The School of Economics comprises 45 full-time academic staff who are engaged in teaching and research across a wide area of sub-disciplines within economics, including econometrics and economic history.
The School undertakes the majority of teaching in the Bachelor of Economics (BEc). Students can also major in Economics within the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and the Bachelor of Social Science (BSocSc).
There are also several combined degrees in Economics including:
- Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Economics
- Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Laws
The School offers four postgraduate degrees:
- Master of Economics (MEc): students complete eight core and advanced courses in economics and econometrics
- MCom (Hons): a research degree consisting of some advanced coursework plus a thesis
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): a research degree involving advanced coursework and a thesis
- Master of Philosophy (MPhil): a research degree focused on an economics topic
Quality of teaching
The School has been consistently ranked first amongst the major Australian Universities in the quality of its teaching in Economics.
Research in the School is of a high calibre by both national and international standards. The School always ranks in the top 3 positions in Australia within a variety of research performance criteria, and members of the School play an important part in policy issues and debate within Australia.
The School also frequently runs important national conferences in economics, econometrics and economic history. There is also an active seminar series program and a series of one day workshops.
Many members within the School play a prominent role in relevant economic societies and also provide senior advisory roles to government and business.
The School also attracts considerable research funding from the Australian Research Council and other bodies.