Economists are key players in decision-making. Their analytical skills help people, businesses and governments make the best choices with their resources.
Economics touches almost every aspect of daily life - housing, energy, the environment and transport are just some examples. Economics looks at how and why people make the best decisions to allocate scarce resources to meet their objectives. Understand Economics and you'll be able to look at the world in a different light and make business and everyday decisions more clearly.
Economics is not only about money. In fact, it's firstly about people and how they respond to incentives. Almost every issue in society can be viewed from an economic perspective. Economics is behind much of what happens in current affairs - from tax cuts to car prices, hospital waiting lists to airfares to international diplomacy. Far from graphs and theories, Economics is about the real world.