Department of Economics

Welcome to the Department of Economics

The Department of Economics has been at the forefront of economics education and research in Australia since the founding of the University in 1961.

Teaching excellence

We are committed to providing an inspiring educational and co-curricular experience to all our students, equipping them with the knowledge, experience and confidence to operate in our global economy.

World-class research

We have established areas of excellence in development economics and sustainability, behavioural and experimental economics, and macroeconomics.

In the 2015 ERA assessment, we received a rating of 4 (which is above world standard). Our academic staff are world-class, producing exceptionally diverse and impactful research outputs.

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.

Redesigning Australia's financial system

A world-wide question that boggles minds everywhere: How can we change Australia's financial system to prevent the next global financial crisis? Professor Stephen King shares his insight.

Professor Stephen King is an author, Professor of Economics and co-director of the Monash Business Policy Forum. He is also a part-time Member of the Economic Regulation Authority of WA, Australia's National Competition Council, and Lay Member of the High Court of New Zealand.


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