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RA6a: Additional observations, Evidence of esteem

After interviewing over one hundred experts world-wide on World Trade Organization (WTO) matters, the French Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry included Sussex as one of three centres with ‘…the best concentration in Europe of economic research in trade policy’ ["Les économistes et le Millenium Round", Paris, 2000)]. Further evidence of the group’s international standing is that since 1996 Sussex faculty have undertaken major research projects on international trade issues for the World Bank, UNCTAD, WTO, DfID, and the European Commission.

The above is testament to the fact that economists at Sussex have maintained and developed close links with policy-makers at a number of national and international organizations. Research collaboration within the UK includes the associations of Gasiorek, Feinstein, Harkness, and Winters with the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP), and of Gasiorek, Smith and Winters with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). On the international front, Gasiorek is affiliated to the Institute de la Mediterranne and is an Associate Professor at GREQAM (both in France), Holmes, Smith and Rollo have associations with the College of Europe, Holmes with the University of Rennes, Winters with the Vienna Institute, and Newell and Reilly are both Research Fellows at the IZA institute in Bonn. The Economics Group at Sussex maintains close graduate teaching and research links with the Department of Economics at Warsaw University – a link originally developed through a PHARE-ACE programme.

Some faculty also have editorial responsibilities with a number of academic journals. Reilly is an associate editor of Regional Studies which is housed in the SEI, Wagstaff is an associate editor of the Journal of Health Economics, Sumner is on the editorial boards of Applied Economics and Applied Economics Letters, and Winters is on the editorial boards of World Bank Economic Review, Empirica, International Finance, The World Economy, Journal of Common Market Studies, and the North American Journal of Economics and Finance.

Over the review period Economics faculty at Sussex have refereed, inter alia, for Applied Economics, American Economic Review, Bulletin of Economic Research, Economic Journal, Economica, Economics of Transition, European Economic Review, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of International Economics, Manchester School, and Oxford Economic Papers, and reviewed many ESRC projects and reports.

Users of this website should note that the information is not intended to be a complete record of all research centres in the UK

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