School of Economics

Highly ranked around the world, the School of Economics is part of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law at AUT.

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.

More about our research

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

Jessica Lee
Lucian Simmons
Laura Perry
Laksmi Yustika Devi
Roshen Kulwant

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

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NZ’s reputation as clean, green and relatively safe from COVID will make it even more desirable as a study destination for overseas students.
Jonnathan Baker
What’s the purpose of business, anyway?
15 Jun, 2020
By sacking staff and closing stores, big businesses like The Warehouse could hurt their long-term interests, writes the Business School’s Jonathan Baker.
WHU MBA summer program
MBA students undertake virtual exchange
09 Jun, 2020
In an AUT first, two of our MBA students embarked on a virtual international exchange programme.
Prof Kate Kearins
Good leadership in uncertain times
03 Jun, 2020
Uncertain times require agility and the courage to pivot fast and make bold decisions quickly with imperfect information, writes Kate Kearins.
Man & woman hiking
Four-day work week could boost economy
29 May, 2020
COVID-19 reignites debate about the merits of a four-day work week. Professor Jarrod Haar’s new research suggests it’s time for change.
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