Established more than half a century ago, the University of Reading's Department of Economics includes world experts in the global arena of economics, with research expertise in the fields of development, housing, the labour market, behavioural economics, climate change policy, macroeconomics, banking and finance.
Reading's Department of Economics was established more than half a century ago. 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 – includes research from staff within the Department of Economics and Henley Business School), and 100% of both our research impact and research environment has been judged to be world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014 – Business and Management Studies – includes research from staff within the Department of Economics and Henley Business School).
Our academic staff hold expertise in the various fields of economics, with research expertise spanning areas such as behavioural economics, labour economics, econometrics, macroeconomics, business economics, banking and finance, development economics, emerging markets, and spatial and housing economics.
We offer a range of postgraduate programmes reflecting the changing global economic environment. Our strong focus on applied research means that we emphasise the policy implications of our research findings.
We also encourage you to look beyond the headlines and understand the forces shaping our world today. You will have the opportunity to gain knowledge of recent developments in the global economy and how these are linked with changes at the national and international level.
We are proud of our friendly and inclusive international community, which offers you a supportive environment in which to study.
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