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
Roshen Kulwant
Laksmi Yustika Devi
De Wet van der Westhuizen

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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Read Professor Kate Kearins’ article, Good leadership by Design, which features in Management Magazine.
AUT participates in MBA case competition
AUT participates in MBA case competition
31 Oct, 2019
Four AUT MBA students competed in the inaugural NZ MBA Case Competition, held in Dunedin.
Professor Gail Pacheco
Gail Pacheco bestowed AUT’s top award
24 Oct, 2019
Professor Gail Pacheco has been awarded the 2019 AUT University Medal for her research to help inform social policy and wellbeing.
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Alumni earn Beta Gamma Sigma membership
21 Oct, 2019
The AUT Chapter of BGS inducted 120 high-achieving Business alumni into the prestigious global society, the largest ceremony since it started in 2012.
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The perils of promoting vaping
25 Sep, 2019
Dr Patrick Van Esch and Dr Sommer Kapitan wrote an op-ed for Stuff on promoting vaping. Read the article now.