The Department of Economics' specialism is in applied policy-relevant research.
Faculty members have expertise in applied micro- and macroeconomics as well as applied econometrics. We also have a small team which forms part of a much larger cross-university specialism in energy and the environment. Further details on the activity of our research groups can be found below.
The Department is home to the Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI), which has for over 40 years been an authority on economic policy and the Scottish economy. The FAI ensures that our academic research has real impact in the policy and business communities.
Our staff are engaged in collaborations with economists throughout the UK and overseas.
We're members of the Scottish Institute for Research in Economics and jointly organise (with the University of Bern and the University of Surrey) the European Trade Study Group, the world’s largest conference on international trade. We're also a founding partner of the new Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence.
In recent years, research and knowledge exchange activity in the Department has been supported by funding from a diverse range of prestigious sources, including the ESRC, the EPSRC, the Scottish Government, the Office for National Statistics, the UK Energy Research Centre, and the Scottish Funding Council.
The FAI regularly produces and uses multi-sectoral economic accounts. We are keen that such databases are available to the wider academic and research community for their use.
For further details of individual staff and their areas of expertise, please see our staff web pages.
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