Business School



We have established a solid reputation for economic research across a range of areas, including:

  • econometrics
  • behavioural economics
  • environmental economics
  • applied economics.

Our emphasis on applied econometrics ensures that our research outputs are underpinned by the strong analytical techniques that are essential for contemporary economics research.

Research programs and groups

National Centre for Econometric Research (NCER)

The National Centre for Econometric Research (NCER) is aligned with economic research in the QUT Business School, and is dedicated to enhancing, undertaking and disseminating knowledge about econometric research methods among public policymakers, business professionals and the academic community.


  • Heart rate monitors
  • Pending ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) scheme application for physiological measurement tools in a laboratory setting, such as heart rate, EEG, skin temperature, hormonal variations, genetic analysis
  • Experimental laboratory for behavioural research



This is just a sample of our research activity in this area.

Student topics

Potential topics for new research students, and topics our students are currently studying.


International linkages

  • 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

Significant corporate partnerships

  • Autonom Talent GmBH, Austria
  • Redlands Shire Council

Cross-disciplinary engagement

  • QUT Institute for Future Environments (IFE)
  • Cambia
  • QUT Science and Engineering Faculty


Evidence of impact

Our research delivers solutions to significant problems, including:

  • environmental and fisheries issues
  • tax compliance
  • economic growth.

Two high-potential research groups developed to build on existing strengths:

Professors have been invited to:

  • address the 45th General Assembly of the InterAmerican Center of Tax Administration, a high-level conference on the design of taxation systems in Latin America (Benno Torgler)
  • attend the Australian Research and Policy conference on certification and accreditation in the nonprofit sector organised by the Centre of Social Impact (Uwe Dulleck)
  • serve as Bundesbank (German Central Bank) Professor in Berlin for two months in 2012 (Uwe Dulleck).

International media coverage of research over the last five years includes:

  • BBC
  • Time
  • New York Times
  • Los Angeles Times
  • ScienceNews
  • Scientific American
  • Washington Post
  • Der Spiegel
  • Le Temps
  • Neue Zuercher Zeitung
  • The Economist
  • Frankfurter Allgemeine
  • Handelsblatt.

Research degree enquiries

QUT Business School research office

National Centre for Econometric Research