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Political Economy


Political Economy at the University of Sydney is taught by the largest grouping of political economists at any Australian university. It is recognised as a leading centre of economic analysis and research.


Dr Martijn Konings, Associate Professor Jennifer Barrett, Professor Dick Bryan, Dr Gareth Bryant, Dr Damien Cahill, Associate Professor Lynne Chester, Dr Bill Dunn, Professor Sujatha Fernandes, Dr Elizabeth Hill, Dr Stuart Rosewarne, Dr Susan Schroeder, Professor Frank Stilwell.

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Department of Political Economy, School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS)

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Political Economy asserts that economic processes do not take place in isolation from social and political processes.  Political economy studies the dynamics of globalisation and the implications for national economic policy; the concentration of economic activity, wealth and opportunities; the trade-offs between health, education and equity; the free market arguments; environmental sustainability; the decline and development of regional economies; and debates over development and economic rights. Political Economy publishes the highly regarded Journal of Australian Political Economy and attracts significant research funding from ARC and other sources.  Research and publication is concentrated on non-neoclassical economic theory, Australian economic and social policy, international trade and development, the nature of work, urbanisation and regional development, and global integration.

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The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is 478