Research in Economics
The department has an international research reputation in three areas: human resource economics; industrial organisation and economic theory; and macroeconomics, international economics, and financial markets. In human resource economics, the department is particularly well known for its work in the economics of education, including the transition to work. The principal strength in the area of industrial organisation and economic theory is in the theory of games and decisions as applied to cartels and mergers. The macroeconomics, international economics and financial markets group is known for its applications of sophisticated time series methods (including nonlinear and fractional techniques) to the modelling of relationships in international macroeconomics and finance.
Members of the department have received substantial research funding from a range of sources, including: ESRC, DTI, Department for International Development, Department for Economics & Skills, Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, Nuffield Foundation, Leverhulme Trust. They have served as advisors and consultants to national and international agencies including the World Bank, UN, ILO, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, North West Development Agency, Office for National Statistics, the British Council, HEFCW, and the Welsh Assembly Government.
An active research seminar series, a strong PhD programme and participation in international conferences all serve to provide a strong research culture.
Research by staff members covers a variety of topics, organised in three major areas:
- Human Resource Economics (includes labour economics, education economics and sports economics)
- Industrial Organisation and Economic Theory
- Macroeconomics, International Economics, and Financial Markets
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