School of Economics
Economics is a diverse, fascinating discipline that addresses a range of 'big' issues in modern life and plays a central role in shaping the broad framework of society at every level.
The School of Economics at the University of Sydney has a long and proud history through its research strength and teaching excellence. One of the most highly ranked centres for research in economics globally, our staff are leaders in their research fields. This expertise is reflected in our degree programs, both undergraduate and postgraduate, which promote a deep understanding of the key concepts of economics and a focus on contemporary issues.
The quality of our program is shown in the quality of our graduates. Our alumni are highly sought and are now leaders in the Reserve Bank, the Treasury and other policy departments, international agencies like the OECD, financial institutions and NGOs. Graduates from our program have gone on to further study - or now teach at - some of the finest institutions in the World.
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Low income households could increase their savings by over 25 per cent if bank accounts with a regular lottery prize for depositors were introduced in Australia, University of Sydney economists have found.
Professor Colm Harmon has congratulated the three student winners of an essay writing competition run by the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Economic Society of Australia.
There is a link between our brain structure and our tolerance of risk, new research suggests.
Econometric Theory Research Seminar - Stefanie Schurer - 21 October 2014
School of Economics Seminar Series - Shankha Chakraborty - 23 October 2014
School of Economics Seminar Series - Xin Meng - 30 October 2014
School of Economics Seminar Series - Era Dabla-Norris (IMF) - 7 November 2014
Upward Mobility, Cognitive and Non-cognitive skills, and the Role of Policy Workshop - 13 November 2014 to 14 November 2014
10th Australasian Trade Workshop - 7 April 2015 to 8 April 2015