Department of Economics

Department of Economics

Our students develop a broad understanding of business-related issues to contribute towards addressing societal and business challenges. 

We address a varied range of topics including:

  • globalisation
  • impacts of climate change
  • unemployment
  • inflation.

Our program is designed to align with business and community needs and industry best practices.

We offer a PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) unit for students to gain hands-on experience in the field and students outside of the department and faculty are encouraged to sign up to our People and Planet units. More information on these units can be found in the Macquarie handbook.

Higher degree research

Our research focuses on addressing some of the most challenging subjects of our times:

  • designing financial markets that deliver financial and macroeconomic stability
  • assisting regional developing nations to transition towards socially, economically and environmentally sustainable development paths
  • envisioning the role of culture and cultural products in our economic thinking
  • providing policymakers with the necessary tools to understand opportunities and trade-offs to enhance societies’ welfare.

Discover more about the areas of expertise and research networks associated with academics within our department.

If you are interested in doing research at Macquarie, contact a researcher in your field of interest to discuss your ideas and potential supervision before applying. For more information on applying contact the Higher Degree Research Office.

On campus

The University provides support and information for students regarding on-campus food, childcare and travel needs.

Macquarie’s Sport and Aquatic Centre has a wide range of fitness classes and sporting facilities, and a variety of membership options to suit your needs.


New and returning students are encouraged to attend Orientation week to celebrate the new session. Relax, explore, and meet new people before lectures start the following week. Check out what is happening during 'O Week' and keep an eye on your emails for your invitation.


Academic support regarding advice, resources, study pages, and financial help is available outside of your department and faculty.

For help outside of your studies, Health and Wellbeing offers counselling services, religious services, disability services and more support to all students who need it.

Support is also readily available for Indigenous students and International students who need personal or academic advice.

Contact us 

Domestic student enquiries: visit
International student enquiries: Submit an online enquiry

Need to know more? Get in touch with someone from our department.

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