Essex Finance Centre (EFiC)

Part of Essex Business School

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We are the Essex Finance Centre

The Essex Finance Centre (EFiC) provides a stimulating environment for research in banking, finance and financial econometrics.  

The EFiC harnesses the expertise and strengths of the Finance Group's academic staff and postgraduate community. It coordinates their research activities to foster internationally renowned and excellent research that aims to make a positive impact on society. 

Our culture is one of integrity, inclusion and respect, with a particular emphasis on encouraging collaboration and synergy between our internal and associate members. 

We have strong links with industry experts and work closely with regulators and policymakers both in the United Kingdom (e.g., Bank of England) and globally (e.g., Bank for International Settlements, European Central Bank and Federal Reserve Bank).

To strengthen our networks and promote new collaborations, we regularly organise high profile international events, such as conferences, workshops and seminars.

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"At the Essex Finance Centre, we are dedicated to fostering a culture of collaboration and excellence in banking, finance, financial econometrics, and sustainable finance. By emphasizing research quality and nurturing an inclusive environment, we empower our community to advance the literature and create lasting, positive economic and societal impacts. United by our passion for knowledge and inspired by diverse perspectives, we constantly strive to enhance our research culture and contribute meaningfully to a sustainable financial future."
Dr Sotirios Kokas Director of essex finance centre
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Essex Finance Centre University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Essex Business School University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 873333