Departments and Research Centres

UK departments, centres of research in Economics and Associated Organisations

The intention of this page is to provide links to departments of Economics in UK universities and to centres of economic research. If you have any suggestions for links to be added to this page please contact: Amanda Wilman at, identifying the email subject as ‘UK Departments/Centres.’

Links to UK Departments of Economics (This listing is provided by the Economics Network)

Links to UK centres of Economic Research (This listing is provided  by EDIRC at the Economic Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.)

What is Economics? (published by Economic & Social Research Council, UK)

Links to works published by UK centres of economic research:

    Centre for Economic Policy Researchv(CEPR),

    Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC)

    Centre for MacroEconomics (CFM)

    Chinese Economic Association (CEA, UK)

Politea: Politeia was established in 1995 as a forum for social and economic thinking. Its aim is to encourage reflection, discussion and debate about the place of the state in the daily lives of men and women across the range of issues which affect them, from employment and tax to education, health and pensions.  Politea welcomes RES members to its events, which are listed in the RES Events pages or Conference Diary. For further details see:

Organisations with whom the RES is associated.

International Economics Association (IEA). The IEA is the international federation of national economic associations, formed by a core group of academics, scholars and distinguished economists, from developed and developing countries. The IEA was founded in 1950 as a non-governmental organization, with the aim to promote personal contacts and mutual understanding among economists in different parts of the world through the organization of scientific meetings, common research programs and by means of publications of an international character on economic policies and problems of current importance.

Economics Network

The Economics Network aims to enhance the quality of learning and teaching throughout the UK higher education economics community:

"By providing additional support to lecturers and students alike, [the Economics Network] plays an invaluable role in furthering the university study of economics.” - Sir Charles Bean, RES President (2012-2015) and Former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England.

The Economics Network is financially supported by the Royal Economic Society, the Scottish Economic Society and 37 UK higher education economics departments. Read more on EN activities.


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