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Week 3, Term Three, 2019

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Earlier this term 50 Year 11 QCE and IB Economics students attended the University of Queensland (UQ) Economics Student Experience Day. The day provided students with the opportunity to hear from leading academics, experience university life and prepare for upcoming assessments.

Attendants at UQ's Economics Student Experience Day were fortunate to:

• Hear from leading academic economists including Professor Daniel Zizzo, Dr Kenan Kalayci and Dr Jorge Pinto about the latest trends and patterns in economic decision making; • Experience the life of a university student on the UQ St Lucia campus, which included attending a series of lectures with over 500 other students from across Queensland; and • Update their economic understanding to help students prepare for their assessment in Year 12 next year.

The highlight of the day was the presentation by Dr Kalayci, who spoke about the games and experiments economists use to predict the outcome of government, business and consumer decisions.

Thanks must go to Mr Dane Oman for organising the trip and to Mr Royce Smith for his assistance on the day itself. The day is supported by the Queensland Economics Teachers’ Association and helps prepare students for life after high school.

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