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.
Geoff Meen: helping the government fix the UK's housing market
Professor Geoff Meen's research into housing markets looks at a number of social issues, of which housing affordability is just one. Since 2004, he has done work for the England Department for Communities and Local Government, and recently served as a specialist adviser on the House of Lords Economics Affairs Committee.
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.