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.
Find out more about our research groups.
Featured COVID-19 economics research and resources.
- Advising HM Treasury on pension policy 25 July 2016
- Raising school attainment and informing parent choice 23 March 2016
- Focusing healthcare competition on quality not price 10 March 2016
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.
Read our recent working papers list.