School of Economics

REF 2014

REF2014 confirms world-leading quality of School's research.



The recently announced results by the Economics and Econometrics sub-panel of the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) place the School of Economics of The University of Edinburgh number one in Scotland and number eight in the UK, in terms of average overall rating (3.14*). This is a significant improvement over our RAE2008 results, where we were second in Scotland and 14th in the UK (2.95*).

In terms of the proportion of publications that are classified as world-leading, the School is ranked first in Scotland and seventh in the UK (30.9%).

In terms of its research environment (which includes PhD completions and grant income), the School is ranked first in Scotland and sixth in the UK (3.5*).


Read John Hardman Moore's case study on 'Responding to the 2008 financial crisis':

University of Edinburgh - Research Impact website