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Economics

The Department of Economics at Royal Holloway produces world leading research and teaching on topics ranging from the effect of immigration on labour markets, to how and why stock markets soar and plummet just before news is released, to why children born during financial crises underachieve, to the economic impacts of Brexit, and various issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our research informs both our teaching and impact with various organisation ranging from the Home Office to NATO.

This page is designed to share our work with you in a form designed for easy consumption. The resources include videos explaining what we do as well as a links to external sources and recommending reading.

If you wish to discuss any of these outputs or have any ideas about resources we could provide for you, please get in touch with Dr. Philip Neary by email.

Who we are and what we do

Watch our short film about the department here.

  • The Freakonomics podcasts
    This world famous book that evolved into a podcast and film discusses quirky and interesting ways in which economics can be used to better-understand everyday life
  • The Economics of Public Issues 
    This fascinating book describes how economics can and should be used to guide public policy. The key idea is to consider the trade offs different policies bring and also to be aware how new incentives created by policies can generate unintended outcomes.

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