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


Behavioural Economics


Behavioural economics is a blend of traditional neoclassical microeconomics and empirically motivated assumptions whose goal is a better understanding of economic behaviour. It can be divided into behavioural decision theory and behavioural game theory. Each subfield differs from its mainstream counterpart by paying particular attention to the psychological realism of behavioural...Read more


Institute for Economic Modelling (INET)

The Institute for Economic Modelling is a new research centre in the Department of Economics established with funding from George Soros and James Martin. Directed by Professor Sir David Hendry, the Institute investigates the difficulties that economic analyses, policy, empirical modelling and forecasting all confront when there are sudden, or very rapid, unanticipated changes.The 21st cent...Read more