The disciple of Economics offers academic programmes in three distinct areas; Economics, Official Statistics and Population Studies and Demography.
The academic staff are renowned for good teaching and learning practices as well as for research on issues related to Pacific Island Countries and developing economies around the world. The discipline’s research profile is in areas of poverty, financial economics, economic growth, governance, trade, macroeconomic policy.
The discipline takes a lead role in contributing towards critical issues impacting the region through national economy updates, research and consultancy, public policy dialogues, and public policy workshops for public and private sector. It fosters an excellent student interactive learning environment and offers courses in the ‘Face to Face’ and ‘Online’ modes. There are many exciting new initiatives and opportunities that the it offers to the students – membership to Economics Student Society; alternative modes of course offerings; opportunity to complete a its key programmes program through the online mode of study, selected attachment with stakeholders and industry partners. Our students also get opportunity to participate in economy updates and public policy debates.
The Discipline fosters a high powered faculty – student interactive learning environment and offers courses in the ‘Face to Face’ and ‘Online’ modes. There are many exciting new initiatives and opportunities that the Discipline offers to the students – membership to Economics Student Society; blended mode of course offerings in Official Statistics program; opportunity to complete a major portion of the degree program in economics major via the online mode of study. Our students also get opportunity to participate in economy updates and public policy debates.
We have an excellent record of placing our graduates in highly competitive regional and international career openings in public and private sectors. A degree in Economics and OS is a flexible qualification, which can open the door to a great variety of exciting and well-paying careers. Our alumni can be found all around the Pacific in various government departments/agencies, central banks, commercial and development banks, and in regional and international organizations such as Pacific Island Forum, United Nations agencies, World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
Some of our undergraduates have also proceeded to pursue higher degree studies, both Masters and Doctoral, in USP as well as at universities in Australia, UK, USA and New Zealand.