Studying in the Department of Economics at Sussex will give you an excellent grounding for employment in your field of interest - our graduates have gone on to work in a wide range of sectors including government, economics consultancy, banking and NGOs.
Our research and teaching
We specialise in research on international trade and trade policy, poverty and economic development, labour and education economics, resources, environment and climate and quantitative economic history.
Our research is supported by substantial research grants from the ESRC and other sources. We also work closely with all the major international agencies, from the World Bank to the European Commission - this depth of experience is brought to the teaching of our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.
Professor Richard Dickens
Head of Department
Sussex economics alumnus appointed Poland Finance Minister
Mateusz Szczurek, who gained his PhD frpm the Department of Economics at Sussex in December 2005, has recently been named as Poland’s new Finance Minister.
In an online article published by Reuters, Mateusz is described as "a political novice who has spent his career in commercial banking" with "a strong record as an economist."
His former PhD supervisor, Rob Eastwood, says: "Nobody who knew Mateusz during his years at Sussex will be very surprised that this outstanding person has achieved such high office. This appointment is truly something to celebrate."
2014 Kuznets Prize awarded to Dr Paolo Masella
Sussex Lecturer in Economics Dr Paolo Masella has won an international prize for a journal article on national identity and ethnic diversity.
The 2014 Kuznets Prize has been awarded to Paolo for his paper on 'National Identity and Ethnic Diversity' in the Journal of Population Economics (2013), 26 (2), pp. 437-454.