Cardiff Business School

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Cardiff Business School is the Business school of Cardiff University and is located in Cardiff, Wales. It was created in its current form in 1987 and opened by Elizabeth II. Cardiff Business School currently serves 2,500 students a year, 700 of which are postgraduate students. The School's research programme is ESRC recognised and has 140 PhD students currently studying within the School. Its research informs organisations such as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the United Nations, the Treasury, the Department for Trade and Industry and the Department for Communities and Local Government and working on consultation projects for blue-chip, global firms.

Some notable staff include New Keynesian Economist Professor Huw Dixon, Informaticist Professor Paul Beynon-Davies, and influential neoclassical economist Patrick Minford CBE.


Economics at University College Cardiff (1899-1988).[edit]

Economics is the oldest part of the business School,[1] having been taught at Cardiff since the late 1890s as part of the Political Science department and corresponding degree. The “Department of Economics and Political Science” was set up in 1903 with one lecturer, Henry Jevons (the son of William Stanley Jevons) who was made Professor in his final year 1911. From 1911 to 1946 the head of department was W.J Roberts. In 1922, he was joined by Stanley Parris. In 1946 Professor Brinley Thomas CBE became head of the department and there followed an expansion with the subjects covered to include statistics and accounting. By 1962, there were 7 lecturers in the department and in 1972 Sir Bryan Hopkin had become the second Professor and there were 11 lecturers. In 1973 Professor Ken D George became the head of department and there was further expansion. In 1988, as a result of the merger of UCC with UWIST, the economics department at UCC moved into the recently created Cardiff Business School.

Research Assessment Exercise - RAE 2008[edit]

Cardiff Business School was ranked 4th in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise - RAE in 'Business and Management Studies' subject area.[2] 70% of the School's research was judged to be either world-leading or internationally excellent.

Research Excellence Framework - REF 2014[edit]

Cardiff Business School was ranked 6th across the whole UK in the 2014 REF category "Business and Management Studies" on the basis of the overall Grade point average (GPA). [3] 86% of its research was judged to be either world-leading or internationally excellent.

Notable Alumni and academics[edit]

  • Ambika Anand, Anchor, NDTV
  • David Blanchflower, Academic and former member of the Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England.
  • Spencer Dale, Chief Economist at the Bank of England.
  • Sue Owen, Director General Strategy, Department of Work and Pensions.
  • Gavin Ramjaun, television presenter and journalist
  • David Smith, Economics Editor of The Sunday Times and author.

Deans of Cardiff Business School[edit]

  • 1985-2005 Roger Mansfield
  • 2005-2010 Robert McNabb
  • 2010-2012 George Boyne
  • 2012- Martin Kitchener.

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