The Economics Department represents policy-relevant, realistic and pluralistic research. We address real-world challenges through our research and promote a wide range of perspectives.
The Applied Institute for Research in Economics (AIRE) develops and disseminates research in economics and political economy at the University of Leeds. We use our strong local, national and international partnerships, and interdisciplinary approach to solve complex, practical problems.
We are a vibrant department with a tradition for teaching economics that is current, innovative, realistic, policy-relevant and pluralistic. Our programmes combine a core of technical skills with a range of research-informed specialisms. We support students to become independent, critical thinkers prepared for employment and further study.