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Oxford Economics is firmly established as one of the world's leading research departments. In the last UK research assessment exercise in 2008, Oxford was credited with more 'world leading' (4*) research output than any other economics department in the UK. Overall, 95 percent of our research submitted to the RAE was classified as internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour. This assessment receives further support from the most recent IDEAS ranking of university departments of Economics which places Oxford 5th in the world and 1st outside the United States.

The Department has always believed that high-quality research and excellent teaching go hand-in-hand. The leading University Guides all rank Oxford among the top three departments in the UK for undergraduate study. The MPhil is one of the UKs most prestigious taught postgraduate programmes in Economics attracting first class students from around the world.  Our research students have progressed to positions of leadership in academia and in the private and public sector and can be found making a contribution in many different parts of the world.

Going forward the department is building on its success with new appointments at senior and junior levels, and the further development of our specialized research centres. Over the last decade the department has invested in research leadership with the creation of six new established professorships. Our most recent appointments are Mark Armstrong from University College London, whose main area of research is industrial organisation, and Michael Keane, from the University of New South Wales, whose research interests cover empirical microeconomics, labour economics and public economics.

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