Applied Econometrics and Finance Group

The Applied Econometrics and Finance group is the largest research group in the School of Economics, consisting of 24 Faculty members and 12 PhD students. 

The group covers a wide range of research areas. 

One key area is financial econometrics and macroeconomics, with researchers currently working on equity crowdfunding, option pricing, modelling high-frequency data, volatility modelling, and the design and impact of monetary policy. 

Another key area is environmental and natural resource economics, with particular interest in environmental attitudes of individuals, the interplay between behavioural and environmental economics in designing schemes for influencing behavioural choices that impact on the environment, and environmental policy (e.g. optimal resource taxation). 

Members of the group are also active in areas including development economics, economic growth, banking economics, and labour, population and health economics.


We collaborate heavily with researchers from other schools at UEA in order to benefit from the fertilisation of ideas.  The group has particularly close links to researchers in Norwich Business School , the School of International Development, the Health Economics Group in the School of Medicine, and the School of Computing Sciences.

Researchers in the group also work in partnership with organisations including the British Horse Racing Authority, the British Medical Association, Defra, the European Commission Directorate-General for ResearchNorwich City Football Club, the supermarket chain Sainsbury's, Anglian Water and Archant.