Our expert staff
Finance research at Essex Business School is world-leading in a number of areas, including:
- corporate finance
- behavioural finance
- financial econometrics
- commodities markets
Our expert finance researchers work alongside the financial industry, regulators and policy-makers both in the UK (for example at the Royal Bank of Scotland and the Bank of England) and internationally (such as the European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve and the Bank for International Settlements). This ensures their research is having a genuine impact on people’s everyday lives.
You’ll be taught by this team of experts, including Professor Simon Price. Simon is Professor of Finance at Essex Business School and has held a number of roles in universities and influential financial organisations, most recently at the Bank of England.
He conducts world-class research on forecasting but has also published extensively on aggregate and firm level investment behaviour, price setting, and predictability of asset returns. Most of his work has had a focus on policy.
Professor Price is also Associate Postgraduate Director for the finance group and is excellently placed to support you if you are wishing to explore PhD study following completion of your MRes.
All our finance researchers are members of the Essex Finance Centre (EFiC), our research centre that promotes internationally renowned, high-quality academic research in areas such as asset pricing, banking, behavioural finance and financial modelling.
Finance academics are also members of the Essex Centre for Macro and Financial Econometrics, our interdisciplinary research centre established in partnership with the world-class Economics Department at Essex. The Centre aims to conduct and publish world-leading research in macro and financial econometrics.
The Centres run regular seminars that are open to all postgraduate students and which offer an opportunity for you to hear the very latest research and developments in the finance sector.