Applied Microeconomics

The Applied Microeconomics research group draws on expertise in field experiments and in the development and analysis of large-scale microdata to address questions of real-world policy relevance.

Our empirical research is informed by economic theory, but is also interdisciplinary, drawing on connections with medical sciences, psychology, geography and beyond to deepen our understanding of phenomena that cannot be explained solely in terms of economics, and to study effects of economic events on other outcomes, and vice versa. We publish in leading international journals and aim to deliver policy impact, with our REF 2014 Impact Cases rated 100% 4*. Group members are also affiliated with the Centre for Evidence-based Public Services.

Our research covers the following areas:

  • Development
  • Economic history
  • Education
  • Environmental, urban and transport economics
  • Labour market, welfare and pensions policy
  • Health
  • Public policy


Bristol Workshops on Economic Policy Interventions and Behaviour

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