We are a vibrant research community, exploring a range of economics themes and conducting impactful, socially-relevant research.
Our particular areas of strength include:
- growth and development
- research and development (R&D)
- innovations and productivity
- regional and industrial economics
- economic and business history.
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 Institute of Economic Affairs’ Shadow Monetary Policy Committee, the House of Lords, the Bank of England, Banque de France, the Office of National Statistics and the Welsh Government. Research on the European debt crisis has previously informed debate in the EU Commission and the European Central Bank and attracted considerable media attention.
In addition to our full time faculty, we can have around 40 PhD students in residence at any one time.
Groups and centres
The economics section is home to the following research groups and centres:
Academics from the economics section also participate in Cardiff University’s multidisciplinary Sustainable Places Research Institute and the Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD).