Department of Economics
Economics really is about the world around us. Economic issues are an inherent part of our lives: globalisation, impacts of climate change, inflation, unemployment and wealth inequality. But even most political, environmental and social problems have important economic consequences. Through our teaching and research we address current economic issues in an ever-changing world, bringing economics closer to you.
We deliver dynamic Economics programs that align with business and community needs and practices. Our students develop a broad understanding of commercial related issues to contribute towards addressing societal and business challenges.
Our researchers have a wealth of international experience gained at some of the world’s most prestigious universities, businesses and government organisations, including Cambridge, Oxford and Harvard, the World Bank, the WHO and the London School of Economics.
We undertake world class research and teaching across the economics spectrum including macroeconomics, finance, development, applied econometrics and cultural economics.
Macquarie’s economics courses provide you with a sound understanding of today’s complex economic environment. You’ll learn how modern economies operate including; the role of prices and markets in allocating resources, the determinants of economic growth and the basis of trade.
Our programs have an extremely flexible structure, allowing you to include in your economics degree units of study from other departments in the University. Should you develop interests in finance, accounting, marketing, business law, computing, politics, philosophy, history, mathematics, psychology, education and similar, you are able to incorporate these into your economics program and develop them into a second major or double degree.
Our Bachelor of Economics offers you the opportunity to engage in focused study in areas such as econometrics, banking and finance, economic and business forecasting, game theory, economic development, history of economic ideas, environmental economics and more.
All our course offerings, undergraduate and postgraduate, meet the highest academic standards and are crafted to reflect your interests and aspirations.
Core courses are offered during the day and evening to facilitate study flexibility.
Where can economics take you?
With typical employers like banks and governments, insurance and accountancy firms as well as consultancies, our economics graduates can apply themselves to a multitude of roles, as an Econometrician, financial analyst, investment analyst, market analyst, planning/policy analyst or in management positions.
Your sector-specific, as well as transferable skills will open doors to jobs as economists, financial and investment analysts and statisticians, and also in the accountancy, management consultant or diplomatic service fields.