Practical economics, real impact.

By exploring economic principles we help to address complex problems, from the decisions made by individuals through to global economic policy.

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Ha-Joon Chang: why pluralism in economics is important

Dr Ha-Joon Chang gave a lecture on why pluralism in economics is important organised by the student Alternative Thinking for Economics Society.

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Researchers present at the RES Conference 2015

Five staff from the Department of Economics will present at this year’s Royal Economics Society (RES) Conference in Manchester.

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Centre for Vocational Education Research

We're part of a new national research centre that aims to transform our understanding of vocational education and its role in society and the wider economy.

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Study with us and you'll discover the powerful ideas that shape economic theory and influence real-world situations.

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Our world-leading research

Our world-leading research explores areas as diverse as labour and education, health and well-being, how firms and industry operate and macroeconomic systems.

Research areas> Institute for Economic Analysis of Decision-making (InstEAD)> Our research working papers series>
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The real world of economics

We work with a range of organisations to provide students with unique employment experiences and we help companies to innovate with our internationally-recognised research skills.

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