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Department of Economics

Research in the Economics Department

We are one of the UK’s leading departments for the economics of development and growth. Our research is unique in its depth and range of regional coverage. A special feature our work is its orientation towards Political Economy as well as Finance and Development. In addition, our work focuses on aspects of economic theory that go beyond mainstream paradigms.

The Department includes regional specialists, with a broad range of theoretical and applied interests.

Our working papers show the range and impact of research in our Department.

We are home to the International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE), a pluralistic forum for all progressive brands of political economy. Read more about the IIPPE ...

We host the Research on Money and Finance (RMF) network – an association of political economists who engage in analytical work on the development of the monetary and the financial system in recent years. Read more about the RMF ...

We have research strengths in commodity and finance issues in low income countries and emerging economies, analysing the interrelationships between trade, monetary and financial issues. Read more about Research on Commodities and Finance for Economic Development (ROCFED) ...