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Government Intervention


Jeff Sachs calls for government to set an investment agenda

Monday, October 27, 2014

Local Government Association calls for change in rules on allowing term-time holidays

Friday, October 24, 2014

Free nursery places for 3 year olds appears to have no impact - an example of Government Failure?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Local Schools policy drives inequality in the UK

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Contrasting approaches to managing road traffic

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Perfect weather and a bumper wheat crop – impact on the market

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Externalities: Health Benefits of Low Emissions Zones

Friday, August 15, 2014

Should there be a maximum wage?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Reduction in UK consumption of drugs, alcohol and cigarettes by young people - numerical example

Friday, July 25, 2014

Open Data:  Britain leads the world

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Price Cap introduced for the UK Payday Loans Market

Friday, July 18, 2014

A Video Introduction to Behavioural Insights

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

RES Essay: Should childcare costs be deductible against tax for working mothers?

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Unit 3 Micro: Ban on Eurotunnel ferry service confirmed by CMA

Friday, May 30, 2014

Obama allies lead the way on a positive approach to climate change

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Unit 1 Micro: Key Diagrams and Glossary

Friday, May 09, 2014

Unit 1 Micro: Housing Market Failure

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

UK Housing Industry: Turning Houses into Gold!

Thursday, May 01, 2014

UK Income and Wealth Inequality - A New Film

Unit 3 Micro: Revision on the Private Finance Initiative

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Revision on Labour Market Failure

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Unit 4 Macro: Brazil’s Unfinished Mega Railroad

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Policies to reduce collusion

Friday, April 18, 2014

Unit 1 Micro: AS Micro Revision Quiz 4

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Unit 1 Micro: Revision on Market Failure

The ‘Gentleman in Whitehall’ does not know best

Friday, April 11, 2014

The changing face of Government Spending - a teacher resource

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Unit 1 Micro: Smoking Bans and Obesity

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Labour Market: UK Minimum Wage does not Cost Jobs

UK carbon taxes in a mess

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Unit 3 Micro: Energy firms face competition inquiry

Friday, March 28, 2014

Unit 1 Micro: Smoking Bans Improve Health

Why are rich countries democracies?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

F585 Pre-Release Resources (and F583, F582 & F581 too)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Unit 2 Macro: Hurdle Rates and New Housebuilding

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Unit 4 Macro: Oxfam and IMF Focus on Inequality

Monday, March 17, 2014

Unit 2 Macro: UK R&D Spending Remains Low

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Unit 1 Micro: Information Failure and Coca Cola

Monday, March 10, 2014

Price Regulation in Industries

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Executive Pay: Shareholders have failed to curb excesses

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Transport Economics - compensation for rail delays

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Unit 3 Micro: Economics of a £7 Minimum Wage

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Unit 1 Micro: Information Failures in Markets

Boris Bikes - Do Benefits Exceed the Costs?

Friday, February 14, 2014

Government underestimates the amount of student loans that are likely to be paid back

UK economy: Tidal Lagoons

Friday, February 07, 2014

Alcohol Floor Price Scheme Announced for England & Wales

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Energy companies charge cash-paying customers more - market failure and Government intervention

Government looks to abandon use of Microsoft Office to save money

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Building a Future for Chocolate

Unit 1 Micro: Revision on Government Intervention

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Capping Bonuses for Bankers - Unintended Consequences

Friday, January 24, 2014

Information failure in the NHS

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Government help for exports - could do better?

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Fog and filthy air

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Energy saving tips from the Government - effective Government intervention

Revision Planner For AQA Unit 1 - Markets And Market Failure

Monday, January 06, 2014

The NHS: Blinded By Love

Thursday, January 02, 2014

The Blunders of Governments

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Competition Commission investigating the Car Insurance Market

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Housing Rent Controls

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Producer and Consumer Subsidies

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: US food authorities take step to ban transfats

Friday, November 08, 2013

econoMAX - Energy Price Capping – Does it Address the Right Problem?

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Volatile Prices and Buffer Stock Schemes

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Immigration - the Fiscal Costs and Benefits

The Circular Economy

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Unit 4 Macro: Daron Acemoglu – Institutional Development

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Cricket Balls and the Coase Theorem

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Paul Ormerod: Energy and Emissions: Taxation or Technology?

How Ronald Coase would have tackled the UK Nuclear energy problem

Monday, October 21, 2013

Hinkley China Power.

Gresham’s Law in Education: How the Bad Drove Out the Good

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Supporting and Encouraging Entrepreneurs - Do We Need an Entrepreneur’s Union?

