Economics research programs and groups
Our research is underpinned by strong analytical techniques for contemporary economics research.
- Applied economics
- Behavioural economics
- Economics of environmental performance group
- Environmental economics
- Queensland behavioural economics group (QuBE)
National Centre for Econometric Research (NCER)
We're dedicated to enhancing and disseminating econometric research knowledge among public policymakers, business professionals and the academic community.
Finance research programs
We've developed new understandings of international capital markets in collaboration with leading universities around the world.
Business School research
Our researchers are part of the School of Economics and Finance at the QUT Business School.
Find out more about joining us as a research student or academic:
Evidence of research quality
ERA (Excellence in Research for Australia) 2012 score:
- 3 (at world standard) -
- Economics (FOR 14)
- Applied Economics (FOR 1402)
ERA (Excellence in Research Australia) evaluates the quality of research undertaken in Australian universities against national and international benchmarks.
Our research is published in journals, books and conference proceedings. View publications by type:
We have achieved significant success in obtaining funds for our research.
Between 2010 and 2013 we received over $1.77 million in research funds.
- Professor Benno Torgler
- Professor Uwe Dulleck
- Professor Clevo Wilson
- Professor Michael Kidd
- Dr Louisa Coglan
- Adjunct Professor Sean Pascoe
- Dr Vincent Hoang
- Dr Mark McGovern
- Associate Professor Tommy Tang
- Dr Radhika Lahiri
- Dr Dipanwita Sarkar
- Dr Jayanta Sarkar
- Dr Lionel Page
- Dr Boon Lee
This is just a sample of our research activity in this area.
- Building Economic Capacity to Improve the Management of Australian Marine Resources
- Change detection in causal relationships and measurement of systemic risk
- Heart rate variability biofeedback coaching in reducing workplace stress: laboratory and field investigations
- Honesty and efficiency in the provision of expert services: doctors and other experts as participants in economic experiments
- Novel econometric techniques for dealing with point processes in high frequency financial data with applications to financial risk management
- Should rational individuals be optimistic? Theory, survey evidence, experimental evidence and policy implications
- The behavioural birthdate effect: the impact of relative position within cohorts on risk aversion, self-confidence and aspiration levels
- The role of moral sentiments and emotions in human nature: an interdisciplinary empirical approach
- Using Heart Rate Variability Measurements to Identify the Effects Of Stress On Decision Making
Potential topics for new research students, and topics our students are currently studying.
- Applying behavioural economics at the Brisbane Airport
- ASPEN model of a bio-energy facility
- Banks' Trading Activities and Information Risk
- Behavioural economic insights into time perception
- Macro congestion causation analysis
- Macroeconomic implications of household choices of fertility, education and health
- Measuring university research performance: incorporating both quality and quantity attributes
- Small business prosperity and wellbeing: an alternative measure for success among small business owners
- The impact of gender in the classroom: real or imagined?
- The importance of demographic and technological evolution in economic growth and development
- What determines the value perceptions of customers?
The National Centre for Econometric Research (NCER) is part of a tripartite collaboration with:
- Princeton University (Bendheim Center for Finance Research) and
- Singapore Management University (Centre for Financial Research).
Other significant links include:
- Centre for Research in Economics Management and the Arts (CREMA), Switzerland
- University of Innsbruck
- University Linz
- University of Victoria B.C.
- University of Oviedo
- California State Long Beach
- Bank of England
- Warwick University
- Free University Berlin
- University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) Beijing
- Southeast University Nanjing
- University of Beijing (Shenzhen)
- Universitaet Duesseldorf
- Vienna University of Economics and Business
- University of Oxford
- New York University
- Yale University
- London Business School
- Simon Fraser University (Canada).
Significant corporate partnerships
- Autonom Talent GmBH, Austria
- Redlands Shire Council
- Bank of Queensland
- Origin Energy
- Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC)
- Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA)
- U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
- QIC Dynamic Investment Solutions
- QUT Institute for Future Environments (IFE)
- QUT Science and Engineering Faculty
Our research delivers solutions to significant problems and creates new understandings that impact on the real world. These are just some examples of the difference our research makes.
Valuing the environment
Our insights into environmental valuation and commercial tourism have informed governments and environmental protection agencies at both state and federal levels.
The psychology of tax
We collected physiological data providing evidence that guilt plays a role in motivating people to pay their taxes.
'QUT's cutting-edge analysis of tax morale and its linkages to regulatory compliance has proven foundational to the policy recommendations to our clients in the newest member countries of the European Union.' Truman G. Packard, Lead Economist, Human Development Economics, World Bank
Forecasting financial instability
We're developing novel statistical methods to forecast the onset of instability in asset prices. Understanding what leads to instability helps us predict the outcome of high volatility events.
The emotional cost of financial decisions
We measured the heart rates of people making financial decisions and found that people making generous offers were less stressed than those making low offers. The results indicate there is an emotional cost to treating someone unfairly.