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
- 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