Economics at USC

Economics Students Attend Holiday Briefing

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Several enthusiastic students, who had enrolled in Year 12 Economics for this year, recently gave up time in their holidays to attend the South Australian Centre for Economic Studies (SACES) Economics Briefing, presented biannually to government and corporate members.

Renee found the presentation ‘interesting and informative’, while Arash considered that the event ‘provided a unique insight into South Australia’s economy’. Josh was pleased that his ‘prior knowledge of Economics’ allowed him to feel at ease with the subject matter.

The briefing will provide an excellent lead-in to Year 12 Economics for these students, and we thank SACES for their continued support of our Economics students through these insightful glimpses into the state of the economic world.



Economics at the State Library

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The new Year 11 Economics class recently spent time in the State Library researching changes in economic wants over time, by perusing microfilmed newspapers going back to the 1890’s.

Anushri commented that ‘it was interesting to see differences which had occurred, for instance by noting advertisements for ostrich feathers, cigars and tooth powder over 100 years ago!’

Others rated the experience as being both fun and informative. One student commented that as a result of the learning process regarding use of the microfilms, she had acquired more sympathy with the difficulty elderly people sometimes have with new technology!

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We thank the staff who assisted us in the State Library, particularly Maureen Driver, who organised our visit.

Di Averis
Economics Teacher


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