Established in 2014, the Australian Institute for Business and Economics (AIBE) leverages world-class collaborative research capabilities across The University of Queensland’s Business School, School of Economics and TC Beirne School of Law. The Institute focuses on Australian and global innovations and new horizon research to address current needs and future challenges of businesses.

Working with AIBE is a different and unique experience, and offers you a one-stop shop for your research needs. We are strategically positioned as an intermediary for academic researchers and organisations, and have developed strong partnerships and a real understanding of the needs of governments and businesses. We deliver outcomes that are tailored to your needs, produce results that are rigorous and credible, conduct research that is of world-class standard, and ensure projects are quality controlled, on-budget and suit your timeframe.

Our purpose

Our purpose is to develop engaging relationships between our world-class Business, Economics and Law researchers and industry, government, businesses and the community. We do this by having direct access to more than 200 world-renowned experts who can deliver collaborative applied research or consultancy.

We also pursue opportunities to publicise AIBE-supported research in Australia and internationally, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region.

We are uniquely positioned to bring the best researchers in Business, Economics and Law into teams and collaborate closely with our clients and their needs.

By working with AIBE, you gain access to a university in the world's top 50*

UQ Business School

  • UQ Business School is the first in Australia to gain dual accreditation from AACSB International  and EQUIS - the most prestigious standards a business school can achieve
  • Our MBA program is ranked #2 in Asia Pacific by The Economist, identifying it as a top MBA outside of Europe and North America. 
  • We were classed as well above world standard in all fields of research in the Australian government’s  ERA assessment

School of Economics

  • Ranked #2 economics research institution in Australia according to RePEc (February 2019)
  • We are ranked #3 in the world for research into efficiency and productivity by according to RePEc (February 2019
  • In the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015 National Report, we ranked well above world standard in economic theory and econometrics and above world standard in economics and applied economics

TC Beirne School of Law