School of Economics


The School of Economics is a hub for international, interdisciplinary, high-impact research initiatives including recent £1M+ awards from Research England for the Inclusive Financial Technology Hub and the ESRC-funded Centre for Inclusive Trade Policy, led by the University of Sussex. The school is also the established home of the Decision Maker Panel and the Centre for Globalisation and Economic Policy.

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As a top-ranking international research department, our research projects have attracted millions of pounds in awards and grants, featured hundreds of times in leading academic journals and earned thousands of citations. We have collaborated with experts in fields as diverse as psychology, political science, and anthropology. Our research-active staff provide strong support for early career researchers.

We strive for our research to make an impact beyond academia – helping boost economic competitiveness, improve the effectiveness of public services and policy, and enhance quality of life. We have made important contributions in all these areas through the work of our research centres and have produced a series of videos  illustrating how some of our research can be understood in the real world.

Information related to Research Ethics is available on SharePoint. You can also view the research ethics approval form.

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Research centres

Eight major research centres are hosted within the school covering the full range of economic theory and applied economics and econometrics.

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Seminars and workshops

We runs a series of seminars and workshops, some general and some of which relate to the more specialist interests of the school's research centres.


Latest discussion papers

NICEP 2024-12: Foreign influence in US politics

Marco Grotteria, Max Miller and S.Lakshmi Naaraayanan

NICEP 2024-11: Bureaucrats and the Korean export miracle

Philipp Barteska and Jay Euijung Lee
In the Research Excellence Framework 2021, we are 5th in the UK for economics and econometrics, with 99% of our research ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent.
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School of Economics

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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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