Find out more here about research that goes on connected with this course and in the Faculty or School where it's taught.
Many of our staff in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are research active. This ensures they are in touch with the latest thinking and bring best practice to your studies.
Economics research at Kingston University has three core themes:
The UK national Research Assessment Exercise of 2008 judged that all of our assessed research activity met national standards in terms of significance, originality and rigour. The great majority was assessed as deserving international recognition and a significant proportion of this was judged to be 'excellent', and some 'world-leading', in relation to international standards.
Within the first two of our research themes, a substantial part of our publications employ econometric methods that are similar to or extensions of those taught to our MSc students. Examples of econometric methods in our recent research projects include multiple regression; vector autoregressions; generalised impulse response profiles; model estimation with panel data; logit and probit models for discrete choice; multivariate GARCH models; co-integration analysis with structural breaks; time series methods for assessing growth convergence; automated model selection methods; spectral analysis; frequency domain analysis of business cycle phase convergence; and forecasting techniques.
We hold regular research seminars with presentations by staff and by visiting speakers. Postgraduate students are welcome to attend these presentations.
The MSc dissertation is an extended opportunity to develop research and writing skills. Student dissertations of high quality may be suitable for developing into articles to be submitted to academic journals, or to be printed as discussion papers.
We have a well developed research student programme and encourage those of our postgraduate students who are considering studying for a PhD to discuss the possibility of undertaking their doctoral research with us.