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 Neil Kellard. Neil’s internationally acclaimed study of commodity markets has changed the way banks, governments and international and third sector organisations plan for future economic growth, directly impacting millions of people’s lives around the world.
His extensive research shows that in the medium-term there can be large swings in commodity prices but in the long-term prices fall or remain unchanged, relative to manufactured goods. This makes diversifying exports, to include manufactured goods and services as well as commodities, crucial for the prosperity of a country and the health and wellbeing of its people.
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.