Tertiary Catalogue

Economics


The Gini Coefficient

State of Disruption

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

Economics and 'Women's Work'

State of Disruption

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

State of Disruption

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

The Economics of Racial Inequality

State of Disruption

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

Economic Booms and Busts

State of Disruption

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
Factors of Production

Factors of Production

The Economics of Agriculture

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
The Role of Government

The Role of Government

The Economics of Agriculture

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
The Laws of Supply and Demand

The Laws of Supply and Demand

The Economics of Agriculture

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
Agricultural Markets

Agricultural Markets

The Economics of Agriculture

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
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
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
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
The End of Globalisation

The End of Globalisation

Global Issues Series

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.
Economic Systems

Economic Systems

Anthropology: The Four Fields

Economic systems are the means by which a society produces, distributes and consumes resources, and are intimately integrated with the other elements of the culture. In this lesson the economic systems of several societies are examined as...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
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 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