The Department of Economics is one of the largest in New Zealand and ranks among the top research and teaching departments in Australasia.
The department delivers the Economics discipline within both the Faculty of Business and Economics and the Faculty of Arts, allowing students considerable flexibility in taking advantage of our course offerings.
Staff in the department have PhDs from some of the best universities in the world and are among the top-ranked researchers in New Zealand. They are active nationally and internationally in conferences and journal publications of their research.
Our students enjoy research-informed teaching from academics at the leading edge of their discipline. Graduate students receive a rigorous training in current economic methodology and undertake their own research at the frontiers of the field.
The department is supported by a large number of high calibre internationally-recognised researchers. Our research centres and groups are actively involved in supporting industry and government initiatives.
The department has a longstanding international reputation in econometrics and especially its work in econometric methodology.
Microeconomics and experimental economics
Strategic decision-making is based around game theory and experimental economics.
- Industrial organisation, regulation, energy, transport and environmental economics
- Labour markets, education, health and public policy
Macroeconomics and finance
Focuses on factors that influence economic growth, monetary and fiscal policy and the role of the financial intermediary.
International trade and development economics
Covers global and regional trade developments, the role of trade in NZ and the process of economic development.
Centre for Applied Research in Economics (CARE)
CARE seeks to undertake applied research that improves the prosperity and welfare of New Zealand.
Our aim is to be an independent and balanced authority on New Zealand’s energy priorities and initiatives.
Retirement Policy and Research Centre (RPRC)
We provide independent research and analysis on private provision, public pensions and fiscal policy.
NZ APEC Study Centre
We focus on APEC-related themes involving political, social, and cultural, as well as economic, issues.
- External research entities
- Staff research interests
- Academic publications