Who we are



The Melbourne Institute is Australia's leading and longest standing research institute in the field of economics, undertaking cutting-edge research into key issues relevant to contemporary economic and social policy.

Our Vision

The Melbourne Institute will enhance the wellbeing of Australians by:

The Melbourne Institute also aspires to be internationally renowned for its expertise and contributions to knowledge in selected key research areas that are of widespread international relevance.


In pursuing this vision, the Melbourne Institute's mission is:

Principles and Values

We aspire to the highest academic and ethical standards in all of our work; and we protect confidential information.

We build relationships based on trust and mutual respect.

We value our staff and seek to create a workplace that is stimulating, collaborative and free of harassment or discrimination of any kind.

We are politically non-aligned, impartial and independent.


Listen to the Vice Chancellor discuss the Melbourne Institute's legacy