The Research School of Economics is one of Australia's premier research institutions and provides an outstanding environment for economic research.
The 2015 and 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) awarded the College a score of 5 for Economic Theory. This is the maximum rank achievable and is given to areas performing 'well above world standard'.
The Centre for Economic History in the ANU Research School of Economics has been established to foster scholarship through a variety of linkage projects and events. It provides a forum for quality research and discussion of economic history among academics and an interface with the wider world.
The Centre for Economic Policy (CEPR) began in the Research School of Social Sciences at ANU in 1980, at the initiative of the late Professor Fred Gruen. It was founded on account of a major gap in Australian universities between research and economic policy debate. CEPR was the first institution in Australia to seek to bridge this gap, and continues to inform sound research-led policy.
The Rural-Urban Migration in China and Indonesia project was established to investigate the impacts of internal migration within China and Indonesia.