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The University of Southampton
EconomicsPart of Economic, Social and Political Science

Economics Research

We are one of the oldest Economics Departments in the UK with a long track record of cutting-edge research, spanning the entire scope of modern Economics.

We produce innovative research that furthers and deepens our understanding of economic behaviour and societal problems, informs and influences economic and social policy, explores interdisciplinary approaches to big questions, whilst at the same time maintaining global recognition within the Economics discipline.

Our research is structured around four interconnected research groups– Economic Theory and Experimental Economics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics and Applied Economics.  Our research strength ranges across the core areas of the discipline and our expertise encompasses a broad range of subjects such as time series and financial econometrics, behavioural economics, game theory, quantitative and theoretical macro, labour economics, and applied micro-econometrics.

Our research impact

Social Sciences academics at Southampton share expertise to address some of society's most pressing issues.

Our staff

Our staff members are leading international researchers in their areas, publishing in the top academic journals.

Examples of our research interests and findings

The credibility of Science

Employing social sciences for a bias-free approach by Zacharias Maniadis


Happiness and Immigration

by Corrado Giulietti


Soc. Interact. Financial Behaviour

Social Interactions and Financial Behaviour by Hector Calvo Pardo


Discussion papers

Our discussion paper series includes preliminary versions of our completed papers.

Social Sciences Experimental Lab

We host a state-of-the-art Experimental Lab that we use for conducting lab experiments to understand economic behaviour.

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