Useful Economics website links

Newspaper article - "The case for economics" by Professor John Lodewijks

Professor John Lodewijks wrote an article for The Australian on 8 July 2013 titled "The case for economics".
In his introduction, Professor Lodewijks, writes: 

"Why does a case for economics need to be made in the first place? Surely economics is the foundation discipline for studies in business, finance, accounting and related fields. Acknowledged as the queen of the social sciences, the scientific community recognises the value of the discipline with the award of Nobel Prizes."

>> Access the full article

Bullseye Economics Poster

This poster shows occupations related to the learning area of Economics.

>> View Bullseye Economics Poster

UBS HSC Economics Website

The UBS HSC Economics Website is designed to supplement classroom learning of the final year NSW Economics curriculum.
The site provides regular and timely interactive web-based videos (webcasts), economics in depth analysis (economics notes) and other current economic and market data and tools to aid you in your studies. In addition, the site delivers useful tips on how to study, understand and use economic data.

>> Access the UBS HSC Economics Website

Australian Government – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade “Trade Talk” e-newsletter

Trade Talk is a free  e-newsletter published by the Australian Government – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. It brings you the latest trade news from Australia and overseas.

>> Subscribe to Trade Talk and access past issues

The Sydney Morning Herald profile on Economist - Besa Deda

Besa Deda says: ''It's the dream job. I like the variety in economics; markets are always changing. I can't imagine doing anything else.''

>> Read the profile on Besa Deda

Women in Economics Network

The Women in Economics Network (WEN) is linked to the Economic Society of Australia. It has been formed to promote and support the careers of female economists in Australia.

The objectives for the Women in Economics Network are to:

  • professionally connect and support the career development of women in economics
  • increase the representation of women at all levels of the economics profession
  • promote public contributions by female economists.

>> More information about the Women in Economics Network

Teaching Economics for Fearless Girls

EBE NSW Director, Wendy Mockler Giles was 2017 recipient of the NSW Premiers' Reserve Bank of Australia Scholarship for Economics. 

>> More information is available in the newspaper article, "Teacher's push for more women in economics" (Merimbula News, 1 August 2017).

Wendy's research questions:

  • What frames good economics pedagogy?
  • How can economics teachers develop Assessment for Learning (AfL) that engages, informs and enhances the learning process for female students in senior economics?
  • How can organisations and government institutions support economics teachers’ knowledge and training?
  • What models of advocacy for women in economics are working?

>> View Wendy Mockler's website ("Teaching Economics for Fearless Girls"), based on the scholarship, here:

Ross Gittins 

Ross Gittins is the Economics Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald and has presented at EBE NSW conferences. 

>> View personal website here

2017 HSC First in Course — Rebecca Rosenberg (Economics)

Congratulations to 2017 HSC Economics student Rebecca Rosenberg - First in Course - 2017 HSC Economics.

>> Rebecca Rosenberg talks about coming First in Course in Economics

Academic and Professional Speakers in Schools

Academics and professionals from Western Sydney University are available to speak in schools or to school groups free of charge. Many are leaders in their fields. This program gives teachers opportunities to extend and enhance their students' learning and educational aspirations, whilst increasing their own knowledge.

Check out the register for information on each speaker's area of expertise, sample topics, suggested audiences and estimated presentation times.

>> More information

>> To book a speaker download this form or book online

If you have any questions about the program, please email schoolsengagement@westernsydney.edu.au. Do NOT contact the speakers directly. This helps Western Sydney University  effectively organise and track use of the register.