We offer PhD supervision in all main areas of economics. Members of faculty are pleased to meet prospective PhD candidates and discuss the candidates' research ideas. Supervision is based on our commitment to high-quality research.
In recent years faculty have published in numerous leading international journals, both general and specialised, such as the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, The Economic Journal, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Theory, Games and Economic Behavior, the International Journal of Industrial Organization, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, the Journal of Mathematical Economics, Experimental Economics, and Social Choice and Welfare.
We have strong research groups in experimental and behavioural economics, in industrial economics, and in applied and financial economics. See our main Research pages for more information about our research and research groups. We also play a central role in two UEA social science research centres, the Centre for Competition Policy (CCP) and the Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science (CBESS). These centres are an important part of a very active research environment, and we actively encourage research students to participate in their research activities. The School also has research links with researchers in other Schools, such as International Development, Environmental Sciences, Norwich Medical School, the UEA Law School and Norwich Business School.
We have two weekly seminars, the Economics Seminar and the Internal Economics Workshop. In addition, there are internal and external CBESS seminars and CCP seminars. Research students are encouraged to attend all these workshops, and to present their own research findings.
Many students already have a good idea of the research area they would like to study or a research supervisor they would like to work with.
There are no prescribed areas of study for a postgraduate degree by research. Any economics based subject will be considered, as long as there are enough members of faculty who could supervise this topic. We have an interdisciplinary approach to research and strong links with the Centre for Competition Policy and other research centres. This allows research students to liaise with academics from other Schools within the University.
Students are supervised by a team of at least two members of faculty with expertise in their area and feedback and guidance are regularly provided. Members of faculty are pleased to be approached by prospective PhD candidates about the kinds of research they can supervise.