How do investors make their decisions? How do firms arrange their finances? Our MA Financial Economics is designed for those whose first degree isn’t in economics but who want to understand the financial aspects of economics in greater depth.
Are you particularly interested in the financial aspects of economics? Do you want answers to questions such as, what drives stock prices? How should assets be allocated among a portfolio of possible investments? How do international financial markets work? Is it true that they suffer from systemic risk? If so, welcome home.
At Essex we push the frontiers of accepted wisdom, critically examining the decisions of individuals, the strategies of firms, and the policies of governments to understand and challenge the standard paradigms of economics. On this course, you build a thorough understanding of the key areas of economics, oriented towards the economics of financial markets.
So, if you want to specialise in financial economics, your first degree isn’t in economics, or your previous economics training doesn’t suit our MSc courses, our MA Financial Economics may be for you.
There's always something fascinating going on in our department, from regular lively debates with prestigious speakers in seminars, workshops and conferences to cutting-edge papers being published in leading journals, including American Economic Review, Econometrica, and Review of Economic Studies.