We are internationally recognised as a leading centre for economics research.

In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, Manchester Economics was ranked 7th out of 28 in terms of research power. 

Overall, 75% of our activity is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (achieving a 4* or 3*), including:

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

Research areas

Our research focuses on five key areas: