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Economics is a social science about people and how they use resources. By studying economics, ākonga become aware of the roles that individuals play in an economy, increase their understanding of economic events and improve their own decision making. Ākonga explore the interactions between producers, consumers and governments and the impact economic decisions can have on society. Economics encourages ākonga to think critically and independently about business, economic and social issues. This subject leads to careers in a range of fields including social policy and planning, business and financial management.