Economics has been taught at the The University of Melbourne since 1855. The Department of Economics has several dedicated research units attracting local and overseas academics, and continually pushes the boundaries of knowledge in the fields of economics and econometrics.
Economics provides skills in problem solving for business and government. It examines ways to understand what happens in markets, the performance of national economies and approaches for analysing and interpreting data. Ultimately, economics facilitates better decision making about the myriad of problems you will confront in the commercial world or in government.
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The Department of Economics teaches into a number of specialist areas, to cater for the diverse interests of our students and researchers.
Visit the Melbourne Business School website to browse the suite of postgraduate study options in economics.
Additional information about the courses for current students can be found on the Department's Current Students page.
Our research publications include PhD Theses, reports, essays and working papers.
The Faculty of Business and Economics is home to a wide range of specialist research centres. Our academics are active collaborators in multi-partner centres which bring together researchers and practitioners from a range of disciplines and industries.
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