Understanding the fundamental workings of the economy and global markets

Economics is at the forefront of public policy and encompasses issues such as economic growth, regulating financial institutions, resource taxation, financing education, gender discrimination, environmental issues and migration. An Economics degree from the UWA Business School will provide you with the analytical and statistical skills necessary to take a leading role as specialist economists in government and business, or as economic consultants, economic analysts and policy advisers. 

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Ranked in the Top 10 universities in Australia for Economics and Econometrics (QS WUR by Subject 2023 and 2024)

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Ranked #1 in WA for Economics and Econometrics (QS WUR by Subject 2024)

Economics courses

Women in Economics and Finance 

We had the opportunity to speak with a group of accomplished women, shaking things up in the business world and who all have a background in economics or finance. From students and academics at UWA to influential industry leaders, each of them shared their perspectives on diverse leadership and emphasised the need to continue the transformative culture shift in today's business environment. 

Tayla's exciting career with an Economics degree

Meet Tayla, a UWA Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) graduate who is crunching the numbers on her path to success in the world of economics.

Academic staff

Our academic staff provide a strong learning and research environment for all economics students.

Head of Department
  • Associate Professor Leandro M. Magnusson
Associate Professors
Senior Lecturers
Emeritus, Honorary and Adjunct

Economics Discussion Paper Series

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.

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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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