Essex Economics Students' Journal (EESJ)
EESJ publishes the best undergraduate papers and projects from our
department, covering all areas of economics. We showcase work twice a year,
during the Autumn and Spring Terms.
We run the journal to help you perform better academically, stimulating and
rewarding good research practice.
- Rasif Alakbarov, BSC Economics (graduated 2016) EC831 Project:
Dynamics in the UK Labour Market: Job Finding Probabilities and Mismatch.
- Monique Burton, BA International Economics (4 years) Second Year. EC246 Term Paper:
Developing Countries and the GATT/WTO? (.pdf)
- Hanif Ahmed, BSc Economics Second Year. EC248 Term Paper:
Discuss the concept of “too big to fail” within the financial sector. (.pdf)
- Merel Ypinga, BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics Second Year. EC262 Term Paper:
On Compensation Schemes of Teachers.
- Benjamin Diaz-Clegg, BSc Banking and Finance Final Year. EC335 Term Paper:
To combat poverty and increase growth in the world’s poorest countries policy makers need to focus on decreasing world income inequality. (.pdf)
- Jack Pluck, BSc Financial Economics Final Year. EC372 Term Paper:
Do Hedge Funds hedge? Explain and assess the strategies Hedge Funds adopt in order to fulfil their objectives. (.pdf)
- Also nominated:
Georgia Kanari (BSc Economics, final year), Zoe Garshong (BSc Economics, final year), Hugo Reboul (BA Economics and Politics, final year) and Chi Chuk (BA Economics, final year).
Submitting your work
If your work achieves a mark of 70 or above, we will contact you to ask if
you'd like your work to be included in EESJ. Our Editorial Board can also select
papers and projects below this threshold, and will publish names of those
nominated for inclusion, but not selected. You'll need to submit your work in
Word format, with the first page including the title, your name and abstract
(120 words maximum).
Nominations for work to be included are at the discretion of the Managing
Editor and will reflect both high quality and variety across the range of
subjects. Publication of any item in EESJ is made on the understanding that the
material has not been, and will not be, published elsewhere, for example in
Essex Student Research Online (ESTRO). A deadline for replies will be set,
after this date work will not be published.
Where any conflicts of interest arise with publication, the Managing Editor
will consult a third party (normally the Head of Department) whose decision will
The editorial board
The Journal is managed by the Managing Editor, who also chairs the Editorial
Board. The Economics Society nominates three student members to the Editorial Board from the Department of
Economics, and the Head of Department nominates a staff member.
For the academic year 2016-2017, the Editorial Board is to be confirmed.
We like to reward your work, recognising your achievements with a number of
Roy Bailey prize
To recognise your academic excellence, the Editorial Board
will award a prize for the best paper or project submitted to EESJ each academic
The winner will be chosen from among those submitted early in the Summer Term
or published in the immediately preceding Spring volume. If not previously
published, the winning paper will appear in the next volume.
Best research project prize
The Department of Economics annually awards a prize for the best
undergraduate research project. The winning dissertation is normally shortlisted
for publication, but its publication is at the discretion of the author and the
EESJ Editorial Board.
If you have a question about EESJ, or would like to give us your thoughts
on the journal, contact Dr Gianluigi Vernasca at