Leaving Certificate Economics

Students who take Economics usually enjoyed Junior Cert Business Studies and are interested in current affairs. It's often described as the most practical Business subject.

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Leaving cert Economics is concerned with understanding the workings of a modern economy from both Macro and Micro level. The course looks at how we get our incomes, how we use them, the supply of resources and the production and exchange of goods and services. 

Economics Course Content

  • Demand, Supply
  • Consumer
  • Cost of Production
  • Elasticity
  • Market Structures
  • Perfect Competition
  • Monopoly
  • Price Discrimination
  • Imperfect Competition and Oligopoly 
  • Factors of Production – Land, Labour, Capital and Enterprise
  • Money & Banking
  • National Income
  • Government & Economy
  • International Trade
  • Economic Growth & Development 
  • History of Economic Thought

The Exam

Higher Level & Ordinary Level do one 2.5 hour paper 

Section A  has 9 questions and you must do 6 (100 marks)

Section B  has 8 questions of which you do 4 (75 each 300 in total). You have lots of choice in this section. 

Future Careers with Leaving Certificate Economics

Banking, Finance, Economist, Business, Accountant

Download the leaving cert Economics syllabus

Download the leaving cert Economics Chief examiner's report (2009) 

15 Topics for Economics

15 Past papers for Economics

Economics Discussions

Resources for Ordinary Economics