Located in the nation’s capital, the Australian National University is a world class university and the leading centre of excellence for economics in Australia, with over 70 research-active economists. ANU economists are engaged in a wide range of theoretical and applied research, which is reflected in publications in the leading international journals.
Economics at ANU is organized into a number of different groups, each with a different focus but with strong interconnections (see links in the menu at left). Key strengths include economic theory, econometrics, economic history, applied research in the Asia Pacific region and policy-relevant economic research related to Australia. Within these departments there are research centres that specialize in areas such as applied macroeconomic analysis, social policy evaluation, environmental economics and in specific countries such as Japan, China, Indonesia and Malaysia.
In addition to undergraduate degrees and a range of master’s courses, the ANU has its fully integrated PhD Program that embraces many areas of research excellence. The PhD Program in Economics includes a strong skills-based element that provides the tools for advanced research, which is combined with a rich and varied environment for doctoral research. PhD graduates from the ANU have progressed to careers as prominent economists in universities, business and government.
The ANU provides a vibrant environment for discourse and debate on economic theory and policy. The University hosts a wide range of seminars that feature prominent speakers and topical issues and holds frequent conferences and workshops attracting expert speakers from Australia and overseas. ANU Economics also delivers distinguished lecture series in honour of former ANU economists T W Swan and H W Arndt. The visitors program attracts outstanding scholars from all over the world who come to collaborate with ANU economists.