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Our Impact and Public Engagement


The Department of Political Economy has a thriving and policy-relevant research culture. Our faculty members advise governments, serve on commissions and public bodies and support national and international organisations engaged in the world of public affairs. Much of our work has a public policy dimension and members of the department regularly appear in the media and hold conversations with the domestic and international policy-making community.

The Strand Group

We work closely with The Strand Group whose teaching programme brings practitioners into the classroom to provide students with a unique opportunity to interrogate primary sources first-hand.

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Latest Research News - December 2018

  • Dr Mehmet Ismail was published at the American Mathematical Monthly: Catch-Up: A Rule that Makes Service Sports More Competitive.
  • The number of EU nationals working in the UK has registered its steepest fall on record, new figures show. Dr Jonathan Portes has made a comment on the number of EU nationals working in the UK in the Daily Mail. He also commented in the Daily Mirror.
  • Professor Paul Lewis gave a lecture at the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine in Washington, DC, on technician training for advanced manufacturing in the UK.
  • Dr Kai Jäger’s study “The Limits of Studying Networks Via Event Data: Evidence from the ICEWS Dataset” has just been published in the current issue of the Journal of Global Security Studies. The study can be found here.

Our Impact

Read how our research has informed understanding of our society, and the world we live in.

News & Events from the Department of Political Economy