World-class economics research

Our staff advise government departments to shape their policies and to improve people's lives.


Applied economics and policy evaluation

Older apprentices get lower earnings returns

Our new research shows younger apprentices earn on average 12-22% more and older apprentices on average 6-8% more when completing an apprenticeship.

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The impact of health on society and the economy

We've been been selected by the Health Foundation to develop understanding of how people’s health makes a vital contribution to society and the economy.

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Research seminars 2018

Economics researchers at Sheffield and from other universities present their latest research at our 2018 research seminar series.

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World-class research

Our research is internationally recognised and informs economic policy that makes a difference to the world.

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World-class talent

Our staff and research students join us from across the globe to be part of our friendly and vibrant research environment.

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Impact, policy and knowledge exchange

Our research aims to improve society and helps provide evidence for new economic policies.

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