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Research, innovation and engagement

The Economics Section has a tradition of producing internationally recognised research across disciplines.

A major mission of our work is to contribute to the Grand Challenges of our time and the thematic areas of the Public Value Strategy.

During the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) period (2014-2020), we have been involved in funded research projects, and we have published extensively high quality and high impact publications in internationally recognised academic journals. The results of our research and engagement activities have led to the development of many impact cases.

Given the breadth of our research, many of our researchers are heavily involved in policy-relevant work, contributing to debates through policy discussions and advisory roles in the House of Lords, the Bank of England, Banque de France, Bank of Greece, the Office of National Statistics, the Welsh Government, the Institute of Economic Affairs’ Shadow Monetary Policy Committee and the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Groups and centres

We are also home to several research groups and centres, which provide the ideal environment for the development of new ideas and theories as well as the promotion of synergies. These include:

Collaborative research groups

Academics in the Economics section are also working with colleagues across the University and participating in interdisciplinary research groups, such as the Crime and Security Research InstituteWales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) and Sustainable Places Research Institute.

Many of our researchers collaborate and are affiliated with national and international research institutes: IZA Institute of Labor Economics, National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), Masaryk University - MUEEL lab.