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Economics research

Our internationally-renowned Economics subject group is known for its primarily applied research.

The Economics subject group is well-known internationally for its primarily applied research. This research informs and influences policymaking within the UK and throughout the world.

Our academics contribute to several research projects funded by research councils and international organisations. They collaborate widely within the University and externally.

The Economics subject group comprises:

  • seven Professors
  • two Readers
  • six Senior Lecturers
  • 21 Lecturers
  • a small group of Postdoctoral Researchers
  • between 10 and 20 PhD students
Bank of England and Royal Exchange at twilight.

Our vibrant research environment is built around a range of activities. These include:

  • weekly seminar series hosting academics from the UK and abroad
  • internal brown-bag seminars
  • a seminar series and annual conference for PhD students
  • discussion paper series

Research areas

Our subject group covers several core research areas. These are:

  • Economics of safety, health, environment, and risk
  • Behavioural and experimental economics
  • Labour, education, and health economics
  • Macroeconomics, policies, and institutions in open economic systems
  • Spatial, urban, regional, international, and industrial economics
  • Applied time series econometrics
  • Finance, financial economics, and financial econometrics

Key themes

Research facilities

The Newcastle Experimental and Behavioural Economics Lab is a state-of-the-art research facility.

The Lab is used to conduct studies in experimental economics and economic psychology. It allows for:

  • testing economic theory
  • measuring preferences
  • pre-testing policy interventions

We offer weekly lab meetings in addition to our research facilities. These are attended by a multi-disciplinary group of researchers. They are based in different faculties across Newcastle University and conduct experimental research.

The Lab is located in Room 2.01 in the main school building. It contains:

  • 36 participant workstations with privacy screens
  • two experimenter workstations
  • a full suite of experimental software packages

We welcome external expressions of interest. For further information, please contact Dr Till Weber.

Newcastle University Business School students sat at workstations in the on-site Behavioural and Experimental Economics Computer Lab

Our PhD programme

We have an enthusiastic group of PhD students.

Our PhD Programme includes advanced economics training in the first year. The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences run more general research modules alongside this training.

Funded research projects

Discussion papers

The Economics subject group develops a series of discussion papers throughout the academic year. These cover a wide range of topics. The latest papers are listed below.

Research updates

Here is some of the latest research news and activity from the Economics subject group.

Newcastle University Business School hosts second Experimental Economics Workshop

Newcastle University Business School recently hosted the second Newcastle Experimental Economics Workshop on 9 and 10 November 2023, attended by international academics.