School of Business and Management

Areas of specialisation

Under the broader themes of Business Analytics and Applied Economics, research topics can be clustered into three areas: (1) Economics and International Business; (2) Political Economy, Development and Environmental change; (3) Business Analytics, Innovation, and Networks.

1.   Economics and International Business

We combine theories and quantitative methods to gain a better understanding of a range of problems across:

  • Behavioural Economics
  • International Business Strategy
  • Labour Economics
  • Monetary and Financial Economics
  • Public Policy
  • Climate policy, deforestation
  • Conflict
  • Inequality
  • Poverty
  • Urban, regional and international development
  • Complex networks
  • Digital Government, digital health and new forms of data in public policy
  • Global sourcing and robotic process automation
  • Information systems and digital technologies
  • Innovation, information diffusion and social capital
  • Operations research

2.   Political Economy, Development and environmental change

Applications include:

  • Conflict
  • Inequality
  • Poverty
  • Urban, regional and international development

3.   Business Analytics, Innovation, and Networks

We use large-scale data sets, advanced quantitative methods and big data analytics to gain insights into a range of problems, including:

  • Complex networks
  • Digital Government, digital health and new forms of data in public policy
  • Global sourcing and robotic process automation
  • Information systems and digital technologies
  • Innovation, information diffusion and social capital
  • Operations research