Together we are shaping the future of business

The Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics consists of – Accounting, Economics, Finance and Financial Planning and Business Law, each of which actively conducts scholarly and innovative research that is of high relevance to industry, policy makers and the wider community. Academics of the different disciplines have secured grants from international organisations such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, United Nations, and national government bodies such as the Australian Research Council, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department of Natural Resources, Mine and the Environment, Australian Taxation Officer, among others and business organisations, non-governmental organisations and professional bodies such as Consumer Policy Research Centre.

Our researchers publish in world renown and top tier journals, research that contributes to theory as well as practice and policy. Researchers have made policy submissions to government entities such as the Australian Senate in response to government calls for policy submissions. The Department has a very active seminar program where staff and high-profile scholars from Australia and overseas as well as PhD students share the results of their research. The Department also hosts an academic Centre, Centre for Personal Finance and Superannuation and research groups - Corporate Governance, Energy, Social Housing, and the Economic Policy Analysis Program.

Disciplines

Accounting

Strong research-focused environment. International recognised academics in corporate governance, auditing, accountability and financial planning. Ranked top 125 in the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Ranking by Subject.

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Business Law

Our expertise is focused on taxation, business, corporations, insolvency, finance, employment, environmental taxes for climate change policy and intellectual property law. Internationally recognised experts with a strong reputation for publishing in A-ranked journals.

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Economics

Specialising in applied economics with a focus on behavioural economics, macroeconomics, CGE modelling and consumption patterns and demand-driven structural change.

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Finance and Financial Planning

Developing world-leading research in institutional asset management, personal finance and alternative investments. Our research is used by governments, peak finance bodies, investment analysts and not-for-profit organisations.

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Research groups

Centre for Personal Finance and Superannuation

The Centre for Personal Finance and Superannuation undertakes innovative and high quality research projects in order to understand consumer investment, spending and general household financial management behaviour.

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Sustainable Energy Policy Cluster

The Sustainable Energy Policy Cluster puts people and organisations at the heart of discovery, program planning and delivery to ensure that voluntary behavioural change is attained.

Corporate Governance and Accountability Cluster

The Corporate Governance and Accountability Cluster puts people and organisations at the heart of discovery, program planning and delivery to ensure that voluntary behavioural change is attained.

Social and Affordable Housing Program

The Social and Affordable Housing Program puts people and organisations at the heart of discovery, program planning and delivery to ensure that voluntary behavioural change is attained.

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ARC Indigenous Project

The ARC Indigenous Project puts people and organisations at the heart of discovery, program planning and delivery to ensure that voluntary behavioural change is attained.

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Higher Degree by Research

Our HDR program includes opportunities for cutting edge research training, financial support, presentations at in-house and external seminars/ conferences and excellent staff-student interactions and collaborations. As a student in our department, you will benefit from a dynamic and vibrant international and interdisciplinary research environment.

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Publications

Financial Planning Research Journal

The FPRJ publishes original, scholarly, peer-reviewed articles from a variety of personal finance and investment disciplines.

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Discussion Paper Series

Work in progress and preliminary research findings by researchers and Department associates.

Accounting and Finance research

Research Collaborations

The Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics collaborates with industry, professional bodies, government and high-profile academics on may research projects and initiatives.

Current research collaborations include; World Bank, Asian Development Bank, United Nations, Australian Research Council, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department of Natural Resources, Mine and the Environment, Australian Taxation Office, Consumer Policy Research Centre.

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Resources

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