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The Economic Policy and Performance Group aims to create a forum for teaching and learning of Economics and dissemination of research in the area of Economic Policy and Performance, carried out by Cranfield Economics faculty, doctoral researchers and visiting professors and fellows. The Group also acts as a vehicle for offering visibility to the work undertaken in collaboration with businesses and the contributions provided to media.

The Head of Group is Dr Catarina Figueira, Associate Professor (Reader) in Applied Economics. The Group’s members are actively involved in a variety of projects with research bodies, businesses, government and charities, publish in high quality journals and effectively contribute to international conferences.

The activities of the Group focus on micro- and macroeconomic performance and policy at both national and international levels. The topics covered by the Cranfield Economics faculty include environmental and natural resource economics, government economic policy, economic impact of foreign direct investment, banking performance and analysis of housing markets.

The FT Global MBA Ranking 2019 places Cranfield School of Management 3rd in the world for Economics. We have been consistently ranked in the top 10 of the Economics category for the past ten years.

Cranfield Economics faculty teach across a number of different courses, including:

Areas of Research

The Economic Policy and Performance Group are engaged in research that covers a wide range of topics, including:

Economics of Organisational Performance 

  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Modelling cost and profit efficiency
  • Regulatory reforms
  • Environmental and natural resource economics
  • Environmental regulation
  • Ownership structure of the firm
  • Housing and mortgage finance markets
  • Banking industry

Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy

  • Country situational assessments
  • Government economic policy
  • Central bank independence and inflation
  • Global financial crisis
  • Growth and supply-side economics
  • Foreign direct investment
  • Global drivers of change
  • Currency and banking crises.