Department of Economics

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 the maximum score of 5, which is 'well above world standard'.

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
  • Macroeconomics

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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.

Higher degree by research students are advancing their knowledge and training, while being supported by academic supervisors and professional staff.

The Department has fostered collaborations with multidisciplinary units across the University, expanding our impact and scope.

Research is disseminated through regular publications and conferences.

Department staff have received numerous awards and grants from Australian and International funding agencies.