We recognise that understanding and evaluating the ability of states, markets and communities to address social problems requires a pluralistic approach, open to insights from different disciplines, theories and research methods.
Research from the Department of Political Economy continues to feature in top ranking journals across the nexus of politics, philosophy and economics. In doing so, our research draws on insights from rational choice theory to neo-classical economics to heterodox approaches to political economy. We also employ a range of methodologies including econometrics, case studies, historical and textual analysis, normative theory and policy evaluation.
We have an open and inclusive research culture which stimulates conversation between contesting theories, approaches and ideologies, and which brings together faculty and graduate students in a collaborative and supportive atmosphere.
Our research is organised into five groups and two research centres which reflect the diversity of interests and approaches in the department.
Funded by the British Academy (September 2016 - August 2019)
Funded by the Gatsby Foundation (October 2016 - September 2019)
Funded by the British Academy (April 2017 - March 2019)
Funded by EPSRC (September 2017- May 2020)
Funded by the Gatsby Foundation (November 2017 - March 2019)
Funded by the British Academy (December 2017 - August 2019)
Funded by the John Templeton Foundation (January 2018 - September 2020)
Funded by the British Academy (April 2018 - April 2020)
Funded by the British Academy (September 2018 - March 2020)
Funded by the Noble Foundation (October 2018 - June 2020)
Funded by Global Integrity (January 2019 - December 2020)
Funded by the Leverhulme Trust
The Department of Political Economy is proud of its thriving research community.
Founded in 2010, the Department of Political Economy is the only department of its kind in the…
Our research is organised into five groups and two research centres which reflect the diversity of…
Every week the Department of Political Economy invites guest speakers or academic staff to present…
10 January 2019
Congratulations to Political Economy student, Laura Darnley, who has been named as a Schwarzman…
12 December 2018
Former PM Gordan Brown delivers class to our postgraduate students
30 January 2019
EIS-DPE Joint PhD Seminars
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