Economics Division research themes

Taking multiple perspectives in economics

The research of the economic division is characteristically policy-relevant, realistic and pluralistic. We demonstrate a high capability for interdisciplinary research, as well as disciplinary research.This means that our research on any one theme is diverse:

  • Taking multiple perspectives in economics: distinctive pluralistic breadth of the Division
  • Operating at multiple scales e.g. cities, regions, nations, internationalUsing multiple methods: qualitative, (e.g. semi-structured interviews;  ethnographic methods), quantitative (applied econometrics; survey methods) and mixed (e.g. realist)
  • Engaging multiple disciplines e.g. economics, environment and engineering approaches (e.g. to innovation, industrial strategy); sociology; geography; international business; history etc.
  • Recognising importance of institutions, history, and political economy as well as individuals
  • Addressing pedagogical aspects and research-led teaching

Reseach themes

The macro economy and macroeconomic policy

Macroeconomics, monetary economics, financial economics, international economics; productivity, performance and growth.

Work, labour and organisation

Labour economics, labour-management relations, the nature and future of work and work organisation; productivity, performance and growth.

Financialisation and globalisation

Financial economics, monetary economics, international economics, macroeconomics; productivity, performance and growth.

Development and wellbeing
Environment, infrastructure, innovation and the circular economy