The Department of Economics at Deakin University ranks in the top three in Victoria, the top 10 in Australia and among the top five per cent in the world (RePec). With 34 staff members, our research strengths include political economy, international trade, economic development, econometrics and economic theory. Our research findings are regularly published across leading quality scholarly journals and members of our department have distinguished international reputations. In addition, some of our research has policy impact both nationally and internationally. We provide both undergraduate and postgraduate training in economics including a Doctoral program.
The Swinburne Centre for Transformative Innovation, includes 5 research economists and 5 data scientists, and is part of the Faculty of Business and Law. Our research focusses the empirical analysis of the economics of innovation, productivity, science and the transmission of knowledge. The hallmark of our research is use and analysis of large firm, intellectual property and science databases. We are multi-disciplinary, politically non-aligned, impartial and independent and have an active PhD program.
The Centre aligns with Swinburne’s vision of being Australia’s leading university in science, innovation and technology. We have strong links with other innovation-related groups within the University, so developing cross-disciplinary research collaborations.
Our researchers have a strong record of publications in leading economics, public policy and social science journals, including: The Review of Economics and Statistics, The American Economic Review, RAND Journal of Economics, European Economic Review, Economics Letters, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, PLoS ONE, Regional Studies, National Tax Journal, British Journal of Sociology, Organization Science, American Journal of Public Health, Oxford Economic Papers, Journal of Economic Surveys, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Journal of Mathematical Psychology, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Health Economic, and Energy Economics