Established late in 2018 with seed funding from the UNSW Business School, the Consortium for Inclusive Economics Education aims to provide a centralised network of economics education resources and opportunities tailored to existing and prospective students and teachers of secondary economics. Our goals are to increase inclusion in economics education, support quality engagement with economics by students and teachers and promote economic literacy in the general population.
To support equal access to student success in Economics.
To raise awareness and understanding of broad Economic application.
Coordination of global opportunities for collaboration in the teaching and learning of Economics.
Professor Gigi Foster is the Director of Education for the School of Economics at the University of New South Wales. She has published over 40 academic works in diverse fields including education, social influence, corruption, lab experiments, time use, behavioural economics, and Australian policy, with contributions appearing in economics and multidisciplinary outlets.
Leith Thompson is an Economics Teacher from Sydney Grammar School in Sydney's CBD. With a Bachelor of Economics and a Post Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education both from the University of Sydney, Leith is committed to empowering students to be critical thinking, independent decision makers, and enjoys fostering a love of Economics in her students.
Winning the Premier’s Reserve Bank of Australia scholarship in 2016 gave Leith the resources to look into gender disparity and declining numbers in Economics Education further. She believes that Economics is the language of power, public policy and change and so it is essential that Economics Education flourish to strengthen not just the pipeline of Economists but the function of democracy.