The Economics Section is a vibrant community whose research strengths include:
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.
Professor Calvin Jones and Professor Max Munday from the Welsh Economy Research Unit (WERU) based at Cardiff Business School have examined the economic effects the planned construction of the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon will have on Wales and the UK.
Professor Max Munday, Dr Annette Roberts and Neil Roche of WERU contributed to the final report of the project 'Sea Angling 2012 – a survey of recreational sea angling activity and economic value in England' which was published in November by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
Assistant Professor Beatriz Santos of the Autónoma University of Madrid (Spain) spent three months in Cardiff
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)
Cardiff Business School,
Phone: +44(0)29 2087 6013
Fax: +44 (0)29 2087 4419