How does trade affect the global economy? What determines international flows of capital? Our MA International Economics is designed for those whose first degree isn’t in economics but who want to understand trade, international finance as well as core economics in greater depth.
Maybe you're particularly fascinated by the international aspects of economics? Do you want to study the economic interactions between countries and understand the economics of international trade? Do you want to examine the effects of market conditions on the level and distribution of welfare and economic growth? 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 issues that transcend national boundaries.
So, whether you want to specialise in international economics, your first degree isn’t in economics or maybe your training doesn’t provide sufficient experience for our MSc courses, our MA International 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.