Our Research

The School is host to a number of top researchers and specialist research groups within and across the fields of Economics, Finance and Marketing.

We produce research outputs in both professional literature and the popular press reflecting our strong real-world focus in applied research. Research interests are focused on both the domestic and international markets and we have a large body of research students from both Australia and overseas.

Research focuses include  behavioural business, consumer culture, sports marketing, social marketing, corporate finance and governance, digital finance, empirical economics, public choice, and applied econometrics.

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Economics

The Economics Discipline at RMIT has a strong commitment to producing high-quality research which has influence in the academic community, as well as is of practical relevance to industry

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Finance

The Finance Discipline at RMIT delivers high quality research through successful grants, quality publications and through support of various databases available to our staff and PHD students.

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Marketing

The Marketing Discipline at RMIT has a strong focus on researching consumer culture, branding, product design, sports marketing, tourism, organisational design and social marketing.

Our Research Programs

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Broad research specialisations covering economics and finance include microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, finance, capital markets and financial institutions, financial instruments, international finance, risk management, international monetary economics and industrial economics.

Master by Research

PhD (Economics, Finance & Marketing)

Research Groups

The School of Economics, Finance and Marketing supports a number of research groups that engage academics across a range of areas.

Behavioural Business Lab

We are a multi-disciplinary team studying business decision-making using psychological approaches.

Blockchain Innovation Hub

We are an interdisciplinary team working on cryptoeconomics, business strategy and adaptation to blockchain technologies, mapping the blockchain economy, and identifying public policy challenges.

Consumer Culture Insights Group

We conduct insightful and impactful consumer research to create solutions and develop frameworks that guide theory, policy and marketing campaigns. How can we help you?

Consumer Wellbeing Research Group

The Consumer Wellbeing Research Group is a multi-disciplinary group researching consumption behaviours and issues that facilitate or threaten consumer health, wellbeing and quality of life.

Centre for International Development

The Centre for International Development aims to be a global leader in international development research.

Financial Markets and Sustainability Group

Website under development. Any queries please contact Professor Jonathan Batten.

Societal Economics Research Group

Website under development. Any queries please contact Professor Lisa Farrell.

Contact

Visit us

Address: Building 80, 445 Swanston Street, Melbourne,  VIC-3000
Location: Melbourne City campus , Building 80
Hours:
 Monday - Friday 9:00 - 17:00

Postal address

School of Economics, Finance and Marketing
GPO Box 2476
Melbourne 3001, Victoria, Australia

RMIT Connect

Information for current College of Business and Law students.

Address: Building 80, Level 7, 445 Swanston Street, Melbourne,  VIC, 3000
Phone: +61 3 9925 5000
Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm,  Friday: 10am - 5pm

People

Key contacts at the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing.

Meet our people

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.