About us

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The Arndt-Corden Department of Economics (ACDE) works on key problems in economics, with emphasis on Australia, the Asia-Pacific, and global challenges. The Department is in the Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

ACDE’s mission is to carry out economics research at the frontier of knowledge and educate the next generation of researchers and decision makers.

ACDE has research interests in development economics, macroeconomics and finance, international trade, environmental and resource economics, agricultural economics, labour economics, tax and transfer policies, poverty reduction, institutional economics, and other topics.

ACDE teaches into two Master degree programs offered by the Crawford School of Public Policy: the Master of International and Development Economics and the Master of Environmental and Resource Economics.

ACDE is headed by Professor Ligang Song, with Associate Professor Paul Burke as deputy head.

Professor Sir John Crawford was the first head of department. He was followed by Professor H.W. Arndt and Professor W. Max Corden, two of Australia’s most outstanding economists, after which ACDE is named.

Brief history of the ACDE

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