The Department of Economics at the University of Leicester is young, dynamic, international, and striving for research excellence. The Department provides a stimulating research environment with an active seminar programme and discussion paper series.
In the latest Research Assessment Exercise, in 2008, (an important ranking run by the UK Government funding agency), 100% of the Department of Economics research work was rated as world leading, internationally excellent, or recognised internationally.
We are a generalist department, with particular strengths in three areas.
- Game and Decision Theory: The group of theorists at Leicester ranks among the strongest in the UK. Their work includes research in game theory, behavioural economics, and revealed preference.
- Applied Microeconomics and Microeconometrics: Microeconomic research in the department covers a range of fields including public economics, industrial organization, the economics of education, and the economics of health. The Department has a young and active microeconometric research group and has recently set up an experimental laboratory.
- Monetary Policy and Banking: The Department has a dynamic monetary policy group. In addition to publishing in prestigious journals, staff in this group actively engage with policymakers at both national and international levels.
For further details on individual members of the Department, please consult our staff profiles.
- Alvarez- Mozos, MiKel, Ziv Hellman and Eyal Winter, 2013. "Spectrum value for coalitional games", Games and Economic Behavior, forthcoming.
- Adriani, Fabrizio, Luca G. Deidda, and Silvia Sonderegger, 2013. “How do Financial Intermediaries Create Value in Security Issues?” Review of Finance, forthcoming.
- Brissimis, Sophocles, Eugenie Garganas and Stephen Hall, 2013. “Consumer Credit in an era of Financial Liberalization: An overreaction to repressed demand?”, Applied Economics 46(2), 139–152.
- Calzolari, Giacomo, and Vincenzo Denicolò, 2013. "Competition with Exclusive Contracts and Market-Share Discounts" American Economic Review, 103(6), 2384–2411.
- Denicolò, Vincenzo and Piercarlo Zanchettin, 2013. “What Causes Over-investment in R&D in Endogenous Growth Models?”, Economic Journal, forthcoming.
- Dhami, Sanjit and Ali al-Nowaihi, 2013. “An extension of the Becker Proposition to non-expected utility theory”, Mathematical Social Sciences, 65, 10–20.
- Eaton, B.Curtis and Jesse Matheson, 2013."Resource allocation, affluence and deadweight loss when relative consumption matters", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 91, 159–178.
- Ladley, Dan, 2013. “Contagion and risk sharing on the interbank market”, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 37(7), 1384–1400.
- Ohinata, Asako and Jan C. van Ours, 2013. “How immigrant children affect the academic achievement of native Dutch children”, Economic Journal, 123, F308–F331.
- Polisson, Matthew and John Quah, 2013. "Revealed Preference in a Discrete Consumption Space", American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 5(1), 28–34.
- Varvarigos, Dimitrios and Intan Zanariah Zakaria, 2013. “Endogenous fertility in a growth model with public and private health expenditures”, Journal of Population Economics, 26(1), 67–85.
- Babaioff, Moshe, Michal Feldman, Noam Nisan and Eyal Winter, 2012. "Combinatorial Agency", Journal of Economic Theory, 147, 999–1034.
- Bramoullé, Yann, Sergio Currarini, Matthew O. Jackson, Paolo Pin, Brian W. Rogers, 2012. “Homophily and long-run integration in social networks”, Journal of Economic Theory, 147(5) 1754–1786.
- Campolieti, Mike, Deborah Gefang and Gary Koop, 2012. “Time Variation in the Dynamics of Worker Flows: Evidence from North America and Europe”, Journal of Applied Econometrics, forthcoming.
- Denicolò, Vincenzo and Piercarlo Zanchettin, 2012. “Leadership Cycles in a Quality-ladder Model of Endogenous Growth”, Economic Journal, 122, 618–650.
- Denicolò, Vincenzo and Christine Halmenschlager, 2012. “Optimal Patentability Requirements with Complementary Innovation”, European Economic Review 56, 190–204.
- Dhami, Sanjit and Ali al-Nowaihi, 2012. “Hyperbolic Punishment Functions”, BE Press: Review of Law and Economics, 8, 759–787.
- Emery, Herb and Jesse Matheson, 2012. "Should income transfers be targeted or universal?" Insights from public pension influences on elderly mortality in Canada, 1921–1966", Canadian Journal of Economics, 45(1), 247–269.
- Fraser, Clive, and Ali al-Nowaihi, 2012. “Does the Public Sector Over-Provide Club Goods: A General Result”, Economics Letters, 117(2), 397–400.
- Fraser, Clive, 2012. “Nash Equilibrium Existence and Uniqueness in a Club Model”, Economics Letters, 117(2), 496–499.
- Hall, Stephen and George Tavlas, 2012. “The Debate about the Revived Bretton-Woods Regime: A Survey and Extension of the Literature”, Journal of Economic Surveys, 27(2), 340–363.
- Jerenstein, Shai. and Eyal Winter, 2012. “Multi Agent Contracting with Heterogeneous Externalities”, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 4(2), 50–76.
- Myatt David and Chris Wallace, 2012. "Endogenous Information Acquisition in Coordination Games", Review of Economic Studies, 79(1), 340–374.
- Martínez-Mora, Fransisco and Puy, M.S., 2012. “Asymmetric single-peaked preferences”, The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, 12(1), 1935–1704.
- Pickering, Andrew and James Rockey, 2011. "Ideology and the Growth of Government", The Review of Economics and Statistics, 93(3), 907–919.
O’Hare, Jim, 2013. Analysing Financial Statements for non-Specialists, Routledge