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Department of Economics

The Department of Economics at Nottingham Business School offers a distinctive range of courses, applicable research and opportunities to engage in collaborative activities with a wide variety of organisations. It consists of a large international team of scholars and practitioners from diverse backgrounds in industry, professional practice and academia.

Both our undergraduate and postgraduate courses offer students a challenging and vibrant environment to gain an in-depth understanding of economic concepts, principles and techniques.

As a department, we can draw upon the expertise of the Economic Strategy Research Bureau (ESRB). This is uniquely placed to combine proven practitioner expertise with academic excellence. ESRB members contribute directly to our undergraduate and postgraduate portfolio at all levels, enabling our graduates to obtain an economic toolkit that is attractive to potential employers.

Our Subject Areas

Our Research Groups and Centres

Centre for Behavioural Sciences

Centre for Behavioural Sciences

The Behavioural Science Centre employs methods from various disciplines to gain deeper insights into human behaviour and decision making.

Accounting and Finance Research Group

Accounting and Finance Research Group

The Accounting and Finance Research Group undertakes research across a broad spectrum of accounting and finance related disciplines and across a range of sectors and geographical boundaries.

Centre for Economics, Policy and Public Management

Centre for Economics, Policy and Public Management

CEPPM brings together distinct, but mutually reinforcing, research interests in public policy, public management and applied economics research; economics consultancy, contract research and training; betting research; and political forecasting.

Centre for People, Work and Organizational Practice

Centre for People, Work and Organizational Practice

The Centre for People, Work and Organizational Practice is the research group within Nottingham Business School (NBS). The research within the Centre explores the ways in which leadership and HR practices influence employees’ attitudes and behaviours at work.

Responsible and Sustainable Business Lab (RSB Lab) Research Centre

Responsible and Sustainable Business Lab (RSB Lab) Research Centre

The Responsible and Sustainable Business Lab (RSB Lab) was founded in 2015, with the goal of supporting income generation, publication and business impact within the business school and across disciplines at NTU.

Innovation, Digitization, Entrepreneurship and Operations Research Group

Innovation, Digitization, Entrepreneurship and Operations Research Group

The Innovation, Digitization, Entrepreneurship and Operations Research Groups aim is to promote international, intersectoral and interdisciplinary research and collaboration, bringing together academia and practice in the areas of digital innovation; innovation, organization and strategy; operations and supply chain management; and entrepreneurship and small business management.

Work, Informalisation and Place Research Centre

Work, Informalisation and Place Research Centre

The Work, Informalisation and Place Research Centre (WIP) provides methodologically innovative interdisciplinary studies with a specific focus upon the spatial dimensions of contemporary work and employment in sectors such as hand car washes, nail bars, and small-scale garment manufacturing. Work in these sectors tends towards casualisation and informalisation where workers operate under business models that embed patterns of labour market exploitation. Exploitation includes wage theft, under payment of the national minimum wage through to modern slavery where employer coercion centres on work for favours, labour bondage and tied labour in unsafe workplaces.

Featured Facility

Trading room

If you’re aiming for a career in finance and the investment industry, this is a chance to hone your skills in a real-time trading environment.

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We have been ranked 7th out of 71 for our Economics courses in the Guardian University Guide 2020.

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We have been ranked 4th place for graduate outcomes on our Economics courses in the Guardian University Guide 2020.

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