Economics has been studied at the University of Tasmania since 1892, with a chair in economics (the second in Australia) being appointed in 1920. Over this long period the school has established a tradition of excellence in its standard of teaching and research.
The school was ranked 5th out of 27 Australian economics departments in terms of citations of published research per academic for 1994-2000, (Sinha and Macri, Economic Record, June 2002).
Its research covers a wide range of topics from microeconomics and its applications, to finance and forestry economics. It also has an established track record in obtaining large ARC and other grants.
The school strives to maintain an environment conducive to research and scholarship with all but one of its tenured staff holding PhDs and so is able to attract high quality research students for its postgraduate program.
The school is responsible for the Bachelor of Economics degree as well as the teaching of economics, finance, business statistics and econometrics to students studying other degrees within the Faculty of Commerce and also outside of the faculty. It teaches a total of 27 units, ranging from macroeconomics and investment analysis to environmental and development economics.
Our Bachelor of Economics graduates go on to specialist economic positions such as policy and financial analysts and consultants. Many gain employment in such places as the Reserve Bank, State and Federal Treasury, other State and Federal Governmental Departments, International Consulting Firms, Financial Institutions and key positions in the corporate and not-for-profit world. Other graduates trained by the School of Economics find that their knowledge of economics is also an advantage when applying for other more general positions.
Members of the school are active within the local community, providing advice, service teaching and consultancies to business and government and participating in the debate on domestic and international issues.
Prof John Tisdell
Head of School
Information on admissions can be obtained by e-mailing Course Counsellor
Authorised by the Head of School, Economics & Finance
17 August, 2012