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Department of Economics – University of Reading

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  • Helping the UK government

    Professor Geoff Meen's research is helping to fix the UK's housing market

  • The importance of your name

    Dr Zahra Siddique's research investigates whether someone's name affected their labour market outcomes in the 1920s

  • Research-led teaching

    Dr Sarah Jewell's research into the graduate labour market underpins our "Economics of labour" undergraduate module

  • Applying economics to sport

    Dr James Reade combines his interest in sport with mathematics to study the economic behaviour of people

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.

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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).

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Find out more about upcoming events and the latest successes of students and staff within the Department.

 

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