimal monitoring of selectively reported information might enforce disclosure rules imperfectly, because it is determined by a trade-off between the reduction in selective reporting and the incentives to invest in information. This implies, for example, that the optimal fine might not be the largest possible fine.

CREDIT 19/07: Aid and exchange rates in sub-Saharan Africa: No more Dutch Disease?

Oliver Morrissey, Lionel Roger and Lars Spreng

CREDIT 19/08: Two Africas? Why Africa's 'growth miracle' has barely reduced poverty

Rumman Khan, Oliver Morrissey and Paul Mosley

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Upcoming events

GEP Seminar: Paolo Vanin (University of Bologna)

24 September 2019 (12:00-13:15)
Venue to be determined

CFCM Seminar: Pedro Teles (Catolica Lisbon)

26 September 2019 (14:00-15:30)
Venue to be determined

GEP Seminar: Jylke Vandenbussche (University of Leuven)

01 October 2019 (12:00-13:15)
Venue to be determined

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