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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.

Current volume

Previous volumes

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 A deadline for replies will be set, after this date work will not be published.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 be final.

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 prizes.

  • 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 year.

    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.

Contact us

If you have a question about EESJ, or would like to give us your thoughts on the journal, contact Dr Gianluigi Vernasca at