Understanding the fundamental workings of the economy and global markets

A degree from the UWA Business School’s Economics department will provide you with the relevant skills and experience necessary to take a leading role in the business world and define your future career in a range of specialisations.

Economics was a founding discipline of UWA when it was established in 1911. Today, the Economics discipline is one of four departments within the world-renowned and internationally accredited Business School, hosting regular visits from acclaimed global academic economists.

The Economics department has strong connections with industry through the Business School Board, corporate partnerships, high-profile alumni and research collaborators around the world. These connections influence course design and structure to ensure our teaching stays ahead of industry trends.

Graduates from the Economics department have gone on to build successful careers as professional economists in institutions such as the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Treasury.

Welcome from the Head of Department

Economics courses

Teachers and researchers

Our teaching and research staff are committed to creating a strong learning environment for economics students and developing leading research in key areas of interest.

Research projects

The Economics discipline undertakes research and teaching across a number of areas. Our research findings are frequently published in leading international journals and we engage extensively with the media to provide thought leadership.

UWA Public Policy Institute

The UWA Public Policy Institute (UWAPPI) is a bridge between academic research and government, public and business needs, delivering real-world policy impact. Backed by a select team of academic experts, and with an Advisory Board of local and international leaders, UWAPPI provides solutions to local and global challenges, while also identifying and providing advice on unforeseen future policy issues.

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Economics Discussion Paper Series and Annual Reports


Throughout the teaching year, students, teachers and researchers provide comprehensive discussion papers on their innovative research findings. See the full listing of papers and read the dedicated work from our department. This research contributes to a year of success within the department. Annual Reports are released to summarise new staff additions, visiting professors, grants, events and more.

View the Economics Discussion Paper Series