Economics at Birmingham ranked in top 6 for research intensity in recent REF

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The commitment to research that exists within the Department of Economics has been underlined by the results of the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 exercise. 

Economics has been placed 6th out of 28 institutions in the REF 2014 subject ranking on intensity. Research is integral to the School strategy with 90% of academic colleagues in the Department of Economics having research submitted for review. 

The Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF) assesses the quality and impact of research conducted at universities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and replaces the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), which was last carried out in 2008.

 RankHEI GPA % of staff submitted Research intensity
    1  London School of Economics and Political Science  3.55  0.92  3.26
 2   University College London  3.78  0.82  3.10
3  University of Oxford  3.44  0.86  2.98
4  University of Warwick  3.41  0.80  2.73
5  University of Essex  3.25  0.83  2.71
6=  University of Birmingham  2.78  0.90  2.49
6=  University of Surrey  3.01  0.83  2.49
8  University of Bristol  3.32  0.74  2.47
9  University of Cambridge  3.42  0.71  2.43
10  Queen Mary University of London  2.98  0.79  2.35
  Note: Research intensity = GPA x % staff submitted