RDP 2021-06: What Is Driving Participation and Diversity Trends in Economics? A Survey of High School Students 5. Conclusion

This paper has established novel quantitative evidence of the factors contributing to the decline in high school Economics enrolments and the accompanying fall in diversity of the Economics student population. This evidence base, and resulting interventions, are a stepping stone to promoting economic literacy amongst the population and cultivating a pipeline of future economists who are more representative of society.