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The Economics Degree in Australia: Down but Not Out?

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  • David K. Round
  • Martin P. Shanahan

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Before 1980, strong demand existed in Australia for the economics degree. Since then, competition from programs in business and management has increased. Student preferences have shifted from university and secondary economics. Economics enrollments have declined in both sectors. The authors analyze these trends and assess economic education publications by Australian economists.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal The Journal of Economic Education.

Volume (Year): 41 (2010)
Issue (Month): 4 (September)
Pages: 425-435

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  1. Ross Guest, 2013. "Towards Learning Standards in Economics in Australia," Economic Papers, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 32(1), pages 51-66, 03.
  2. Green, Tom L., 2013. "Teaching (un)sustainability? University sustainability commitments and student experiences of introductory economics," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 94(C), pages 135-142.

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