We are one of the top 5 Departments in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014). Our team of creative and committed academics examine how economics touches every part of our lives.
Our Department houses two research centres and four broad research clusters. When our students join the Department, they become part of this active research community which nurtures collaborative research both within the University of Essex and beyond. The breadth of our research enables us to offer a wide-ranging programme of study and research degrees to students, and ensures our expertise is relevant to local, national, and international organisations and policy makers.
The Department also benefits from close working relationships with a number of leading research facilities, archives and institutes, including ESSEXLab, the UK Data Archive and the Institute for Social and Economic Research.
Use the links below to visit our cutting-edge research structures and learn more about the exciting research taking place within the Department.
Our research is organised around four broad clusters, within each cluster you will find even further specialism:
Our research centres focus on specific areas of interest whilst fostering collaborative research links, both within the University of Essex and beyond: