Department of Economics
About the Department
With over 40 academic members from more than 15 countries, the Department of Economics has a strong research base that spans a wide range of theoretical and applied issues. Our research activities inform teaching, bringing the latest insights from the research frontier to all levels of education to continually update the content of our courses.
Staff members within the Department have undertaken prominent research projects in a number of areas: education economics, labour economics, industrial organisation, international trade, macroeconomics, financial markets, economic development, political economy, and time-series econometrics. We are proud of our reputation and how these research activities lead to high quality teaching and personal attention to students at all stages of study.
Teaching & Research
Our undergraduate, Masters and PhD courses are structured to provide a solid foundation in economic principles while also allowing choice in order to appeal to a broad spectrum of interests. They will prepare you for a variety of career opportunities in business and other areas.
Engaging with Business
Our analysis has shown that some senators 'flip-flop' in their voting behaviour. Read our latest article by Professor Maurizio Zanardi in which he discusses why the will of the people doesn't always translate into decisions.Read article
Ethiopian parents cannot make up for effects of early life shocks on child’s development by investing more in education
Ethiopian parents try to compensate disadvantaged children in their family by spending greater sums on school fees and private tuition, but cannot totally counter the effects of early life shocks such as famine and low rainfall levels.