The Economics Section is a vibrant community whose research strengths include:

  • Macroeconomics
  • Finance
  • Econometrics
  • Labour
  • Trade
  • Growth and development
  • Research and development (R&D), innovations and productivity  
  • Regional and industrial economics
  • Economic and business history

Members of the Section 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 informed debate in the EU Commission and the European Central Bank and has attracted considerable media attention.

There are around 45 full-time PhD students in residence, pursuing a PhD programme over two years of coursework (an MSc (Econ) and an MRes) followed by 2 years for the thesis. The Section also provides MScs in Financial Economics and in International Economics, Banking and Finance, which attract nearly 300 students each year. It runs a variety of undergraduate courses for Economics and related degree schemes; besides the many students in the Business School taking economics courses as part of related degrees, there are some 400 students pursuing specialised Economics degrees.

Research Highlights view all

Dr Andrew Crawley has been selected to attend the 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences, having passed a highly competitive multi-stage international selection procedure.

A Special Issue of Open Economies Review has been published in honour of Professor Patrick Minford.

Bilateral national trade analysis carried out by Professor James Foreman-Peck for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) indicates that the gross costs of language ignorance are high for the UK despite English being a world language. 

Faculty members view all

Groups and Centres view all

The Economics section is home to the following research groups and centres:

Collaborative research

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)

Projects view all

Some of the projects currently being worked on by members of this section

Monitoring and evaluation framework of four Welsh Government strategic E4G projects - Phase 2

Duration: 13th August 2012 to 13th January 2015
Sponsored by Welsh Government
Award type: Research

Measuring the Performance of Dwr Cymru

Duration: 30th September 2010 to 29th September 2014
Sponsored by Dwr Cymru (Welsh Water)
Award type: PhD Studentship

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