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Welcome to our Department

Our research is broad ranging and far-reaching and includes economic growth and policy; behavioural economics; quantitative research in financial economics; and environmental and energy economics.

We have a strong culture of collaboration and arrange external and internal research seminar series, conferences and PhD student workshops.

We also work with a wide range of businesses and government institutions including the Bank of England, Federal Reserve Bank, UK Trade & Investment, BIS and the UK parliament.


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We have a long history of internationally-recognised economics research and support some of the UK's major businesses and institutions.

Michael Naef
Head of Economics and Finance
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Our PhD Programme

Our programme gives you the opportunity to combine rigorous academic theory with research to influence the world of business and make a unique contribution to your field of study.

Explore Our PhD Programme



Our Research Centres

Our active research centres deliver impactful research across the global business world informing policy and changing business practice.

Centre for Banking Institutions and Development

The Centre for Banking, Institutions and Development (CBID) is involved in a range of on-going research projects examining emerging issues in banking.

Centre for Environmental and Energy Economics

The Centre works on large-scale system modelling of environmental and energy issues, as well as local policy design design and correction.
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Centre for Macroeconomic Policy

Our Centre investigates the broad determinants of economic growth, and the possible impact of this on individuals and wider society.

Durham Research In Economic Analysis and Mechanisms

The focus of this centre is on microeconomic theory and its applications, with a special emphasis on the design of institutions.

Centre for Experimental Methods and Behavioural Research

We engage with public and industry partners to incorporate experimental methods that lead to high-quality impact.
Experimental Methods in Business Research Group

Quantitative Research in Financial Economics

Our group focuses on all aspects of quantitative and empirical financial modelling, underpinned by state-of-the-art data facilities.
Quantitative Research in Financial Economics