Reading's Department of Economics was established more than half a century ago.
100% of our research impact has been classed ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ (REF 2021, combining 4* and 3* submissions – Business and Management Studies, and Anthropology and Development Studies).
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 and finance, development economics and sports 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.
Looking for postgraduate research opportunities?
Come to Reading for your PhD or professional doctorate and join a talented and diverse community of fellow researchers working to improve lives across the globe.