The Centre for Economic Research on Inclusivity and Sustainability (CERIS) is a group of applied economists who examine issues relating to inequality and sustainability. Our mission is to conduct high-quality economics and inter-disciplinary research that helps develop a more inclusive society and sustainable environment, ensuring a better future for all. Through our research, we aim to better understand individual behaviour and policy decisions, from the local to the global scale. To do so, we use applied microeconometrics, programme and policy evaluation, lab and field experiments, discrete choice experiments, survey techniques, big data, and geographic information systems in our research.

Research Focus

We study the causes and consequences of socioeconomic and geographic inequalities, as well as issues relating to economic and environmental sustainability, across a broad range of areas:

  • Agriculture
  • Climate change
  • Disability
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Innovation
  • Regional, spatial, and urban development