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Lines of research

What fields of economics are being researched at the Faculty?

The research underway at the Faculty of Economics spans highly diverse fields of economics and business management. The following provides a summary of the main research lines pursued by professors and centres in the Faculty, classified according to the JEL (Journal of Economic Literature).  More detailed information may be found on the Department web pages.

General economics and the teaching of economics:

• A14: Sociology of economics

Schools of economics: thought and methodology:

• B40: Economic methodology
• B50: Real heterodox approximations

Quantitative and mathematical methods:

• C01: Econometrics
• C02: Mathematical methods
• C11: Bayesian statistics
• C14: Nonparametric estimations
• C18: Stochastic processes
• C19: Data mining
• C21: Spatial econometrics
• C22: Time series models
• C23: Panel data models
• C25: Econometric models of discrete choice
• C29: Hierarchical or multi-level econometric models
• C31: Spatial simultaneous equation models
• C32: Temporal simultaneous equation models
• C38: Classification methods: cluster analysis and factor analysis
• C43: Index numbers and aggregation
• C44: Statistical decision models
• C45: Neural networks
• C49: Models of spatial networks and transportation
• C52: Validation and evaluation of econometric models
• C53: Econometric models for economic prediction
• C58: Financial Econometrics
• C60: Applied mathematics and numerical analysis
• C65: Methods of applied mathematics
• C70: Game theory
• C80: Missing data estimation methods
• C83: Small area estimation techniques
• C90: Experiment design


• D00: General microeconomics
• D11: Clients and consumer behaviour
• D20: Production and organizations
• D70: Analysis of collective decision making
• D71: Social choicel
• D73: Sociology of organizations and public administration
• D85: Formation and analysis of knowledge and information networks

Macroeconomic and monetary economics:

• E17: Macroeconometric models: prediction and simulation
• E29: Sociology of consumption and lifestyles
• E30: Prices, business fluctuations and cycles
• E50: Monetary policy, central banks, and money supply and credit
• E61: Long-term sustainability of public finance

International trade:

• F01: International economics
• F02: New world order and United Nations
• F10: Trade
• F15: Economic integration
• F18: Trade and the environment
• F21: Foreign investment and trade
• F23: Multinational firms
• F32: Capital markets
• F33: Monetary and financial integration
• F42: International ralations and international economic policy

Financial economics:

• G00: Financial economics
• G15: International financial markets
• G20: Financial institutions and associated services
• G21: Banking management
• G22: Insurance entities
• G29: Derivative instruments
• G30: Corporate finance
• G32: Management of risks and financial risk
• G39: Risk, crisis and emergency management

Public economics:

• H40: General interest service
• H53: Social policies and the welfare state
• H54: Economics and politics of infrastructures
• H87: International fiscal tendencies

Health, education and welfare:

• I10: Health economics
• I20: Education economics
• I29: Sociology of education
• I30: Welfare and poverty
• I31: Social welfare
• I32: Statistical analysis of poverty

Welfare and poverty:

• J11: Economic impact of migratory flows
• J12: Sociology of the family
• J14: Sociology of aging
• J19: Population sociology
• J20: Labour economics
• J28: Labour policy
• J29: Sociology of time
• J40: Specific labour markets
• J50: Collective bargaining
• J70: Discrimination and gender relations
• J79: Sociology of social movements
• J83: Labour and citizenship
• J89: Labour sociology

Industrial organization:

• L31: Tertiary sector and associative participation in Spain
• L70: Economics of the construction sector
• L83: Management of tourist companies
• L85: Real estate sector
• L86: Information technologies: Internet and email
• L91: Transportation economics

Business administration and the economics of business, marketing and accounting:

• M10: Business administration
• M14: Social responsibility of the firm
• M30: E-commerce
• M30: Commercial distribution
• M30: Brand
• M31: Service marketing
• M31: Entertainment marketing
• M31: Education marketing
• M31: Interactive marketing (Internet and online social networks)
• M31: International marketing
• M31: Tourist marketing
• M39: Quantitative and qualitative marketing techniques

Economics history:

• N70. Economic history: transportation, trade and technology
• N30: Microfinance for economic development
• N90: Regional and urban history

Economic development, technological change and growth:

• O10: General economic development
• O11: Macroeconomic analysis of economic development
• O11: Economic development and convergence
• O15: Income distribution
• O18: Analysis of regional, urban and rural development
• O19: Economic development and international cooperation
• O30: Technologial change
• O31: Technological change, research and development, intellectual capital
• O32: Innovation economics
• O38: Science and technology policy
• O39: Sociology of science and technology
• O40: Economic growth and aggregate productivity
• O50: World economic studies

Economic systems:

• P42: Prices and productivity

Agriculture and the economics of natural resources:

• Q01: Sustainable development
• Q18: Agri-food economics and policy
• Q20: Environmental economics
• Q25: Efficient management of water and new technologies
• Q49: Social research on energy and the environment

Regional, rural and urban economics:

• R10: Regional and urban economics
• R12: Spatial distribution of economic and regional activity
• R13: Balance of payments for economics regions
• R14: Territorial regulation
• R15: Regional "input-output" models
• R19: Sustainable cities
• R30: Location of production systems
• R58: Territorial development policy

Other topics in economics:

• Z00: Acculturation and migration
• Z10: Economics of culture
• Z13: Social networks and social capital

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