We are proud of our research at Bristol, with 97% of our economics and econometrics research 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.
Find out more about our research groups.
- Domestic abuse: Male violence against women rises with female employment in many developing countries 17 March 2023
- Food voucher scheme for low-income families to undergo first independent evaluation 14 December 2022
- Domestic workers: a simple ‘humanising’ measure helps stop employers abusing migrant staff 13 December 2022
Read our recent working papers list.
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
Featured COVID-19 economics research and resources.