Economics

Videos/video slideshows developed with the support of members from the Economics Society of Australia: Young Economists Queensland

FSC - An Introduction

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For most students, the Financial Services Council (FSC) is an unfamiliar organisation, yet its members employ over 400,000 Australians. This video introduces the purpose and goals of the FSC, with additional questions to stimulate class discussion.

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FSC: 10% of Australia’s economy

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For most students, the Financial Services Council (FSC) is an unfamiliar organisation, yet it contributes a minimum of 10% of the Australian economy.

John Brogden, ex-Chief Executive Officer of the FSC, talks briefly about this contribution.

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FSC: Growth in export of financial services

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For most students, the Financial Services Council (FSC) is an unfamiliar organisation, yet its members’ services are increasingly being exported internationally.

John Brogden, ex-Chief Executive Officer of the FSC, talks briefly about this export growth.

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FSC: State of the financial services industry

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For most students, the Financial Services Council (FSC) is an unfamiliar organisation. One of its roles to promote and develop the industry both nationally and internationally. John Brogden, ex-Chief Executive Officer of the FSC, talks briefly about the state of the industry in 2013.

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FSC: A major contributor to the Australian economy

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For most students, the Financial Services Council (FSC) is an unfamiliar organisation, yet it is members contribute significantly to the Australian economy.

John Brogden, ex-Chief Executive Officer of the FSC, talks briefly about the contribution of its members.

This video also includes questions to stimulate discussion in a senior business or economics class.

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The economics of 'today'

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Teenfinca 2015 Issue 1: This video slideshow is based on the need to encourage thinking and discussion about 'discount rates', that is the power of 'today' decision-making over tomorrow or 'future' decision-making. The author Andrew Leigh uses dieting, phones, credit cards and saving examples to illustrate his points.

Andrew Leigh is the author of The Economics of Just About Everything (Allen & Unwin, 2014), a book that applies economics to sport, music, dating, dieting, murder and poverty. He is a federal member of parliament, and his website is andrewleigh.com.

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Costs and benefits

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Teenfinca 2015 Issue 2: The decision-making concept of weighing up the costs and benefits, is a well-known economic concept. In this video slideshow, this concept is applied to financial decision-making. (4:31)

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Economics: ProBono Econos (Nicholas)

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An understanding of economics is very useful when it comes to helping business, organisations, industries and governments. Nicholas Johnson is a student and young entrepreneur who has started ProBono Econos, a non-profit organisation that offers economic services to other entities for no or little cost. His concept is growing rapidly with offices being established in several Australian cities and plans to take it into Asia. In this video Nicholas explains the idea and approach of ProBono Econos. (15.23)

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Why economics?

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Teenfinca® Issue 1, 2016:

This video slideshow is provided by Jackson, a member of the Queensland University of Technology Economics and Finance Society. Jackson shares his views on why economics is such an important subject to learn both at high school and in university. He also talks about the importance it has on rational decision-making and how that can positively influence financial decision-making. (5:05)

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Economics has never been more important

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Teenfinca® Issue 2, 2016:

The information in this video slideshow is provided by Gene Tunny, Director at Adept Economics. Gene shares his view on the importance of economic thinking especially in terms of understanding the links between economics and technology, the environment, and local and global financial processes. (4:30)

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