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
We are ranked in the top 20 in the UK for Economics and Econometrics, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017. We are ranked 13th on citations, which outlines how our applied research is used and known widely.
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".
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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.
External Guest Speakers, Autumn 2017. Mondays, 1:15 - 2.30 PM, Small Lunch served at 1:00
- PM Dr Sacha Kapoor (Erasmus University, Rotterdam) 23 October, E-MORLEY-G25
- Professor Cheti Nicoletti (University of York) 6 November, E-MORLEY-G25
- Dr Sofia Amaral (University of Essex) 13 November, E-MORLEY-G25
- Dr Martin Koppensteiner (University of Leicester) 20 November, E-MORLEY-G25
- Dr Alasdair Brown (University of East Anglia) 27 November, E-MORLEY-G25
Internal Guest Speakers, Autumn 2017. Wednesdays, 1:00 – 2:00 PM
- Subham 25 October 2017, CHANCE-G15
- Ferdinand Vieider 8 November 2017, CHANCE-G15
- Geoff Meen 15 November 2017, CHANCE-G15
- Vivien Burrows 22 November 2017, CHANCE-G15
- James Reade 29 November 2017, CHANCE-G15