Economics research opportunities


Full list of research opportunities


The School of Economics is one of the country's premier centres for teaching and research, consistently ranking among the world’s top economics departments.

The school includes a number of research centres and groups, each with their own research staff, active international networks and programmes of visiting researchers.

Our graduates go on to successful careers in a wide range of areas. Many have obtained academic positions in universities including Yale, Oxford, Nottingham, LSE, Warwick, Manchester, Durham, Birmingham, Bristol, East Anglia, Surrey, Bonn, Innsbruck, École Polytechnique, São Paulo and Xiamen.

Others have secured roles in policy agencies such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, European Commission and European Central Bank, as well as various government department and policy institutes.

Economics research areas include:

  • Behavioural economics
  • Development economics
  • Economic policy
  • Econometrics
  • Environmental/resource economics
  • Experimental economics
  • Financial economics
  • International economics/finance/trade
  • Macro/microeconomics
  • Political economy
  • Public economics

Midlands Graduate School

Nottingham is part of the Midlands Graduate School ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership, which offers funding opportunities for postgraduate students each year.

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