Business and economics research

Our research supports productivity, sustainability and wellbeing in our regional and rural communities and economies, locally and globally.

About us

AACSB Accredited
Accredited by the AACSB for research that creates positive societal impact

We work alongside community, business and government partners to help decision-makers identify the risks and opportunities for regional organisations and markets, improve productivity and wellbeing in work and workplaces, and drive regional development that is economically, environmentally and socially sustainable.

Our research focuses on how to build resilience and sustainability in industries that are core to Tasmania’s economy – resources and renewable energy, food and agribusiness, and health and social care – looking at cross-cutting issues of global and regional supply chains, consumer behaviour and corporate social responsibility, finance and taxation, and housing, labour and retail markets.

We are building robust, place-based data strategies to capture information and input from Tasmanian individuals, households and organisations (businesses and not-for-profits) to foster a better understanding of the communities in which we live. Coupled with insights from our behavioural laboratory ( and our multidisciplinary modelling expertise, this data will support governments, organisations and individuals to make informed choices on how to build more sustainable regional futures.

Research degrees

Available projects

Our degrees will give you the training and supervision to achieve your goals. Choose from available research degree projects in key areas such as accounting, economics and finance, management, and marketing.

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Partnerships for impact

Our researchers work with NGOs, business and government to generate solutions for our regional and rural communities and economies, including through large industry-driven research consortia in which the University of Tasmania is proud to be a partner.

  • Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
    Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) logo
  • Underpinning the growth of our blue economy
    Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre logo
  • Research for understanding and managing Australia’s marine biodiversityMarine Biodiversity Hub logo
  • Where blue ecologies meet green technologies
    Marine Bioproducts Cooperative Research Centre logo
  • A little energy could mean big things for WA
    Project Symphony - Our energy future logo
  • Practical solutions to environmental problems
    Resilient Landscapes logo
  • Bringing together scientists, industry and farmers to find practical solutions for Australia’s underperforming soils
    SOIL CRC logo
  • Positioning Australia as the world leader in sustainable onshore systems for lobster aquaculture
    ARC Research Hub for Sustainable Onshore Lobster Aquaculture logo
  • Growing climate resilient communities
    Tas Farm Innovation Hub - Growing Climate Resilient Communities logo