Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent), with masters degree preferred
Months of entry
The Economics Department has built up, since the 1990s, an innovative specialism in industrial economics – notably in the leading-edge field of evolutionary industrial theory and its implications for industrial and regulatory policy. The department’s expertise is acknowledged to have been one key element in the winning of the ESRC Innogen research centre, and the continuation of the Innogen Institute which includes several members of the department. The department took the lead in building up cross-faculty expertise in industrial development and innovation through the IKD research centre, which brings together innovation researchers in health, human capabilities and finance.
The current group of industrial economists in the department research the topics of industrial dynamics, industrial development, industrial finance and the implications of technical change, as well as the relationships and processes of finance and innovation.
Topics could include: Industrial development and innovation Evolutionary economics and theory of development Financial markets and innovation Innovation theory and models of innovation Firm capabilities, growth and innovation systems (national, regional or sectoral) Health, innovation and equity Finance, innovation and development Financialisation and innovation Studies of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, environment and renewables firms and industries.
Fees and funding
Please see The Open University website http://www.open.ac.uk/postgraduate/research-degrees/fees-and-funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Ms Jan Smith
- +44 (0)1908 654456