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Resuscitating economics in the high schools

Professor John Lodewijks explains the new curriculum for high school economics, which could include natural resource management, sports, health care and housing. Will it be enough to reinvigorate demand?

Why study economics?

Republished from The Australian, by John Lodewijks, University of Western Sydney

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.

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