We are a leading Department of Economics in Australia.
We are ranked first in the Southern Hemisphere in Economics by Research Papers in Economics (RePEc); and in the latest ERA ratings we were awarded a score of 4, which is 'above world standard'.
We are now no. 41 in the world and no. 1 in Australia. This is from The Tilburg University Top 100 Worldwide Economics Schools Research Ranking based on research contribution 2012-2016.
World-class research staff
The department has more than 50 economists undertaking work in virtually all major fields of the discipline. Our research profile is particularly strong in the areas of:
- Behavioural and Experimental Economics
- Development and Sustainability
Our academic staff regularly publish in national and international leading field journals, as well as general interest journals, including the profession's most prestigious outlets.
The Department has fostered collaborations with multidisciplinary units across the University, expanding our impact and scope.
Department staff have received numerous awards and grants from Australian and International funding agencies.