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Gain insight with Economics at Otago

Study Economics at Otago and view the world in a new light. Economics is about choice. It teaches you how individuals, governments, firms and nations – everyone! – make decisions when allocating scarce resources to satisfy our unlimited wants. Find out why economics is for you.


Economics major

An economics major allows you to graduate with a BCom, BA or BSc. This provides you with great flexibility when it comes to making decisions about what papers to include in your degree.

Economics minor

An economics minor or even just a paper or two - can be a useful addition to any degree. Economics underpins business, commerce and most social sciences – making it an ideal minor subject if you are studying in these areas. You can complete a minor in Economics in the BA, BCom, BSc, BAppSc or BTheol programmes.


Looking to further enhance your job options? The Department of Economics is renowned for the world-class research that underpins all of our teaching. We have a reputation for being friendly and approachable, and look forward to welcoming you into our department.

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Information sheet

Find out more about economics in our Economics info sheet (PDF)

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Departmental seminars

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