The School of Economics is where you learn how to interpret and understand the world.

It’s a place that will help you develop life-long decision-making skills and strategic reasoning. Our quality teachers come from diverse international backgrounds, and pursue their research interests in many different areas of economics.

Your career in Economics

A degree in Economics offers unrivalled career flexibility because we challenge our students to be agile problem solvers who therefore master the art of versatility.

Economics is more than just a degree; it’s a way of thinking about the world and understanding human behaviour.

 Career guide


Research in Economics

Research represents an integral part of the School of Economics and we explore a diverse range of topics and areas. Our research interests are embedded throughout the teaching program.

 Research in Economics

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Tips for acing your scholarship application

Writing a scholarship application can be a daunting task, with a lot riding on the contents of a single essay. But it doesn’t have to be difficult and by following a few basics tips, you can put your best foot forward and set yourself up for success.

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A tribute to Ian Mclean: Economic Historian, former colleague and friend

In remembrance of Ian McLean by Ralph Bayer
With great sadness, I’d like to let you know that Ian McLean has passed away. Ian was one of the leading economic historians in Australia, a colleague and a friend. Many of you, particularly if you are an Alumni of the School of Economics, will have known Ian as their inspiring teacher in economic history. Of those of you who might not have met Ian in person, many will have read his incredibly insightful book “Why Australia Prospered” on the economic history of Australia. 

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