Economics and Quantitative Methods
The Department of Economics and Quantitative Methods is currently home to over 30 permanent staff, with a range of expertise, but sharing a commitment to high quality teaching, underpinned by innovative, policy-focused applied research.
We cover a range of specialisms in economics, statistics and management science, ranging from the History of Economic Thought through to Financial Econometrics.
The Department hosts an undergraduate course in Business Economics and postgraduate courses in International Economic Policy and Analysis, and International Development Management. It has strong links with the Government Economic Service (GES) and the Society of Business Economists. For the last two years it has hosted the Royal Economic Society’s PhD Conference and meetings of the Conference of Heads of University Departments of Economics (CHUDE).
The department makes a significant and growing contribution to the Masters programmes on offer in Westminster Business School, is a major contributor to the School’s Undergraduate programmes and hosts a specialist BSc in Business Economics as well as an economics pathway on the BA Business Management.
We have developed innovative approaches to teaching, including the extensive use of ICT and problem-based learning in the delivery of large undergraduate core modules in economics. We are a subscribing department to the Economics Network and have hosted workshops for Early Career Lecturers.
The Department provides the base for a coherent, lively and dedicated group of staff, the majority of whom are active researchers. Key researchers are:
- Professor Franz Buscha
- Dr Sabine D'Costa
- Dr Giorgio Di Pietro
- Professor Richard Dorsett
- Professor Abby Ghobadian
- Dr Hugh Goodacre
- Dr Karen Jackson
- Dr Rebecca Munoz-Torres
- Dr Trino-Manuel Ñíguez
- Dr Veruska Oppedisano
- Dr Sheikh Selim
- Dr Shujie Shen
- Professor David Shepherd
- Dr Ola Sholarin
- Dr Angeliki Theophilopoulou
- Professor Peter Urwin
We have strong research interests in:
- the economics of labour markets and education
- international and development economics
- the economics of financial markets
- emerging markets
- foreign direct investment
- political economy
Departmental staff participate in the work of two Research Centres: the Centre for Employment Research and the Centre for Finance and Financial Services. A number of research students are studying for a PhD degree.
Staff in the Department undertake consultancy projects under the Centre for Employment Research.