The School of Economics was excited to launch their new Bachelor of Economics (Advanced) on Tuesday 14 October at the University and was privileged to have Dr Andrew Leigh MP join us for the event.
Dr Leigh, who is the Shadow Assistant Treasurer and holds a PHD in Economics, gave an address titled ‘Equal to our core: making the case for egalitarianism as Australia’s national value’ to guests. His speech addressed a number of findings from his own research, which could be appreciated by all in attendance regardless of their level of economics knowledge. A transcript of the full address can be found here.
This was followed by the official launch of the program. The Bachelor of Economics (Advanced) is a new program designed for high-achieving students who are seeking a uniquely structured, specialised Economics degree with a strong emphasis on research and advanced economic analysis skills.
It was fantastic to see so many staff, current and prospective students and stakeholders in attendance on the night to launch a program we hope will nurture high-achieving students and produce future leaders.
You can view a video recording of the launch here.
Associate Professor Mandar Oak, Head, School of Economics, Associate Professor Ralph Bayer, Deputy Head, School of Economics, Dr Andrew Leigh MP, Professor Christopher Findlay, Executive Dean, Faculty of the Professions and Professor Richard Promfret, School of Economics.
Dr Andrew Leigh MP speaking to attendees