About the Department of Economics
Globally Competitive and Locally Relevant
The Department of Economics at the University of Pretoria is committed to the University's vision of being globally competitive and locally relevant. Our courses and programmes are benchmarked against the best international practices to enable our students to 'work and play anywhere in the world'.
Academic Leadership in Research
Our faculty includes recognized research leaders. These research leaders publish widely in areas related to monetary and fiscal policy, economic growth and development, international trade, health policy, financial markets and economic forecasting. Occasionally, we leverage that research expertise to undertake policy-specific research projects for various local and national governments, local and international businesses, as well as local, national and international institutions.
Academic Leadership in Teaching
The University of Pretoria provides education opportunities to tens of thousands of students every year. The Department of Economics, as part of a large residential university, faces many constraints related to teaching. However, the Department of Economics is committed to providing its students the opportunity to develop into the workforce of tomorrow. We provide excellent tutorial options for students struggling in their classes, and we continually monitor student progress to identify students in need of additional tutorial help. More recently, we have embarked on an international search for innovative, often technical, options that will allow our students more individualized access to their lecturers and professors.