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Research Centres, Groups and Networks

Research Centres


Established in 2010 and funded by the ESRC, CAGE conducts policy-driven economics research informed by culture, history and behaviour. CAGE researchers analyse historical and contemporary data to draw out lessons for modern policy.


The Centre for Research in Economic Theory and its Applications (CRETA) coordinates collaborative research in economic theory and its applications, and in multi-disciplinary projects with related disciplines such as applied mathematics, biology, philosophy and political science.


The Quantitative and Analytical Political Economy Research Centre (QAPEC) provides a framework to coordinate collaborative research in quantitative and analytical political economy across the University of Warwick and with the Centre’s UK and international networks and partners.

Research Groups

Development and History

Members of the Development and Economic History Group combine archival data, lab-in-the-field experiments, randomised controlled trials, text analysis, survey and secondary data along with theoretical tools to study issues in development and economic history.

Econometrics and Labour

The Econometrics and Labour Group covers a wide number of topics within the areas of modern econometric theory and applications (e.g. the econometrics of networks), as well as labour economics (e.g. the economics of education, gender economics, technology and innovation).

Experimental and Behavioural Economics

The Experimental and Behavioural Economics Group draws its membership from economists in the Department who work in the fields of experimental economics, behavioural economics and/or subjective wellbeing ('Happiness Economics').

Macroeconomics and International Economics

The Macroeconomics and International Economics Group consists of faculty and PhD students. Its work centres around macroeconomics, international finance and international trade.

Microeconomic Theory

The Microeconomic Theory Group works closely with the Centre for Research in Economic Theory and its Applications (CRETA). Members of the Group work in economic theory and its applications, and in multidisciplinary projects with areas such as applied mathematics, biology, philosophy and political science.

Political Economy and Public Economics

The Political Economy and Public Economics Group investigates topics from two disciplines which have natural complementarities. Political economy focuses on the political feasibility of certain policies whereas public economics tries to determine which policies are optimal in every environment.

Research Networks


Decision Research at Warwick (DR@W) is an interdisciplinary initiative for researchers at the University interested in experimental and behavioural science with important implications for economics, psychology, management, marketing and statistics.


The European Political Economy Consortium (EPEC) fosters high-quality research in political economy by facilitating exchange among the leading European centres in the field. It consists of five founding institutions, including Warwick.