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School of Economics

Understanding and shaping the broad framework of our society
Economics is a diverse and fascinating discipline that addresses a range of issues that we face in modern life and plays a central role in shaping our society at every level.

We have a long and proud history of research strengths and teaching excellence and are one of the most highly ranked centres for research in economics globally. 

Our academics and researchers are leaders in their fields. Their broad expertise promotes a deep understanding of the key concepts of economics and a focus on contemporary issues.  

We are proud that our alumni are highly sought after and include leaders in the Reserve Bank, the Treasury and other policy departments, international agencies such as the Organization for Economic Coorperation and Development (OECD), financial institutions and non-government organisations. 

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Address the major problems and challenges our world faces

Studying economics with us will provide you with critical thinking and problem-solving skills so you can analyse historic trends, interpret news and make predictions about the future.

Tom Williamson

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Economics (Honours) graduate
“My time at Sydney gave me an outstanding grounding to step into the world with confidence and passion. Learning from outstanding professors, lecturers and peers was an enjoyable experience that opened my eyes to the possibilities of economics and strongly shaped the way I think today.”

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Our people

Please visit our academic profiles online for a full list of academic staff in the School.


Visit the What's On calendar for a list of our upcoming events. For details about our research seminars and groups, visit our research page.

Head of School

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School of Economics

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