UCL Department of Economics



The wealth and diversity of economic research activity provides students with a rich source of intellectual stimulation.

Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice

Directed by Andrew Chesher.

Cemmap provides a focus for development, understanding and application of methods for modelling individual behaviour, the influences on it and the impact of policy interventions.  In May 2017 cemmap was awarded an ESRC Large Research Grant which funds cemmap research from October 2017 through September 2021. This new grant funds part of cemmap's 2007-2017 level of workshop, conference, training and masterclass activities and we seek partners to help continue our work in this area.


Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP)

Directed by Richard Blundell and co-directed by Orazio Attanasio, James Banks, Eric French, Rachel Griffith, Fabien Postel-Vinay and Imran Rasul. The Centre is based at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has funded a Centre at the IFS since 1991, which since 2018 has been recognised as a global centre of excellence and granted official ESRC Research Institute status. CPP is led by a team of seven researchers, each with an outstanding academic record in their own right, supplemented by wide ranging policy experience. They are supported by the larger team of senior researchers at IFS and by an Advisory Committee, which provides intellectual oversight.

Centre for Finance

Centre for Finance

Directed by Antonio Guarino

The centre’s research fellows are faculty in the Department of Economics working on cutting-edge research in finance or at the intersection between finance, monetary economics, macroeconomics, economic theory, behavioural economics, and econometrics. The research interests span from market microstructure to behavioural finance, experimental finance, macroeconomics with financial frictions, financial econometrics and big data analytics. The CfF has a laboratory for experimental work (ELFE – Experimental Laboratory for Finance and Economics), founded on the long tradition of the department in experimental studies.


Centre for Macroeconomics

Directed by Morten Ravn and Wouter Den Haan

The Centre For Macroeconomics is a research centre that brings together a group of world class experts to carry out pioneering research on the global economic crisis and help design policies to alleviate i

Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration

Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration

Directed by Christian Dustmann and Ian Preston.

CReAM is an independent and interdisciplinary research centre located in the Department of Economics at University College London. CReAM's research focuses on the causes, patterns and consequences of international population mobility and movements affecting UK, Europe and associated global processes. 

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Centre for Teaching and Learning in Economics

CTaLE, the Centre for Teaching and Learning in Economics, connects economics educators from around the world through shared interests in teaching and learning in economics including online and blended education. We research, implement, and evaluate innovative teaching and learning strategies which help students to become well-trained economists for the challenges of the 21st century. We share ideas through our seminars, annual conference, and community of communities.

Microeconomic Insights

Microeconomic Insights 

Editorial board includes Orazio Attanasio and Richard Blundell.

Microeconomic Insights is a home for accessible summaries of high quality microeconomic research which informs the public about microeconomic issues that are, or should be, in the public’s eye.


CORE Econ (Curriculum Open access Resources in Economics)

CORE Econ Board of Trustees includes Wendy Carlin.

CORE Econ's mission is to reform the teaching of economics to address today’s pressing problems – innovation, inequality, environmental sustainability, instability – linking to data and history, and incorporating recent economic research. A global coalition of researchers and teachers is developing free, high-quality, interactive online resources. CORE Econ's e-book, The Economy, is used in instruction in over 300 universities around the world. See also Economy, Society, and Public Policy and Doing Economics.