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Research Environment

We are ranked among the UK’s top institutions for research excellence. Our research is categorised by six groups -Development and History -Econometrics and Labour -Macroeconomics and International -Microeconomics -Political Economy and Public Economics and Experimental and Behavioural Economics. We have a lively research environment that is built around weekly seminars organised by each of the research groups, with external speakers visiting to present research papers and answer questions. Workshops are also held to give academic staff in the department the chance to debate, discuss and collaborate on research ideas.

We are home to a number of research centres that focus on finding the ingredients needed for economic success by people, businesses and nations. These can be the ingredients to compete in a global economy; for enhancing the understanding of economic theories that underscore our real-world dilemmas; and for analysing the art and science of decision-making, which lies at the heart of all economic pursuits.

We currently have five research centres:

PhD Conference

This annual event is organised by research students of the Warwick economics department and is supported and attended by the department and faculty. The conference papers are evaluated by a scientific committee, consisting of Warwick Economics Faculty members. Anyone can attend, but only PhD students can present. This years PhD Conference will take place online 24 - 26 June 2021. Further details for this years conference and those of previous years are available here.

Facilities for MRes/PhD Students

Completing a PhD (and doing research at the highest level more broadly) is an extremely rewarding, yet challenging and at times very frustrating activity. Throughout the programme your main asset will be your peer group. To facilitate this, MRes students have exclusive use of a departmental common workspace. This room is equipped with computers, deskspace and storage space. MRes and PhD students have use of the Staff Common Room in the department, which is equipped with comfortable chairs, coffee tables for relaxing and daily newspapers and periodicals are available. Students also have access to a small kitchen (S2.127B) with facilities provided during normal office hours. PhD students in the department are allocated shared office space with their own desk, PC and storage space. During 2020-21, the facilities we have been able to provide have been limited by the restrictions introduced under Covid-19.

The University has a Research Students Skills Programme providing training in a wide array of research related skills, which all research students can access.

To encourage a collaborative approach to research, the University provides the Wolfson Research Exchange. This is a community space that offers peer support and a forum for interdisciplinary collaboration to all Warwick research staff and students. The space hosts hundreds of research-led events each year, more than any other space at Warwick. Here you can find other researchers, get involved with the research community, attend events for researchers and plan your own research event. Work space for postgraduates is also provided in the Postgrad Hub, which is a dedicated space for independent and group study, presentations, meetings and workshops.