The School of Economics and Public Policy is where you learn how to interpret and understand the world.

It’s a place that will help you develop life-long decision-making skills and strategic reasoning. Our quality teachers come from diverse international backgrounds, and pursue their research interests in many different areas of economics.

Consulting services

Our research centres provide specific consulting services tailored to your needs:

Our centres

Economics is at our core. It is what drives us and our thinking. The School also has the following centres:

Recent news



Obituary: Geoff Harcourt - Scholar, Sportsman and Humanitarian

Geoff Harcourt died at the age of 90 in Sydney on Tuesday December 7th.  Geoff was an inspiring man who made a lasting impression on all those who met him.  As a talented academic economist, he helped to build an excellent Department of Economics at Adelaide University at a time when Universities were much more receptive to free-thinking, eclectic scholars than perhaps they are now. 



SA economic recovery to continue but reopening no guarantee of economic windfall

South Australia’s economic recovery is expected to continue well into the new year. Recent strong growth in business investment, a backlog of construction work, and reopening of borders will support the ongoing recovery. But the economic benefits of reopening will be diminished to the extent that it leads to fresh COVID outbreaks and voluntary social distancing.



Education can mitigate COVID-19 employment shocks

More support for education and training of young people is the key to offsetting the employment shocks of pandemics like COVID-19, according to the University of Adelaide’s SA Centre for Economic Studies (SACES)