The theme for this year’s conference is “Connected: Together is Better” and focuses on reuniting
educators across the country to engage in proactive discussions on emerging business concepts, and changes to the curriculum, offering
opportunity to share knowledge amongst peers to improve systems nationally.
As business educators, we share a vision to give every student opportunities to acquire knowledge and understanding that can be applied
creatively to problem solve issues in the context of the corporate world.
The disruption of COVID-19 may have created physical barriers, and challenged the way in which teaching is conducted; however, the business
world has evolved as a consequence. It’s time to reconnect, and embrace the opportunity to collaborate and share expertise, challenges and
learn from one other.
The University of Queensland, School of Economics – Colin Clark Memorial Lecture
GDP-B: Accounting for the value of new and free goods in the digital economy
Digital media consumes a huge portion of our lives with the average Australian spending almost 40 hours per week online. That is roughly the
same amount of time as a full-time job spent on smartphone apps, searching Google, scrolling social media, following maps, studying online,
streaming music, videos and more. But these goods and services go largely uncounted in official measures of economic activity such as GDP
In this webinar, Professor Erik Brynjolfsson, Stanford University, will explain how potential mismeasurement can arise from
not fully accounting for such digital resources, while also putting forward a new metric labelled GDP-B, as it captures the benefits
associated with new and free goods and is seen to go “beyond GDP”.
Date: Thursday 3 March 2022
Time: 12–1pm AEST
Virtual event: For more details and registration please click here:
The RBA will shortly commence our 2022 schedule of events with our Online Student Talks series.
There are two levels of presentation available: Monetary Policy and Current Economic Conditions is aimed at Year 11-12 Economics students and covers the latest
developments in the Australian economy. Introduction to Economics is aimed at Year 9-10 Commerce/Economics/Business students and provides an overview of the economy, the role of the RBA and the benefits of studying economics.
Dates are available from 21-25 February and from 23-27 May.
All talks are free of charge and teachers can book on behalf of their classes through our Book a Talk page.