The Discipline of Economics

The disciple of Economics offers programmes in 3 areas; Economics, Official Statistics and Population Studies and Demography.

The academic staff in this discipline are well renowned for good teaching and learning practices as well as research on Pacific Island countries and developing economies around the world. We have a strong research profile in areas of poverty, labor market, finance and banking, migration, economics of governance, migration, and population studies.

We take a leading 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.

This 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 we offer 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 graduate students in highly competitive regional and international career openings in public and private sectors. A degree in Economics is a flexible qualification, which can open the door to a great variety of exciting and well-paying careers. The Economics discipline 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, USA and New Zealand.

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