May 13, 2020

If you didn’t get up early for the webinar Joseph Stiglitz on the economics of COVID-19 then you can access the full 60 mins on the Australia Institute website – just scroll down through the previous episodes to find it – its worth the search to see and hear the repute...

May 12, 2020

Get the latest updates on the economic impact of COVID-19 from Illion (a leading credit bureau).

Their 'real time tracker' provides interesting data about consumer spending behaviour. After examining the data, good discussion can be had with Year 11 and 12 students, aro...

April 23, 2020

I listened to a great webinar yesterday which was organised by the Economic Society of Australia. Some of Australia's leading economics commentators discussed whether the government response to COVID-19 is 'too little, too big or just right'.

Shane Wright led a great di...

April 16, 2020

In recent years avocados have been a widely used example when teaching how markets respond to increasing demand:

  • initially more competition drives prices higher

  • the supply increases as resources are re-allocated and growers produce more (perhaps existing grower...

April 9, 2020

An article that I read yesterday, is a great example of leveraging off things that are current in ‘teenager space’ to teach Economics ideas. It deals with work practices in the cocoa trade by starting with chocolate Easter eggs - something most kids are interested in a...

March 26, 2020

Empty shelves in Australia’s supermarkets and pharmacies have resulted from people ‘panic buying’. It started with toilet paper and then spread to many other products. ‘It’s like three Christmases in a row’.

Nightlife on ABC Radio dealt with the supply problems in their...

March 26, 2020

Have a listen to Coronavirus part three: the economics of a shutdown.

Economist, Richard Denniss gives his opinion on the economic impacts of the pandemic and possible strategies to assist the economy.

You can get the podcast from the 7am website or via Spotify

March 21, 2020

Even in 2011 QE was a thing. Click here to view Clarke and Dawe giving a very funny explanation.

The RBA provides the technical explanation of unconventional monetary policy.

March 20, 2020

There is a range of opinion on the what the economic effects of COVID-19 will be. One thing that I know is that it is a great way to engage students in the world of economics.

For your own professional learning here are some articles that I have found interesting:


March 10, 2020

The Money did a fantastic program recently on the ‘Cost of living’. If you missed it, click here to grab the podcast.

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