Achieving world leading and internationally excellent research Achieving world leading and internationally excellent research

Our research is informed by engagement with practitioners, and characterised by its dissemination of results to a diverse non-academic audience. 

The School is committed to and strongly encourages activities related to ‘enterprise and engagement' throughout our five research clusters, with the aim of generating wider benefits from our researchers' work. We support our staff in achieving world leading and internationally excellent research, in generating substantial external funding and in undertaking research with high impact.

Research in the School of Economics is organised into five groups:

  • The Behavioural Economics group's strengths are in measurement of preferences and valuations, supporting current interests in policy-making circles, both in the UK and internationally, to incorporate insights of behavioural and experimental economics into policy design. 

  • The Economics of Conflict group investigates the causes, modes, and consequences of conflict at levels from individuals up to societies, using a blend of empirical, theoretical , and experimental techniques.

  • The Economic Theory group joins together researchers who use rigorous theoretical analysis to make significant contributions in all areas of economics.. 

  • The Industrial Economics group is closely aligned with the Centre for Competition Policy (CCP), working to develop significant policy and practitioner impact. 

Members of the faculty are also part of inter-disciplinary research groups working across the university:

  • The Migration Research Network was founded in November 2015 and is designed primarily to facilitate participatory action research in topics related to international migration.