ECONOMIC FUNDAMENTALS IN AUSTRALIA (5th edition )
David MacGregor and Romeo Salla
The text closely follows the VCE Economics Study Design (2017-2021) and is written by two experienced teachers of VCE Economics. It includes all the information students need to know in order to satisfactorily complete the VCE Economics Units 3 & 4 course. The 5th edition has been fully updated and revised in glossy colour, with the addition of new engaging activities and further support from a stand alone website dedicated to the text [www.economicfundamentals.com.au] making it a valuable resource to students of VCE Economics. [Note Economic Fundamentals website goes online in late January 2017]
Economic Fundamentals in Australia includes the following features:
- Comprehensive coverage of all five Areas of Study in Units 3&4
- Chapter summaries and review questions throughout the publication
- Hundreds of multiple choice questions
- Glossary of terms/dictionary
- Case studies/analysis tasks and other activities throughout the text
- ‘Activity Centres’ relating to each Area of Study containing sample SAC + Practice Exam questions and crossword puzzles
- Up-to-date statistics for the Australian economy
- Extensive examination advice from the authors, who both have years of experience as Economics Examination assessors for the VCAA
About The Authors
David MacGregor completed Honours and Masters degrees in Commerce (Economics major) at the University of Melbourne. He was employed by the University as an Assistant Lecturer in the Institute of Education as well as a Tutor in 1st and 2nd year Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Econometrics. Since completing his Diploma of Education he has taught at Ballarat Grammar, Lauriston Girls’ School, Camberwell Grammar and Mazenod College. Currently, David is Head of Commerce at Presbyterian Ladies’ College and teaches both IB and VCE Economics. He has held positions of responsibility with the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) as a State Reviewer and as an examination assessor. He has also contributed to various publications and regularly presents to economics teachers and students on behalf of the VCTA and CPAP. David was a member of the panel of experts that developed the new VCE Economics study design.
Romeo Salla completed Honours and Masters degrees in Commerce (Economics major) at the University of Melbourne before moving to Canberra to work as an Economist with the Commonwealth Department of Treasury. After a few years he was promoted within the federal bureaucracy to the position of Senior Economist with the Industry Commission (now Productivity Commission). Since 1996 he has been employed as a Senior Teacher and Head of Faculty at large private schools in Melbourne, most recently having taught VCE and IB Economics at Geelong Grammar. Romeo has held positions of responsibility with the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) as an assessor of final examinations and is also the founder of the website www.economicstutor.com.au. He is also a co-author of the CPAP Study Guide to VCE Economics, co-author of Monumental Humanities 3 (Cambridge) and co-author of Economics from the ground up (CPAP). Romeo regularly presents to Economics teachers and students on behalf of the VCTA and CPAP and is a prolific writer of assessment tasks and practice examinations. He has also developed the popular smartphone App (Economics Tutor), containing 1000+ multiple choice and short answer questions.