How can Economics help in a post COVID-19 world? Can you predict when the economy will recover? How will we adapt to overcome the challenges posed by pandemic uncertainty? Economics isn’t optional to study right now: it’s vital to our future well-being in a post COVID-19 world. The skills you learn at Essex will be in high demand from employers in the coming years.
At Essex we have a unique strength in public policy measures to stimulate and manage the economy, including the behavioural techniques to get messages across. You could combine study of health economics with public economics and development economics to get a broad view of how one can respond to a threat such as COVID-19, balancing home and global needs.
Impatient to find solutions? Economic recovery is probably one the most pressing and urgent challenges right now and studying an economics degree gives you the unique tools to take on this challenge, find a solution, and improve well-being.
Economics is concerned with the material wellbeing of human societies. It examines the decisions of individuals, the strategies of firms, and the policies of governments. Economics at Essex is a home for determined and inquisitive students who like to ask difficult questions, break intellectual boundaries and create new solutions to issues of global concern.
Located at the heart of an internationally recognised social science network, you receive advanced research training, expert supervision to support progression through the programme and top quality research facilities.
We know you need access to computers and a quiet place to work so we guarantee office space for you in our PhD Research Centre. Our staff have expertise in areas such as microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, and applied economics.
Although the list below is not exhaustive, it gives you an insight into the wide range of applied and theoretical topics in which we offer supervision.
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