School of Business, Management
and Economics


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Welcome to the Department of Economics

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.

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Our research and teaching

We specialise in research on international trade, poverty and development, labour and education, environment and energy, 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

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Department of Economics
Jubilee Building, University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton

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