Working with government, industry and the profession

We are continually strengthening our ties with government, industry and the profession through key annual events and public seminars. Our robust events program serves as a platform for networking and engaging the wider business community in economics discussion and thought.

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

Our academics are regularly invited to speak before a wide range of 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.

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

Workshops and continuing professional education

Through the Centre for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis (CEPA), we offer industry specific workshops and short courses tailored to meet the continuing professional education needs of professional groups and 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 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're not run as a profit-making exercise.

Get involved

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