Department of Economics
The Department of Economics at the University of Reading is internationally renowned for producing world-class research through the development of economic theory, use of advanced econometric modelling, and application to a wide range of public policy areas.
Our research has real-world applications and feeds into the teaching of our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. We address important and topical socio-political issues, such as UK housing reform and the gender wage gap, from an economic perspective, creating research outputs that have been used by governmental departments.
Join one of the UK's leading economics departments
The University is ranked 10th in the UK for our research impact for Business and Management Studies (Times Higher Education Institutions Ranked by Subject, 2014, based on its analysis of REF 2014), with 100% of both our research impact and research environment judged to be world-leading or internationally excellent. (Research Excellence Framework, 2014).
Many congratulations to Geoff Meen, who has been awarded Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences
Prof Geoff Meen is one of 69 leading social scientists to be conferred as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. He is recognised as "a leading specialist in the economic and policy analysis of housing markets from the local to the national levels".
Find your degree
Choose from our wide range of undergraduate or postgraduate degrees, and learn from expert academics who inform policy decisions and apply their research and knowledge to the real world.
Research with international impact
In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, 32% of our research was rated as world-leading (four stars), 49% as internationally excellent (three stars) and 17% as internationally recognised (two stars).
Latest news and upcoming events
Find out more about upcoming events and the latest successes of students and staff within the Department.
Student Research Fellowship Programme
The Department is launching the Student Research Fellowship Programme, for students who are completing their Part 2 studies this year and will be in Part 3 in the 2018-19 academic year. If you are interested in developing your research skills, including research communication and management, this might be the right programme for you.