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Why Aren't They Taking Economics? Attitudes of First Year Students - University of Wollongong : Case Study

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  • Hodgkinson, A.
  • Perera, N.

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This paper presents the results of a survey of first year economics students at the University of Wollongong undertaken in 1995. The survey aimed to gauge student attitutdes towards economics as a discipline relative to other subjects taken within the Commerce degree. It was conducted in an attempt to identify causes for declining enrolments in economics in the 1990s, a phenomenon which has been identified recently inAustralian Universities as well as in the USA in the 1980s.

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  • Hodgkinson, A. & Perera, N., 1996. "Why Aren't They Taking Economics? Attitudes of First Year Students - University of Wollongong : Case Study," Economics Working Papers wp96-13, School of Economics, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia.
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    1. Cheah, L.L. & Stokes, A.R. & Wilson, E.J., 1999. "WinEcon Fiscal Pathways: A Computer Based Learning Module for the Subject Macroeconomic Theory and Policy," Economics Working Papers WP99-14, School of Economics, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia.
    2. Nilss Olekalns, 2002. "The Teaching of First Year Economics in Australian Universities," Department of Economics - Working Papers Series 848, The University of Melbourne.

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    EDUCATION; AUSTRALIA;

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    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education

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