The School of Economics hosts an internationally renowned Research Centre (the Centre for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis) and four recognised Research Groups. These groups enable a critical mass of researchers with common research interests and expertise to facilitate team-based discovery and collaboration and to bring the benefits of this research to the external community through consulting and other engagement activities. Members of these groups include researchers from other areas within and external to the University.

Centre for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis


The Centre for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis provides a focal point for research, consultancy and training in efficiency and productivity analysis in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

Energy Economics and Management Group


EEMG is a national research leader in the economics of renewable energy. Our research capability is built upon sophisticated modelling platforms, developed using complex system methods that are unique in Australia.

Macroeconomics Research Group


The mission of the MRG@UQ research group is to contribute towards the understanding of the causes and consequences of fluctuations in economy-wide variables.

Risk and Sustainable Management Group


Led by Australian Laureate Fellow Professor John Quiggin, The Risk and Sustainable Management Group (RSMG) examines the problems of sustainably managing environmental resources.