The Economics faculty members are actively involved in research in many fields of theoretical and applied economics. These include the Economies of China and East Asia; Singapore and ASEAN Economies; Financial Economics; Population; Labour Economics; Industrial Relations; Public Sector Economics; Health and the Ageing Population; Game Theory; Urban Economics; Environmental Economics; and many other areas of Economics.
Our Economics faculty also regularly publish in major internationally refereed journals, including the American Economic Review; American Journal of Economics and Sociology; China Economic Review; Economic Journal; Economic Letters; Economic Modelling; Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation; Journal of Actuarial Practice; Economics of Education Review; Environment and Planning; InternationaL Economic Review; International Economic Journal; International Journal of Forecasting; Journal of Econometrics; Journal of Economic Theory; Journal of Development Economics; Journal of Development Studies; Journal of Comparative Economic Studies; Journal of Comparative Economics; Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization; Land Economics; Open Economies Review; International Review of Law and Economics; Applied Economics; Journal of Public Economics; Review of Economics & Statistics; Journal of Legal Studies; Economica; Journal of Human Capital; Journal of International Trade and Economic Development; and World Development.​
Our faculties are also actively involved in is the Economic Growth Centre (EGC), founded by Professor LIM Chong Yah and the Programme in 2004 and launched in 2005. Over the last ten years, the Centre contributed 1) in offering platform for academic exchange by hosting distinguished researchers, postgrad fellows, and visiting scholars in our seminars, conferences, workshops, and visiting scholar programmes, and by establishing Research Centres Networking Group that consists of eight research centres in four countries, where it allowed  faculty and research fellows across the network to have the opportunity to work with the visiting researcher to expose them to new research ideas and methodologies, and 2) in disseminating research findings on the process and factors of economic development and the performance forecast of East Asian countries through our working paper series, seminars, conferences, and workshops.