The purpose of the group is to be the focus for microeconomics research, funding, policy, impact and dissemination at the University of Kent.
The group covers interests in a wide range of microeconomics areas with the main focus being on development economics, labour and education economics, microeconometrics, games and behavioural economics, the economics of food, economic geography, industrial organisation and the economics of tax.
MRG members have undertaken research funded by the ESRC, the European Commission, the European Union, The Cabinet Office, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, European Overseas Development Administration, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Department for Transport, Nuffield Foundation, Leverhulme Trust, British Academy, US National Science Foundation, the World Bank and Australian AID.
MRG members have a wide range of experience in applied policy advice. Members have been consultants to and worked for the European Union, OECD, Institute of Fiscal Studies, Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, Her Majesty’s Treasury, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, Department for Transport, Department for International Development, African Development Bank and UNCTAD.
We offer advanced training at PhD level, and consultancy and training services for both the private sector and policy institutions.
MRG’s research is published in top international peer-reviewed journals such as American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Economic Journal, Economica, Economics Letters, Economic Theory, European Economic Review, Games and Economic Behaviour, International Economic Review, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Geography, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Oxford Economic Papers, Review of Economics and Statistics, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, The Economic History Review, World Development.