Economics examines ways to understand what happens in markets, the performance of national economies and approaches for analysing and interpreting data.
Australasian Actuarial Education and Research Symposium: Registration Open!
Registrations are now invited for the 10th Australasian Actuarial Education and Research Symposium, which will be held at the University of Melbourne from 28-29 November 2019.
For more information, visit: https://fbe.unimelb.edu.au/conferences/aaers
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Wednesday 3:30pm - 4:45pmEconometrics & Applied Economics Seminar - Andrea Ichino (European University Institute)Event
Thursday 11am - 12:15pmExperimental & Behavioural Economics Seminar - A/Prof Xiaojian Zhao (Monash University)Event
Thursday 3:30pm - 5pmMacroeconomics Seminar - Wing Feng (National Taiwan Normal University)Event
Wednesday 3:30pm - 4:45pmEconometrics & Applied Economics Seminar - Andy Wu (The University of Melbourne)Event
Friday 11am - 12:15pmExperimental & Behavioural Economics Seminar - Marie Claire Villeval (University of Lyon)Event
Wednesday 3:30pm - 4:45pmEconometrics & Applied Economics Seminar - Andrew Jones (University of York)Event
Monday 11am - 12:15pmExperimental & Behavioural Economics Seminar - Professor Charles Noussair (University of Arizona)Event
Wednesday 3:30pm - 4:45pmEconometrics & Applied Economics Seminar - Ralf Brueggemann (University of Konstanz)Event
Tuesday 11am - 12:15pmExperimental & Behavioural Economics Seminar - James Berry (University of Delaware)Event
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Economics has been taught at The University of Melbourne since 1855.
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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.