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Our reach and research encompasses the globe.

Warwick at 50
We live in a complicated and connected world.

For this reason, our cutting-edge economic research takes place worldwide, taking on the full array of emerging social science issues of our times.

It has provided new insights into the workings of the Bank of England, historical lessons from the recent international financial crisis, and an examination of the increase in the number of wars taking place throughout the world.

This year, celebrating our 50th anniversary, we continue our work to stay at the forefront of economic research by embracing our past, whilst looking ahead to the future.

We are ranked amongst the UK's
top for research excellence

Staying ahead of the trend

We have earned a reputation for being at the forefront.

We were the first in the UK to emphasise the use of complex mathematical equations and statistical procedures to analyse economic events for both research and teaching purposes.

This focus on quantitative analysis or econometrics was then novel, but computers have made it an indispensable tool of modern economic research everywhere.

Providing economic advice and expertise

The expertise of our Professors have made them sought after in public service roles; from offering economic advice and expertise for the Greek government in crisis, to leading the British Government’s Department For International Development exploration of ways to improve private-sector growth in low-income countries.

They have also taken on leadership roles within the Royal Economic Society, one of the oldest and most prestigious economic institutions in the world.

Establishing new genres

Researchers at Warwick have pioneered the establishment of the subject of 'happiness' as an entirely new genre for economic academic study.

This has since been thrust into a prominent spot on the international policy stage.

Applying economic history to analyse the future

We have a particular stronghold in economic history and our research has been at the forefront in uncovering insights that emerge from the past, as well as having the potential to affect the future.

Prominent among them is a new understanding of the forces that lead to the British economic decline in the 20th century.

Analysis and dissemination

We know our research matters, which is why our academics use online resources, such as Voxeu and RePec, to promote research-based policy analysis and commentary and enhance the dissemination of research in Economics.