Tertiary Catalogue

Series: Economics


Agricultural Markets

Agricultural Markets

As in all international markets, the price of agricultural goods is determined by their supply and demand. Spotlighting wool and beef markets, this video discusses domestic and international markets, value adding and economic disruption and...Show More
Economic Booms and Busts

Economic Booms and Busts

Economic booms and busts have widespread global consequences. Clearly defining and exploring concepts including real and nominal GDP, inflation, unemployment, recession and consumer confidence, this video looks at the factors that influence the...Show More
Economic Growth

Economic Growth

Economic growth is most commonly measured by annual percentage change in GDP. This video helps students understand how GDP is calculated, including alternative measures such as GPI, and highlights the importance of ensuring that economic growth...Show More
Economics and 'Women's Work'

Economics and 'Women's Work'

With its origins tracing back to the Industrial Revolution, this video takes viewers through a timeline of the economic gender gap in relation to the workforce and income parity. While marked improvements have occurred over the last 250 years for...Show More
Economics and Climate Change

Economics and Climate Change

A healthy and growing economy, though socially and politically beneficial, has detrimental trade-offs environmentally. Unpredicted by economists of the last century, the drive of governments to increase GDP without consideration of the planet or...Show More
Economics and Employment

Economics and Employment

A high rate of employment, or a low rate of unemployment, is a key component of a healthy and growing economy. This video discusses the definition of an employed person, different types of unemployment and underemployment, and how unemployment...Show More
Equity of Income Distribution

Equity of Income Distribution

Equity of income distribution means that everyone has enough income to provide for their basic needs. This video provides an overview of how equity can be measured using a Lorenz diagram and Gini coefficients, and discusses ways in which...Show More
External Stability

External Stability

For a country to be externally stable, its economy must be able to meet its international financial obligations. This video defines key ideas in macroeconomics including current account surplus, current account deficit, balance of payments,...Show More
Factors of Production

Factors of Production

For an agricultural business to be financially viable, expenditure on land, labour and capital is key. This video looks at the approaches taken by a wool farm and a beef farm towards these three factors of production. Featuring insight from...Show More
Fruit Shop Economics

Fruit Shop Economics

Using Castlemaine Fruit Supply as a case study, this fast-paced programme examines basic economic concepts in a way that students will easily understand and relate to. The concepts of markets, demand, production, supply, competition and the role...Show More
Inflation

Inflation

Inflation is a rise in the general level of prices of goods and services over time. This video explains how inflation rates are calculated, explores the factors that lead to variation in inflation rate and describes the impact that high and low...Show More
Macroeconomic Activity

Macroeconomic Activity

Macroeconomic activity is the actions that generate the production of goods and services, employment and incomes on a large scale. This video explains the two major influences on the business cycle, aggregate demand and aggregate supply, and how...Show More
Macroeconomics

Macroeconomics

Hardly a day goes by when we do not hear or read issues in the news of ‘consumer spending down’, the ‘Australian dollar rising’, and ‘business sentiment at a five-year low’. We also often hear a politician or editorial writer...Show More
Microeconomics: Understanding the Market System

Microeconomics: Understanding the Market System

A fundamental proposition in economics is that people have unlimited wants, but there are limited resources, which leads to the problem of scarcity. Hence the central question in economics is how best to allocate limited resources to produce...Show More
The Credit Crunch

The Credit Crunch

This film was made during the early part of 2009 when the world faced a credit crunch and economic times not seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Narrator-led and featuring many street interview grabs, together with comments from an...Show More
The Economics of Racial Inequality

The Economics of Racial Inequality

Racial inequality refers not only to how citizens are treated within society, but also the access they have to wealth and income. And, while racial inequalities in economics have already come some way, the recent and ongoing Black Lives Matter...Show More
The End of Globalisation

The End of Globalisation

In this balanced programme we explore exactly what globalisation is - in theory and practice, we meet the people suffering and those benefiting from it and look into the future to see what lies ahead.
The Gini Coefficient

The Gini Coefficient

Essential viewing for students of Economics, this concise video explains how the Gini coefficient and Lorenz curve are used to calculate the degree of income or wealth inequality within a nation or any other set of people. Using a clear animated...Show More
The Global Economy: Globalisation

The Global Economy: Globalisation

Using various case studies, this programme investigates: · The nature of globalisation and the global economy - Case study: How globalisation affects the daily decisions of a farmer · Trade and financial flows · Free trade and protection ·...Show More
The Laws of Supply and Demand

The Laws of Supply and Demand

The laws of supply and demand can be manipulated to the benefit or detriment of a business, including in agricultural contexts. This video explores the laws of demand and supply and the scarcity principle in relation to wool and beef. Featuring...Show More
The Operation of an Economy

The Operation of an Economy

There are many different economic systems throughout the world, but they all have to address the same basic questions. We investigate these questions, and use the production of bread to show how resources are combined to create goods and...Show More
The Role of Government

The Role of Government

Government’s role in agriculture aims to ensure that there are consistent standards of safety, ethical practice, and financial stability across the sector. This video spotlights the impact of levies, tariffs, taxation and other legislation on...Show More