Economics & Public Policy
The research areas of Economics, Health Economics and Policy sit within the Department of Economics and Public Policy. The department investigates a diverse range of topics including: the effect of government climate change policies on business; the contribution of knowledge assets to economic growth; determining fairness and value in the telecommunications industry; and how to improve the quality of service in the public sector.
The department welcomes applicants from a wide variety of academic disciplines who are united by a desire to conduct innovative quantitative or qualitative research that aims to inform policy and practice at global, national and local levels. PhD students have the opportunity to work with renowned faculty whose projects engage a range of different industries as well as researchers from across Imperial.
The department has a particular focus in health economics and policy, studying incentives for individuals and health organisations. The research interests of the Faculty are broad, with expertise in effects of innovation and globalisation, information systems in healthcare delivery, technologies on healthcare practice, economic analysis of energy systems, sustainable energy business and economics of climate change. Our projects engage a range of different industries as well as researchers from across Imperial College London. Faculty and doctoral students use analytical methods from health economics, health policy analysis, technology and innovation management, organisational behaviour and management information systems.
Research Centres and Partnerships
The Department of Economics and Public Policy has close links with a number of research centres within the School. Specifically Health Economics & Policy Innovation, focussing on the incentives that drive productivity, innovation and health-related behaviours, and factors that determine the success of health policies designed and implemented by governments. Gandhi Centre for Inclusive Innovation, linking innovation and entrepreneurship in companies and institutions globally, through thought leadership, research, technology and next-generation innovation models. Climate Finance and Investment, works to unlock solutions within capital markets to address the challenges posed by global climate change.
Doctoral Theses in Economics and Public Policy
|Vitali Avagyan||Essays on risk and profitability in the Future British Electricity Industry||Professor Richard Green, Professor Berc Rustem|
|Tariq Bin Hendi||UAE Immigration Policies and Labour Nationalization Quotas: Impact on Wage and Employment||Professor Jonathan Haskel, Professor Walter Distaso|
|Paola Boscolo Chio Bisto||Revisiting the Innovation Journey. Organizational, Technology and Policy Perspectives on Complex Innovations||Professor James Barlow, Professor Nelson Phillips|
|Ed Fram||Patient Information Provision and Involvement of Patients by Stroke Professionals: Implications for the Patient-provider Relationship||Professor James Barlow, Dr Steffen Bayer|
|Bilal Nasim||Social Housing Tenure and Child Outcomes in England||Professor Carol Propper, Professor Robert MacCulloch|
|Anupa Sahdev||The Relationship Between Competition and the Use of Technology in the English National Health Service||Professor Carol Propper, Professor Peter Smith|
|Surya Singh||Integrating Motherhood and Employment: The Role of Breastfeeding Legislation||Dr Marisa Miraldo, Dr Katharina Hauck|
PhD students are also offered the opportunity to engage in teaching activities within the Business School’s programmes, such as MSc Economics and Strategy for Business and our MBA suite.