The economics of the firm and industrial economics
This area conducts research in the field of industrial economics (industrial organisation) and the performance of firms. Members of the group conduct a mix of theoretical and applied empirical work. The cluster is led by Dr Ian Gregory-Smith.
Current research topics
Department Research Innovation Project (DRIP)
Members of the cluster were successful in bidding for the Departmental Research Investment Project (DRIP) in 2013/4 and again in 2014/5. These 12 month projects provide internal funds to explore exciting new areas of research and pump prime external bids to major research funding councils.
Director Networks and Innovation 2013/2014
Executive Pensions 2014/2015
The aim of this research project is to examine the significance and role that pensions play in the remuneration and provisions of incentives to executives in the United Kingdom. This will inform the current public debate relating to executive pay and pensions more generally.