Economics examines ways to understand what happens in markets, the performance of national economies and approaches for analysing and interpreting data.
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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Our Research Centres
Our academics are active collaborators in multi-partner centres which bring together researchers and practitioners from a range of disciplines and industries.
The Department of Economics hosts a variety of events throughout the year providing a platform for students, academics, industry professionals and accounting practitioners to engage in contemporary economic issues.
What we teach
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Andy Haldane, Chief Economist at The Bank of England speaks at the University of Melbourne