Research in the Department of Economics

Economics research

The connecting themes of our current research activity are:

Research groups and centres

Political Economy Research Group (PERG)

Political Economy Research Group (PERG)

The political economy approach highlights the role of effective demand, institutions and social conflict in economic analysis and thereby builds on Austrian, Institutionalist, Keynesian and Marxist traditions. 

Research degrees programme

Research degrees programme

Our doctoral (PhD) programme is intended for students who already have a postgraduate qualification, such as MA or MSc. We also offer an opportunity for MA or MSc by research, which might be used as the basis for proceeding to a doctoral programme.

The aim of our research degree programme is to offer opportunities for students to enhance their knowledge and understanding of economics and to develop their research skills - both generic research skills and also competence within the methodologies that are typical of research in economics.

Our research students are given personal supervision and advice by a team of, normally, two members of staff and may attend modules within our taught courses to support their personal development and training plans. Attendance at our staff research seminars is an opportunity to become familiar with research in progress throughout the School of Economics and to observe more experienced presenters, including visiting researchers. Research students present their own work in progress at our research students conferences.

  • PhD application guidelines
  • Types of research degrees
  • Scholarships and bursaries
  • Fees

Please then submit your proposal and CV to the Research Administrator (tel: +44 (0)20 8417 2304)

Economics discussion papers

Kingston University Economics Discussion Papers are reports on research in progress, authored and peer-reviewed by members, associates and visitors of the Department of Economics. The series features contributions in several areas of economics, including but not limited to mathematical and quantitative methods; international economics; macroeconomics and monetary economics, financial economics, economic development, technological change, and growth; schools of economic thought and methodology; agricultural and natural resource economics; microeconomics; labor and demographic economics; health, education, and welfare; public economics.

For comments, information or submitting your manuscript please write to Andrea Ingianni.