Both our staff and students have incredible stories to tell. Our academics regularly feature in the media, offering their expertise on a range of current issues and affairs.
Emma Wilks: applying my degree to the real world at the FCO
Emma Wilks undertook a placement with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Read more about her experience and how the Department of Economics supported her every step of the way.
Sarah Jewell: researching and teaching the economics of labour
Dr Sarah Jewell is interested in human capital – the skills and attributes a person has that makes them attractive in the labour market. Her research focuses on the graduate labour market and how well graduates perform based on a number of factors such as subject choice and whether they return to education.
James Reade: the economics of sport research
Combining his interest in sport with mathematics gave Dr James Reade an intriguing setting in which to study the economic behaviour of people.
Uma Kambhampati: Gender, Labour and Wellbeing
Head of the School of Politics, Economics and International Relations, Professor Uma Kambhampati's research focuses on the socio-economic aspects of development. She has particular interests in child work, women's empowerment and individual well-being and life satisfaction.
Stefania lovo: EVALUATING THE COSTS OF A CLEAN ENVIRONMENT
Dr Stefania Lovo’s research involves understanding the role of economic activities and policies to tackle contemporary environmental problems.
FREDDY FARIAS ARIAS - getting involved
Freddy Farias Arias, studied a joint degree in Politics and Economics at the University of Reading, graduating with first-class honours in the summer of 2017. Read about how Freddy got involved in all aspects of life within the Department of Economics and the University.