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Economics research at the University of Otago stands out for its high-quality

The diverse research interests of our staff, their international connections, and the collegial atmosphere within the Department, foster the ideal environment for learning and research.

The research interests of staff include the fields of:

  • Behavioural economics
  • Choice modelling
  • Computational economics
  • Econometrics
  • Economic growth and development, history, and methodology
  • Economics of crime, innovation, migration, sport, the family, and the undead
  • Empirical analysis of monetary and fiscal policy
  • Environmental economics, Experimental economics, Health economics, Industrial economics, Information economics, International economics, and Labour economics
  • Law and economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomic development
  • Microeconomics
  • Multi-criteria decision analysis
  • Natural resource economics
  • Open economy macroeconomics
  • Population economics
  • Prices and inflation
  • Productivity analysis
  • Public economics and Urban economics

More about research in the Department of Economics

Read about our current Economics research, discussion paper series and research seminars: