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Why Does Economics Matter?

March 14, 2012 Leave a comment

  “Why should we study economics?”    …    “Why does it matter?”   …


If you want to win a race, you have to get to the start line. Likewise, if you want to know why economics matters—and why good economics matters most—you have to start at the very beginning.


This week we discuss the very foundations of economics: and you’re guaranteed to come away with some surprises!


When: Thursday, 15 March 

Where: Case Room 223, Level 2, Business School Building

Time: 6pm


Look forward to seeing you there.



PS: Everyone attending tomorrow goes in the draw to win a copy of ‘Economics for Real People’, by Gene Callahan. Don’t miss out!

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Welcome Back to Uni for 2012 – Details of First Meeting

Hi there,

Thanks for stopping by our “Economics for Real People” table at theBusinessSchool’s orientation week.

First, the important news:

In this week’s seminar we will provide a framework for viewing economics and briefly look at the range of schools of economic thought. Then we will look at a simple economic idea (a small story in fact) that was formulated over 100 years ago, but today is almost forgotten.  This simple story may very well change the way you view economics. It certainly has done for many who have heard it.

One lucky person will win a copy of the timeless book “Economics in One Lesson” along with $50 in cash. So come along and you could be the winner.

Date: Thursday, 8th March
Time: 6pm
Where: Case Room 2, Level O, Business School

What we are all about:

For many of you this is your first year at university. For others, it is your second or even third year. But what is important is that each year at university you continue on this fascinating intellectual journey where you learn about ideas and more importantly learn to challenge those ideas with honesty and intellectual rigour. That was why we, as students, established this group. We hope that what you learn here will play an important part in your intellectual journey and guide you in whatever field you choose to work. And we’ll do that in a fun and interesting way.

On the internet:

Visit us on Facebook to keep up-to-date with our programme for the year:

We also have a blog:


So visit us on Facebook (search for ‘Auckland Economics Group’), and come along and to our first meeting this Thursday night (where you can go into the draw to win a classic book and $50 in cash).

See you there,

The University of Auckland Economics Group

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