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Economics & Finance

We have a long history of valuable economics research and have been supporting some of the UK’s major businesses and institutions.

Our research is broad ranging and far reaching and includes economic growth and policy, behavioural economics and finance, and economic and financial development in China – where we have close research links with Fudan and Renmin Universities.

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.


Recent Research

Social connections, reference point and acquisition premium

A study that has attempted to quantify the old saying: Its not what you know but who you know, by analysing social connections in mergers and acquisitions so as to evaluate the importance of social connections.

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Short-run and long-run dynamics of home price tiers, Damian Damianov

Short-run and long-run dynamics of home price tiers

Following the 2007-08 housing bust the premise that homes are always a good investment is now shattered. Researchers from the University of Texas-Pan American and Durham University Business School compared the recent market boom and bust with previous run-ups and downturns in the housing market.

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Muscle drain versus brain gain: technology transfer through player emigration and manager immigration

Does the exodus of players to foreign leagues – the so-called ‘muscle drain’ – weaken national football teams by lowering the standard of the domestic league.

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