The School of Economics has a thriving research community. Our staff produce world-class research, publish regularly in leading academic journals and foster research partnerships around the world.
The School is home to two research centres and two research groups:
- The Macroeconomics, Growth and History Centre (MaGHiC) brings together a large number of researchers at the School and acts as a focal point for macroeconomic research, impact and training at the University of Kent.
- The Centre for European Agri-Environmental Studies (CEAS), established in 1971, has a long history of funded research and participating in policy debate in Europe.
- The Microeconomics Research Group members’ research spans applied and theoretical microeconomics and microeconometrics.
- The Development Economics Group comprises a large contingent of economists with a diverse set of perspectives and approaches to the field. The group’s research methods include both applied theory and empirical analysis and includes members with expertise in economic growth, inequality, conflict, institutions, social norms, culture, networks, migration, health, education, political economy, labour markets, gender, trade, firms and informality.