Almost 500 senior high school students and their teachers flocked to The University of Queensland St Lucia campus yesterday to attend the annual QETA UQ Economics Schools Day.
QETA (Queensland Economics Teachers’ Association) and the UQ School of Economics coordinate the event each year to give secondary students the opportunity to experience life on campus as an Economics student.
The eager students and their teachers, several of whom travelled from across Queensland to be there, were treated to engaging and informative presentations by six of the School’s talented lecturers.
Presentation topics ranged from the economics of outer space to the carbon tax. The presenters highlighted the wide array of specialisations in the economics field, using current economic data and information relevant to the students’ curriculum and assessment.
Students were also reminded of the many academic and career opportunities they will have access to if they choose to study Economics at UQ.
View the presentation slides below
- Associate Professor Richard Brown – Cost benefit analysis
- Dr Bryan Morgan – Economic productivity and growth: Why do they matter?
- Dr Ian MacKenzie – The economics of outer space
- Professor Paul Frijters – What makes others happy?
- Dr Frédérique Bracoud – What’s the fuss about the cash rate?
- Associate Professor John Asafu-Adjaye – Addressing Australia’s increasing contribution to world carbon emissions: can a carbon tax help and what will be the impacts?
View the program here
The School of Economics would like to thank QETA for their assistance in making this event a success. We also thank our presenters and all visiting students and staff for their enthusiastic participation on the day.