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We are one of Europe's leading economics departments. Our creative and committed academics undertake world-leading research, pioneering new solutions to global issues. This work informs our undergraduate and postgraduate courses. You'll learn alongside research stars who are breaking new ground in all fields of economics.

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EU Referendum 2016

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As campaigning hots up ahead of the EU Referendum on 23 June, Essex academics are available to give expert comment and analysis on voter behaviour and the issues being debated.

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It's your chance to say how satisfied you are with studying at Essex. We'll use your responses to help us plan for the future and improve the Essex experience for all our students.

PhD job candidates

Find out about the candidates in our department, including their market papers, research interests and CVs. We support all our PhD students when looking for jobs to get their dream career after Essex.