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School of Economics

As an important part of the broader AUT Business School, the School of Economics holds a strong reputation for real-life relevance and impact.

Our world-class teaching is informed by our research and provides students with rigorous analytical skills. Our staff are committed to excellent research, high-quality supervision, and community and professional engagement.

Research in economics

The school maintains a strong, research-led teaching tradition, with research published in the world's leading economics, public policy and related journals.

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Research centres and institutes

Working paper series

Published to facilitate early debate and discussion, the Economics Working Paper Series includes work from economists across the School of Economics and the New Zealand Work Research Institute.

Working paper series

Join our student society

The AUT Economics Society offers a supportive environment where students can apply their economic theory to the current business environment.

Economics student society

Jordan Sanford
Kiran Chandradevan
Rusila Waqasobasoba
Alex Mazzone-Pitt
Livvy Mitchell

Contact us

School of Economics
City Campus
WY building (level 2)
120 Mayoral Drive
Auckland City
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Malliga Rassu
School Co-ordinator
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 5057
malliga.rassu@aut.ac.nz

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Head of School

Associate Professor Saten Kumar
Head of School of Economics
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 – ext: 5817
saten.kumar@aut.ac.nz

News
For Richer, for poorer
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Policy uncertainty and your investments
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For Richer, for poorer
For richer, for poorer, for less risk
10 Nov, 2022
Married CEOs seem to take fewer risks with their investment decisions and are less likely to bend the rules than their unmarried counterparts.
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Study highlights dads’ role in childcare
31 Oct, 2022
New AUT research offers surprising insights into how fathers are involved in childcare, and why their involvement matters.
Policy uncertainty and your investments
Policy uncertainty and your investments
10 Oct, 2022
AUT researchers have developed an index that highlights just how sensitive our investments are to domestic policy concerns.
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How a son can help young criminal dads
31 Aug, 2022
For both mums and dads, the arrival of a child decreases criminal behaviour. We now find the child’s gender plays a particular role for some fathers.
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Meet our staff: Saten Kumar
23 Aug, 2022
Professor Saten Kumar, who leads AUT’s School of Economics, is interested in finding ways to enhance the quality of economic data for Pacific Islands.
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