In the School of Economics we nurture an ambition to translate our academic research into a socially relevant and economically significant contribution to society. Our wide range of expertise in diverse areas of economics provide a vehicle for engagement with regulators and policy makers on both national and international stages. We aim at informing public debates and challenge practices by offering evidence-based and research-led input. Our research attracts the attention of the general public and thereby informs debates as well as policy makers enabling them to make more informed decisions.
Through the years our academics have been working with Non-governmental organisations in the UK, Columbia, the Philippines, and Nigeria tackling issues such enhancing access to services, governance and transparency, biodiversity and social integration, eco labelling. Our work on behavioural incentives led to collaboration with local authorities and local businesses. In the UK, our researchers have provided tailored solutions to major domestic institutions such as UK Defra, the Department of Health, the Office of Fair Trade, and the Department of Transport. Work conducted in the School of Economics on stated-preference informed methods for estimating valuations for quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. We have also given advice to government bodies in Scotland, the Philippines, Australia and international organisation such as the European Commission Directorate General.