The Department of Economics maintains strong ties to the wider community and makes a variety of contributions to the economics profession.

Academics edit and referee articles for professional journals, and are engaged as consultants to government, international agencies and businesses. They are also often invited to present their views in the media.

Academics frequently present talks and lectures for outside organisations, and serve as members of external government committees.

Many of our centres have also forged strong links with industry, including:

  • The Centre for Actuarial Studies has close links with the Institute of Actuaries of Australia
  • The Household Research Unit has links through the Household Research Database Facility to the University of New South Wales, The University of Newcastle and the Victorian University of Technology
  • The Trade and Development Research Unit is well supported by international financial agencies, Australian government sectors and by joint partnerships with individual countries in the Asia-Pacific region?