Research

We are proud of our research at Bristol. 97% of our Economics and Econometrics research is rated either “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” (REF 2021).

The School of Economics hosts four Research Groups, with strengths across the board in microeconomic theory, macroeconomics, econometrics and applied microeconomics. Our research environment also boasts a vibrant workshop and seminar programme.

We have been awarded Legacy Centre Status by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for our Centre for Evidence-based Public Services (CEPS) which aims to deliver policy impact through conducting data-intensive research on public services, including health, education and welfare reform.

And, we are host to the Economics Observatory (ECO), which draws on UK-wide expertise to answer economic questions arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Research groups

Find out more about our research groups.

Coronavirus research hub

Featured COVID-19 economics research and resources.

Working paper series

Read our recent working papers list.

Policy Briefings

Academics within the School have produced the following PolicyBristol Briefings:

Nutrition labelling helps individuals choose healthier foods, Professor Stephanie von Hinke

Provide women with information about the risk of pregnancy, Dr Christine Valente 

Immigrant pupils more likely to think school can help them succeed than UK-born peers, Professor Simon Burgess

Behaviour incentives raise GCSE attainment in schools in poor neighbourhoods, Professor Simon Burgess

Research blogs

Read the latest research blogs from our academics.

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