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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 especially 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

 
Improving monetary policy

Research impact

Improving monetary policy

Research by the Centre for Finance, Credit and Macroeconomics (CFCM) has helped improve the design and implementation of central banks' monetary policies, including those of the Bank of England and the European Central Bank.

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Jesal Sheth

Researcher profile

Jesal Sheth

Jesal Sheth is a graduate teaching assistant in the School of Economics, teaching Introduction to Microeconomics and Introduction to Macroeconomics. She also provides additional study support for students with little background in mathematics.

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Latest discussion papers

GEP 18/07: Are non-tariff measures and tariffs substitutes? Some panel data evidence

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Zhaohui Niu, Chris Milner, Saileshsingh Gunessee and Chang Liu

GEP 18/06: Immigrant children's school performance and immigration costs: Evidence from Spain

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Facundo Albornoz, Antonio Cabrales, Paula Calvo and Esther Hauk

NICEP 18/01: The Clarity Incentive for Issue Engagement in Campaigns

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In this paper, Chitralekha Basu and Matthew Knowles suggest that a 'clarity incentive' may explain why political parties frequently address otherwise unfavourable issues during election campaigns.

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Latest publications

The role of information search and its influence on risk preferences

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Orestis Kopsacheilis, CeDEx PhD candidate, has published, in Theory and Decision, his work on the role of information search and its influence on risk preferences. The paper sheds some new light on how people search for risk-information and how this search influences their ensuing decisions, particularly in the presence of rare events.

Semi-autonomous revenue authorities in sub-Saharan Africa: silver bullet or white elephant?

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Roel Dom (Nottingham) has recently had a chapter from his PhD thesis at our School accepted for publication in the Journal of Development Studies. He analyses whether the shift to semi-autonomous revenue administrations has increased revenue collection in sub-Saharan Africa.

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