Shaping local, national and global policy
The Economics Research Division concentrates primarily on applied research, with strong theoretical and empirical foundations, that is of direct relevance to economic policy formation at local, national and international levels.
We work to address current socio-political issues, such as gender and ethnic inequalities in the labour market and in other aspects of life. We also study entrepreneurship, international business, organisation of firms and institutional structures, fiscal and monetary policy.
Our research clusters reflect our areas of strength:
• Business economics and finance
• Labour and household economics
We also have strong links to the Global Development Research Division through our colleagues who work on Development Economics. Together, we are part of the University’s Prosperity and Resilience research theme.