Doctoral research

If you're interested in joining a dynamic community of talented researchers from around the world to explore research questions that matter, we would like to hear from you.

Our research topics

Within the Economics group we are especially keen to receive PhD research proposals in the following areas:

  • macroeconomics: monetary policy, economic development
  • financial economics and financial technology
  • microeconomics: industrial economics, productivity analysis, energy and environmental, behavioural economics
  • international economics: international money and finance, exchange rates, international trade, foreign direct investment, globalisation.

In addition to this however, group members are willing to consider PhD research proposals in the areas listed below.

Please use the list below to identify a potential supervisor(s), develop your research proposal, share this with the identified supervisor(s) and confirm they are willing to be named in support of your application. You are encouraged to ask for feedback from them to develop your research proposal. Then you should be ready to formally apply.

  • Morakinyo Adetutu: environmental and energy policy, pollution risk, climate finance
  • Anna Bennato: industrial economics, behavioural economics
  • Vitor Castro: economic growth and business cycles, fiscal and monetary policy, political economy, health economics, applied econometrics
  • Simeon Coleman: development economics, macroeconomic dynamics, international economics
  • Alessandra Ferrari: applied econometrics, performance measurement, banking, efficiency, regulation and competition
  • Ben Ferrett: tax competition for FDI, international trade, applied game theory, history of economic thought
  • Bo Gao: international trade, firm heterogeneity, trade policy, gains from trade
  • Monica Giulietti: industrial economics, regulation, energy markets and technology
  • Eric Pentecost: international monetary economics, especially capital flows, currency substitution and exchange rates
  • Christopher Spencer: household portfolio allocation; the history of the US Federal Reserve System; monetary policy making, especially the interest rate setting behaviour of monetary policy committees and central bank communication
  • Dawid Trzeciakiewicz: fiscal policy, interactions between fiscal and monetary policy, DSGE modelling
  • Vanessa Valero: experimental economics, behavioural economics, public economics
  • Christopher Wilson: industrial economics, behavioural economics, applied microeconomic theory
  • Justine Wood: central bank transparency, monetary policy, financial economics, economics of education, history of economic thought