Welcome to the School of Economics
Economics provides meaningful solutions to many of the big issues facing our world, such as climate change, the ageing population and assisting economies to be competitive in a globalised world. Here at the UQ School of Economics we pride ourselves on our contribution to public debate and policy on such important topics.
UQ’s School of Economics is consistently ranked in the top two per cent of research-intensive economic departments in the world. The School is a leading teaching and research centre both nationally and internationally. Our world-class academic staff and diverse range of courses will equip you with the ability to apply theoretical knowledge to real-life problems.
If you decide to study with us you will be learning from some of the most talented economists in Australia. Our accomplished scholars claim a large share of Australia’s economics honours, competitive research grants, prestigious fellowships and high-quality publications. We are home to over 70 active teaching and research staff, including specialists in energy and climate change, productivity and efficiency analysis, development economics and labour and agricultural economics.
Our challenging academic environment attracts the brightest and best economics students from around the country and internationally. Of the 1200 enrolled in economics, more than 450 are international students. You will find the school to be collaborative and friendly. As a student you will be encouraged to be part of the rigorous debate that challenges and extends conventional economic thought.
Top rankings
•  Ranked #1 economics research institution in Australia according to RePEc*. We are ranked #2 in the world for research into productivity and efficiency placing us above Harvard and the London School of Economics
•  In the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015 National Report, we ranked well above world standard (rank of 5) in economic theory and above world standard (top ranking of 4) in economics
•  Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics (1994) for Game Theory, John C Harsanyi (1920 - 2000), launched his academic career as an economics lecturer at UQ
•  Our research strengths span economic theory, applied economics and econometrics.

Professor Rodney Strachan
Head of School
School of Economics
The University of Queensland