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


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.


Economics Resources


Economics New Specification Resources



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 2019 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



For Additional Support


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 [email protected]