Essex researchers head to Royal Economic Society Conference

  • Date

    Mon 19 Mar 18

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From Brexit to childcare and blood pressure to banking, a wealth of Essex research is set to be presented at this year’s Royal Economic Society Conference in Brighton.

Researchers from our Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), Essex Business School and our Department of Economics will be attending the prestigious annual conference, to be held this year at the University of Sussex.

Essex will play a key role in the conference with a special session featuring new research using data from Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study.  

"...the Royal Economic Society Conference will showcase some of our current cutting-edge research." 

Executive Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Professor Sasha Roseneil, said: “Essex has a long tradition of world leading research in economics, and the Royal Economic Society conference will showcase some of our current cutting-edge research.

“Economists from Essex work across the full spectrum of specialisms within the discipline, making a vital contribution to theoretical debates, methodological advancement, and contemporary issues of economic and social policy.”

Essex was recently presented with the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its "authoritative social and economic research to inform the policies of governments for the improvement of people’s lives."

Our Faculty of Social Sciences is ranked 4th in the UK for social science research excellence (REF 2014, mainstream universities, THE 2014).

Read more about the conference @EssexSocSci @iseressex and @usociety following #RES2018

See the full list of Essex papers