Senior Cycle Economics



Documents providing guidance and information for Leaving Certificate 2021/2022 were recently published by the Department of Education. These documents outline very important information in relation to mediating curriculum and changes to assessment for 2021/2022. The documents offer key information relating to assessment arrangements, final examinations and much more.  Full details can be found at





Welcome and thank you for visiting the PDST Economics webpages. The PDST Economics team incorporates Economics in providing high-quality professional development and support that empowers teachers and schools to provide the best possible education for all pupils/students. The site is designed to give you information about a range of supports and professional developments provided by the PDST. Please feel free to browse through the sections. 


Register for Updates - Economics Teachers


Register your details with the PDST Economics so that we can keep you up to date with all the latest news and information please complete this form


Economics CPD Material and Resources - Scoilnet


Please click on the link below to find CPD materials and resources on scoilnet


New for Autumn 2021 - Webinar


The PDST Economics team is pleased to announce the release of our most recent Economics webinar, The Research Study - Building on Experience.  This webinar is brought to you by the PDST Economics team and has been produced in collaboration with our partner agencies and key stakeholders; the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, the State Examinations Commission and the Department of Education. The webinar and accompanying resources aim to restate and reinforce the messages of the Economics specification and the latest NCCA Guidelines issued to support the research study process.


The webinar is available to view via the following link


Future access to the webinar, and accompanying materials referenced will be made
available on Scoilnet

We hope that you will find this resource useful as you continue to support your students in the study of Leaving Certificate Economics.


YEOTY Teacher Professional Development Webinar

Thursday November 18th 2021 


We are delighted to bring you our webinar for teachers in relation to the Young Economist(s) of the Year 2022 initiative. We put together a fantastic lineup of guests for our teacher professional development webinar, which took place on Thursday, 18th November 2021 from 7.00 – 8.30 pm.


If you are a teacher currently supporting students with their projects for entry to the PDST Young Economist(s) of the Year 2022 or your school is interested in getting involved in the future, this is a great source of information and ideas.  You will hear from experts in the field of economics, ideas and tools for using data and research to support lines of inquiry along with members of the judging panel from previous years. 


Click here to access the webinar


Click here to access the support materials document accompanying this webinar 


Research Study for 2021/2022


The brief for the research study for 2021/2022 has been issued by the State Examinations Commission and is available on the SEC's website at the following link


The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment have published updated Guidelines to Support the Research Study. The updated document can be accessed here


Tá Treoirlínte nuashonraithe chun tacú leis an Staidéar Taighde foilsithe ag an gComhairle Náisiúnta Curaclaim agus Measúnachta. Is féidir teacht ar an doiciméad nuashonraithe anseo


Economics Resources




Dept of Economics at Maynooth University Resource



Dept of Economics at Maynooth University Resource

Dr Tuvana Pastine, Dept. of Economics, Maynooth University
Minimum wages and how current economic thinking on this contentious issue may be changing.





Young Economics of the Year (YEOTY)


Click here for information on the Young Economist of the Year (YEOTY).




Economics Subject Analysis Spreadsheet


Click here to find the 2020 Economics Subject Analysis Spreadsheet





Business Website



A new online resource for teachers and students of Leaving Certificate Business and Economics 



For School Based Support


All schools can apply for subject based support. Follow this link to our online school based support application form



Business Studies Teachers Association of Ireland


The Business Studies Teachers Association of Ireland (BSTAI) also provide continuing professional  development courses, seminars and an annual conference to support the Business suite of subjects.


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Esther Herlihy is the Administrator for Economics and is  based in Navan Education Centre, Athlumney, Navan, Co. Meath.  Esther can be contacted by phone on 046 9078382. The e-mail address for Economics is