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

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Research impact

As a leading researcher in the field of household financial behaviour, Dr Gathergood co-authored a major report into payday loan companies for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Francesca Vinci

Researcher profile

Francesca Vinci teaches on various undergraduate modules in the School of Economics. She is working towards her PhD on the implications of the recent financial crisis for growth theory.


Upcoming seminars

GEP Seminar: Thilo Huning (University of York)

22 October 2019 (12:00-13:15)
A64, Sir Clive Granger Building
How Britain unified Germany: Endogenous trade costs and the formation of a Customs Union (A64, SCGB)

CeDEx Seminar - Francesco Feri (Royal Holloway)

23 October 2019 (14:00-15:00)
A40 Sir Clive Granger Building
An Experimental Study on the Effects of Communication, Credibility, and Clustering in Network Games (A40 SCGB)

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School of Economics

Sir Clive Granger Building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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