Economics at York houses internationally recognised leading expertise in all core areas of economic research and related areas.
We cover a range of areas tackling issues that matter for the British society and beyond. Our research is at the global forefront in health economics affecting how governments around the world procure treatments and pharmaceuticals and what they do about patient waiting times.
Research in our applied microeconomics cluster deepens the understanding of early childhood development and the expertise of our econometricians equips central bankers and other policy makers with better analytical tools when they seek to improve their decision making. We study workplace inequalities as well as specific policies designed to reduce them.
Ranked joint eighth in the UK for the impact of our research in the Research Excellence Framework
(Times Higher Education 2014)
Our Department is organised into clusters, which consist of academic staff and research students.
Our clusters foster synergies, promote impact, engage with communities and sustain research excellence. They host regular seminars, lectures and workshops.
Our research centres provide the perfect platform for collaboration and discussion.
University research themes
Interdisciplinary research is one of our strengths. We collaborate across the University's research themes – areas of research excellence that cross departmental boundaries. We have particularly strong partnerships within two themes:
Explore emerging research in our Department through our discussion papers. These working papers cover a range of policy-relevant topics, reflecting our Department’s current strengths and interests.
Search for research and browse publications in the York Research Database.
Push the boundaries of knowledge in our supportive and stimulating environment.
Study with us
We are supporting applications for Leverhulme Trust and ESRC postdoctoral fellowships.
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