Our Commitment To Excellence
Economics staff at Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics contribute to a strong research base, comprising world-renowned established researchers and energetic young researchers at the leading edge of their fields.
95% of the School’s Economics research is rated as “international standard” (Research Assessment Exercise 2008) and our staff publish on a wide range of economic and econometric subjects, as well as presenting at international conferences and at the major international economic research meetings
We believe that good teaching and research are best informed and conducted by staff who are active in both areas. Unlike some other universities, we are not a “two-speed” department in which designated researchers never meet students and designated teachers never engage in new research.
In the 2008 national Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) we submitted all Economics staff as “research active”. This strength in depth emphasises our commitment to research, as well as highlighting the supervision of research students that is fully informed by the current research activities of its staff.
Our staff are organised into two main discipline areas:
These groups provide the focus for our activity, our candidates on the PhD, MPhil and MRes programmes, and consultancy or commissioned research projects we undertake for Government departments or businesses.
We benefit from substantial research funding, especially from the research councils and the financial sector.
The Doctoral Programme forms an integral part of the School’s overall research capability with research students being integrated within the Discipline Groups best matching their areas of interest.
The School has an active Research Seminar Series which provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and research experiences. Attendance at international conferences and symposia is actively encouraged as are collaborative links with other academic institutions, business organisations and governmental agencies.