Our researchers have strong links with public and private sector organisations and regularly work with all levels of Australian government. We have ongoing relationships with international development agencies including the World Bank, United Nations, World Health Organisation, International Monetary Fund and the Asian Development Bank.

UQ Economics academics are regularly invited to speak before a wide range of government, industry and professional organisations, non-profit organisations, networks, affiliated societies, community and other interest groups. Between 2008 and 2014, notable presentations were made to the:

  • International Monetary Fund
  • Federal Treasury, Canberra
  • The Reserve Bank of Australia
  • The Riksbank Sweden
  • The Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) – the central bank of Austria
  • Australian Government House of Representatives Standing Committee, Canberra
  • NSW Treasury
  • Asia-Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise
  • Disaster Insurance Review Pane
  • Royal Thai Department of Fisheries
  • Australian-Brazil Chamber of Commerce

With a proactive public lecture series, seminars and key annual events, we are continually reinforcing and strengthening our links with industry, the economics profession and government. Our evolving event program serves as a platform for networking with industry and the professions and engaging the wider business community in economic discussion and thought.              

We also offers industry specific workshops.  For instance through the UQ Economics Centre for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis (CEPA), we offer workshops and short courses tailored to meet the continuing professional education needs of industry and professional groups as well as government bodies. CEPA ran 31 short courses and workshops between 2008 and 2014. These largely focused on productivity and efficiency measurement, but also in more general areas of econometrics, with continued demand for these courses reflecting the interest in performance measurement in the Australian public sector. In addition, during this period, we also hosted 12 workshops, most featuring internationally respected speakers drawn from overseas.

We run these workshops to provide further education to industry, government and the economics sector. They are not run as a profit-making exercise.

Our close ties with industry are also reflected in the range of industry-sponsored scholarships offered by the School. In total, seven industry scholarships are offered to UQ students.

Find out more about the different ways you and your organisation can get involved with us including:

If you would like to sponsor a scholarship please contact us