The RBR group’s research is united by an interest in regulation, public policy, and business responsibility. In terms of subject discipline, a majority of the group draw on economics, of one type or another, for their intellectual foundations.
Other RBR staff members base their work on management studies, political science, law, and/or environmental studies. Research into energy policy and water policy is common to several of the group members. Many RBR researchers are also active members of the Centre for Competition Policy (CCP) and the Tyndall Centre at UEA.