Australian Institute of Business and Economics (AIBE) is a research centre based at UQ that creates change through business, economics and law research. 

Established in 2014, AIBE seeks to establish UQ’s Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (BEL) as the leading institute and intellectual hub of business, economics and law research in Australia. 

We create change by:

  • Facilitating research that has direct business relevance and application
  • Initiating informed debate on timely public policy issues
  • Creating opportunities for collaboration across disciplines
  • Bringing together leading minds to work together and exchange ideas
  • Supporting academics with research assistance and project management
  • Enhancing the student experience with international opportunities

We have direct access to more than 200 world-renowned experts who can deliver research as a collaborative or consultancy project. 

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Our Research

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June 2016 Progress Report


Our History

The creation of AIBE was largely made possible by the generous donation of alumnus Matt McLennan, a successful fund manager with First Eagle Fund Management and a UQ alumnus. Mr McLennan graduated from UQ in 1991. He is now the head of the Global Value Team at First Eagle Funds, which is responsible for approximately $80 billion under management.