Economics is part of your life everyday, through the politics you're involved in, the education you're taught, the environment you live in, the healthcare you receive and the costs you pay to live.
At Essex, you explore the decisions of individuals, the strategies of firms and the policies of governments, to understand how the world works.
We're top 5 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014, mainstream universities, THE 2014), meaning you learn alongside academics who are breaking new ground in all fields of economics, and pioneering new solutions to global issues.
We're also home to staff and students from all over the world who want to think, learn and achieve together. So, if you're ingenious, industrious and independent, welcome home.
We're leaders in economics research. Our research areas include microeconomics, macroeconomics, applied economics and econometrics, and our experts advise local, national and international organisations and policy makers.