About the department

The Department of Economics is one of the largest in New Zealand and ranks among the top research and teaching departments in Australasia.

Professor Steven Poelhekke, Head of Department
Professor Steven Poelhekke, Head of Department

The department delivers the Economics discipline within both the Business School and the Faculty of Arts, allowing students considerable flexibility in taking advantage of our course offerings.

Staff in the department have PhDs from some of the best universities in the world and are among the top-ranked researchers in New Zealand. They are active nationally and internationally in conferences and journal publications of their research.

Our students enjoy research-informed teaching from academics at the leading edge of their discipline. Graduate students receive rigorous training in current economic methodology and undertake their own research at the frontiers of the field.

Economics is a core discipline in the modern university. Training in economics is a gateway to productive and rewarding work either in corporations or small and medium enterprises in the private sector, or in the wide array of national and local public sector organisations.

We invite you to consider economics within your study programme and we look forward to helping you achieve your study and career goals.

Professor Steven Poelhekke
Head of Department