Research

We are proud of our research at Bristol. Our world-class academics and cutting-edge research led us to be ranked sixth overall and first for impact in the most recent REF (2014).

The department 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 are also delighted to 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.

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Research groups

Find out more about our research groups.

Coronavirus research hub

Featured COVID-19 economics research and resources.

Ranked 1st for Impact

In REF 2014, the department was rated first in the UK for the impact of its research, with case studies drawn from healthcare, education and energy regulation. Since then, we have continued to disseminate our research to a wide audience.

Working paper series

Read our recent working papers list.

Bristol is among the top economics departments in the UK. Our research is internationally-recognised for its originality, significance and rigour, and delivers real-world policy impact.

Professor Helen Simpson, Research Director
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