research strengths

As one of Europe's leading research departments, our members include some of the world's most distinguished academic economists. In the most recent UK Research Assessment, REF 2014, Oxford was ranked top in terms of overall research strength, with more research output graded as world-leading in terms of its originality, rigour and significance than did any other economics department in the United Kingdom.

Amongst our faculty 

 

Research into policy and practice

Throughout its history, Economics at Oxford has sought to forge close links between academic research and policy-making.

Members of the Department currently serve as:

Research into policy and practice part1

 

Other faculty have acted as advisors and consultants to institutions as diverse as:

Research into policy and practice part2

 

These external links help to inform and stimulate work at the frontier of economic research, and provide students with unparalleled insights into how first class research can inform and shape public policy.

  

OUR PROGRAMMES

The Department is committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The Department's MPhil and DPhil programmes are internationally recognised for the excellence of the training and scholarship provided. Our graduates have progressed to positions of leadership in academia, in public services and in the private sector. Examples include: Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England; Amy Finkelstein, Professor of Economics at MIT and 2012 winner of the John Bates Clark medal, the Lord O'Donnell, formerly UK Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service; Dr Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India, 2004 to 2014, Dame Minouche Shafik, Director of the London School of Economics and former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England; the Lord Stern FBA, FRS, IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government at the LSE and advisor to the UK government on climate change.

 

global reach diagram

 mphil graduate destinations

 

 

DEPARTMENT PROFILE

The University of Oxford's Department of Economics is home to one of the largest and most diverse groups of academic economists in Europe. Our members come from all over the world, and range from early-career researchers and lecturers to well established, and highly respected permanent faculty. Our current faculty is comprised of the following positions:

All Academic Faculty Positions

The Department of Economics also has close ties with a number of different Oxford colleges, where our faculty can engage in educational, social and research-based activities alongside colleagues from a range of different disciplines. Currently, we have faculty members affiliated with the following colleges:

Affiliated colleges