The Department of Economics enjoys an international reputation for its predominantly applied research, mainly in the areas of development economics and poverty reduction, labour economics, international trade, environment and climate change. A key part of the Department’s research is undertaken by its currently more than 40 excellent PhD students, working on a wide range of topics in these areas. Research in the department has attracted substantial external financial support and much of its research is linked to the needs of policy-making bodies in Europe and internationally.
Staff and PhD student research
For information on the individual research interests and publications of our faculty members and PhD students, please view their personal profiles:
For information on how to become a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Economics, please see Visiting Fellowships.
The Department promotes an active research environment which fosters collaborative research within the University and externally. Its lively research environment is also built around the Department's Working Paper Series, weekly departmental seminar, regular internal workshops, annual PhD conference and weekly PhD advanced economics reading groups.
Research in the Department of Economics is grouped into four subject areas, each with its own sub-fields of research and specialist knowledge to benefit students, researchers and practitioners. All areas pay special attention to applied economics, econometrics and field work. Above all, there are constant interactions and exchange across subjects including our joint supervisions of PhD students.