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Department of Economics

Our research

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Leaders in economics

Our team of creative and committed academics look at how economics touches every part of our lives through contemporary and globally relevant issues.

Our rankings:

There's always something fascinating going on in our department, from regular lively debates in seminars, workshops and conferences to cutting-edge papers being published in leading journals.

Areas of specialism

The variety of our research enables us to offer a great choice of undergraduate and masters, and research degrees, as well as giving our expert advice to local, national and international organisations and policy makers.


Leader: Professor Marcus Chambers

Read our papers

Read our latest cutting-edge economic research papers in the Essex Research Repository. Explore our publications and see the wide range of fields we cover.

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Prominent economists

Our department has been home to some of the most prominent economists in the world, including: