The Faculty of Business and Economics is home to a wide range of specialist research centres spanning the disciplines of accounting, actuarial studies, economics, finance and management and marketing. Our academics are also active collaborators in multi-partner centres which bring together researchers and practitioners from a range of disciplines and industries.
Centre for Brain, Mind and Markets
The Centre for Brain, Mind and Markets studies risk decisions all the way from the brain to markets, integrating knowledge from decision and game theory with neurobiology, economics and finance, psychology and computer science.
Centre for Accounting and Industry Partnerships
The Department of Accounting's Centre for Accounting and Industry Partnerships is committed to building partnerships and enhancing collaboration between the University and the business sector by offering an environment that fosters rigorous research across the entire spectrum of accounting for both scholars and practitioners.
Centre for Actuarial Studies
The Centre for Actuarial Studies is designed for students who wish to enter the actuarial profession, providing students with a solid grounding in actuarial techniques. It has an international reputation for research, and attracts a strong cohort of students and researchers.
Centre for Asian Business and Economics
CABE’s mission is to strengthen linkages with Asian universities, business and government, and enhance our presence in Asia to develop our capabilities in research relevant to Asia.
Centre for Business Analytics
The Centre for Business Analytics (CfBA) is strongly engaged with industry with over thirty partners supporting the Melbourne Business School’s activities in business analytics.
Centre for Market Design
The Centre for Market Design supports policy innovation by applying economic design techniques to public policy, procurement and resource allocation problems, with particular expertise in mechanism design, auction theory, matching markets, experimental economics, and structural econometrics.
The Dilin Duwa Centre for Indigenous Business Leadership
The Dilin Duwa Centre for Indigenous Business Leadership is committed to the pursuit of equity for Australia’s First Nations people in the economic life of our country.
International Centre for Research in Organisational Discourse, Strategy and Change
ICRODSC links international researchers who share an interest in developing and applying discourse methods in the study of organisations. It brings together researchers from different disciplines to provide a critical mass in research expertise.
Melbourne Institute for Applied Economic and Social Research
The Melbourne Institute is Australia's leading and longest standing research institute in the field of economics, undertaking cutting-edge research into key issues relevant to contemporary economic and social policy.
Other Research Units
Bayesian Analysis and Modeling Research Group
The Bayesian Analysis and Modeling Research Group aims to support and enhance research opportunities for its members through a range of activities and provide a forum for advanced training.
Centre for Health Economics
The Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL) longitudinal survey of doctors is a trusted national resource producing key evidence to help ensure the sustainability of the sector, as well as delivery of better health outcomes and improved access to medical care.
Centre for Workplace Leadership
The Centre for Workplace Leadership is dedicated to excellence in leadership research, improving the quality of leadership in Australian workplaces, and developing individual leaders. We aim to bridge the gap between research insights and leadership practice.
Cluster for Organization Society and Markets
COSM study the nature of the market and its relationships with organizations and societies. We foster conversations and encourage debate through collaborative research and public events.
Decision Neuroscience Laboratory
The Decision Neuroscience Lab is aimed at investigating the neural and cognitive basis of decision-making, preference formation, belief updating, and related cognitive processes, using methods from psychology, cognitive neuroscience and economics.
Econometrics Research Unit
The Econometrics Research Unit brings together academic staff and research students to focus on the development, evaluation and application of microeconometric methods.
Economic Theory and Experiments Unit
Jointly operated by the Department of Economics and the Melbourne Business School the Economic Theory and Experiments Unit promotes research of the highest standard in all areas of economic theory and facilitates national and international affiliations and research linkages.
Experimental Economics Laboratory
The Experimental Economics Laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility that promotes the use of experimental methods in economics research and policy-making.
Experimental Research Facility
The Experimental Research Faculty of the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE-ERF) offers a state-of-the-art facility for experimental, behavioural research.
Financial Integrity Research Network
The Financial Integrity Research Network is a formal network of Australia's major universities and data collection/research institute - SIRCA. FIRN member institutions work together as Australia's largest network of finance researchers to strengthen and build upon Australia’s finance research successes .
Macroeconomics Research Unit
The Macroeconomics Research Unit focuses on the development of macroeconomic theory, macroeconometrics and macroeconomic policy.
Melbourne Entrepreneurial Centre
The Melbourne Entrepreneurial Centre is your gateway for discovering the entrepreneurship opportunities available at the University of Melbourne. From degrees, to accelerator programs and public events, get ready to startup!
Melbourne Human Resource Management Unit
The MHRMU operates as a bridge between the academic and business communities, facilitating research on employment issues and disseminating research findings to impact practice and policy. Unit members regularly engage in collaborative work with industry partners to address problems of mutual interest.
Melbourne International Business Research Unit
The Melbourne International Business Research Unit is eclectic in its interdisciplinary areas, studying the international aspects of strategy and management, human resource management, industrial relations, corporate history, accounting, finance, information systems, organisational behaviour and marketing.
The Williams Centre for Learning Advancement
The Williams Centre for Learning Advancement (WCLA) focus on developing the learning associated with a shift towards new teaching pedagogy for our staff.
Trade and Development Research Unit
The Trade and Development Research Unit focuses on the economic issues facing the countries in the Asia-Pacific region and broader issues of global economic development.
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