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PhD student in Economics


Our department is internationally recognised as a leading centre for economics research.

Our strategy is to build on this reputation in order to maintain a profile that addresses key economics research questions of the day.

In REF 2014 (Economics & Econometrics) Manchester Economics was ranked 7th out of 28  Economics Departments in terms of research power (Grade Point Average multiplied by FTE). 

Overall, 75% of our activity was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (achieving a 4* or 3*). This includes:

  • 64.9% of outputs rated 4*/3*
  • 90% of impact rated 4*/3*
  • 100% of environment rated 4*/3*