School of Economics

Economics is the science of decision-making—understanding the costs and benefits of decisions made by individuals, communities, organisations and governments—all of which affect our lives daily.

Our courses and programs, delivered by highly awarded teaching and research staff, give students the critical skills and techniques they need for a successful career in an increasingly competitive and connected world.

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Decision making, how to change it and why it matters

Presented by incoming Academic Dean and HOS Economics, Professor Daniel Zizzo 

The Colin Clark Lecture is our most prestigious annual lecture and is now in its 28th year. The Colin Clark Memorial Lecture is held each year to recognise Dr Colin Clark’s outstanding contribution to the field of economics.

 17 October 2018 , 4:00pm-7:30pm

 St Lucia, The University of Queensland

Why study economics at UQ?

  • Ranked #2 economics research institution in Australia (RePEc, 2018)
  • Ranked #3 in the world for research into efficiency and productivity,  placed above Harvard University (RePEc, 2018)
  • UQ economics graduates are among the highest paid and most sought after in Australia (Graduates Destination Survey, 2015)

Our research

Discover why we’ve got an enviable international reputation as a leading research department.

Our research

Includes the study of the foundations of game theory, decision theory and the mechanisms of design and auction theory.
Research in agricultural, environmental and resource economics, development and health economics and policy analysis.
Focused on the measurement of productivity and efficiency, international price comparisons and real income.

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Not if, when. The campaign to create change.

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