Economics provides a systematic way of looking at the problem-solving and optimising behaviour of decision-makers. It is one of the core disciplines in any contemporary university. Members of the economics department at AUT have PhDs from universities around the world. They cover a wide range of fields within the discipline, including micro and macroeconomics, econometrics, industrial organisation, international trade and finance, natural resource and environmental economics, labour economics, economic development and public policy. We are proud of our established record and ongoing commitment to excellent research, high-quality teaching and supervision, and community and professional engagement.
Staff have published their research findings in many-highly ranked professional journals including Labour Economics, Review of Income and Wealth and World Economy. They have also been involved in a wide array of applied research projects for local and national governmental bodies and international agencies.
Examples of student research include:
Postgraduate papers include:
These papers are offered in the following postgraduate qualifications – BBus (Hons), PgDipBus, PgCertBus and MBus.
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