Oxford University has one of the strongest, largest, and most varied groups of economists in the world. This is reflected in the diversity of our research which covers virtually every aspect of modern economic analysis and its applications. Research activity within the Department is focused within smaller, specialised groups. Each group holds regular workshops at which research by faculty and graduate students are presented and discussed; many distinguished researchers from outside Oxford also visit us to present their work at seminars.

Alongside the research groups, the Department is home to a number of specialized economics research centres.

 Results of the Research Excellence Framework 2014 announced

Oxford Economics is ranked first in term of overall research strength with more research ranked as world-leading than other institution.

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Research Highlights


Financial Economics

The interests of this research group span work on incentive structures and how they impact on hedge fund strategies and on risk taking amongst banking executives, to the econometrics of extracting useful information from high frequency data which comes from exchanges.

Many members of the group are affiliated with the Oxford-Man Institute, a university wide research centre in various asp...Read more


Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource-Rich Economies (OxCarre)

Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource-Rich Economies (OxCarre) was established in October 2007 with a generous donation from BP to become a global centre of excellence to analyse the economics of resource rich countries. The Centre conducts original and objective research to improve understanding of the performance of resource rich economies, and to inform policy design to enhance this per...Read more