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Unit 4 Macro: Minerals and Development - Overcoming Resource Curses

Quis custodiet?  Put the regulators on trial if they screw up

Friday, October 11, 2013

Falling Coffee Prices - Farmers Switch to Oranges

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Unit 1 micro - excess supply of lobsters in the US

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Price Maximum Example - Milliband’s Domestic Fuel Cap

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Conflict: Growth vrs the Environment

Monday, September 23, 2013

Free market economics: Privatisation

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

How Being a Parent Is Like Running a Country

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Introduction to Micro: UK Housing Shortage

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Britain’s newest bank - the 200 year old TSB

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Nobel-winning Economist Ronald Coase dies at 102

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Innovation and Growth - the Entrepreneurial State

Monday, September 02, 2013

Labour Market Economics: The Two Tier Jobs Market

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Low Paid Workers Strike Over Pay

Unit 1 Micro: Cigarette Taxes by Country

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Unit 4: Introduction of Employment Tribunal fees as a supply-side policy

Monday, July 29, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Coffee Prices and Profits Fall for Growers

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Unit 3 Micro: Pay Day Lenders versus the Credit Unions

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Unit 2 Macro: Costly child care hurts economic growth

Friday, July 19, 2013

Unit 4 Macro: Public Social Spending and the Welfare Cap

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Unit 1: Cigarettes, demerit goods and government failure

Friday, July 12, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Externalities - Air Pollution and Life Expectancy in China

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: CAP Reforms Are Watered Down

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Bill Phillips’ (of Phillips curve fame) and the ultimate teaching resource

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Unit 4 Macro: Kal Draws Dumping

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Paul Ormerod: The Rapid Rise of the Food Bank

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Price fixing of chocolates in Canada - oligopolistic collusion

Friday, June 07, 2013

Manchester’s biggest tourist attraction to close?

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Unit 3 Micro: Business Economics Key Term Glossary

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Unit 3 Micro: Competition Policy and Utility Industries

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Unit 3 Micro: Carbon Trading and Business Economics

Econ3 - Sexism and Ageism alive and well on our TVs

Friday, May 17, 2013

Does it matter if we are in a recession?

Friday, May 10, 2013

Analysis of Youth Unemployment

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Unit 4 Macro: Credit Constraints and the Economic Recovery

Friday, May 03, 2013

The UK Peace Index - highlighting the opportunity cost of violent crime

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Buffer Stocks (Revision)

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Price Mechanism in Action (Revision)

Onze helden zijn terug! Our heroes are back!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Revision Quiz: AS Economics: Government Intervention (1)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Carbon Trading Scheme In Crisis

Unit 2 and Unit 4 Macro: Unicef Child Well-Being Report 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Unit 4 Macro: Getting Back to Growth - Lessons from the 1930s

Monday, April 08, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Evaluating Government Intervention - Alcohol Pricing

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Happy birthday VAT! 40 years old this month

Unit 1 Micro: Taxing Calories in Soft Drinks

Friday, April 05, 2013

Unit 3 Micro: Minimum Wage and Inequality

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Unit 3 Micro: Small firms and innovation

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Budget 2013 stimulus presentation

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Tutor2u Red Nose Day Challenge

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Unit 3 Micro: Winning Bids in 4G Licence Auction

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Taxing fizzy drinks? The Obesity Battle

Monday, February 18, 2013

Plastic bags - merit goods?

Sunday, February 17, 2013

HS2 The Ultimate Vanity Trainset

Monday, January 28, 2013

Unit 3 Micro: Major tea exporters consider a new cartel

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Should we invest to avoid snow days?

Sunday, January 20, 2013

A Mega example of contestability

Unit 4 Macro: Fair Trade and Micro Finance - Spurs to Development?

econoMAX - Will a minimum price for alcohol work?

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Sweden issues international garlic smuggling warrant

Unit 4 Macro: Land Grabs and Development

Friday, January 18, 2013

Unit 4 Macro: Fair Trade and Development

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Flood Defence for Venice - a Public Good?

Friday, January 04, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Information Failure in Cosmetic Surgery

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Imperfect Information - obesity caused by the same problem as debt!

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Key Term Glossary - Markets and Market Failure

Don’t You Want Me Baby? - competition regulation in action

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Monopsony Exam Paper Markscheme- By Popular Demand!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Monopsony in the Supermarket Industry- Exam Questions

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Unit 1 Micro: Rent Controls - Evaluating Government Intervention

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Unit 1 Micro: Markets and Market Failure Concept Glossary

Monday, December 10, 2012

Revision for AS Economics Unit 1 (Micro)

Workplace Discrimination

Friday, December 07, 2012

Nobel Winner address youth unemployment

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Economics of a Living Wage

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Nutella Tax - a tax on negative externalities

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Waseela-e-Taleem in Pakistan - showing how education is an example of a merit good

Monday, November 12, 2012

Unit 4 Macro: UK to End Financial Aid to India from 2015

Unit 1 Micro: Scoop-It on Market Failure and Intervention

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Unit 1 Micro: Denmark Drops the High Fat Food Tax

Paul Ormerod: Our Friends in the North are trapped in a monetary union

Thursday, November 08, 2012

The 2012 GCSE fiasco - are there parallels with the Banking crisis?

Friday, November 02, 2012

Paul Ormerod: Corporation tax: fostering the illusions of the electorate that someone else will pay

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Unit 4 Macro: Micro Finance, Fair Trade and Development

Are Tattoos an example of a Demerit Good?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Unit 4 Macro: Economics of Overseas Aid

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Unit 4 Macro: Perspectives on Natural Resource Curses

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Civil Service on the WCM line

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Economics at the movies-Bananas!

Sunday, October 07, 2012

West Coast Rail Line franchise decision - a fine example of Government failure

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Alcohol as an example of a de-merit good

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Unit 4 Macro: UK Aid Money - Key Data Sets

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Market Failure - Child Obesity

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

LSE lecture: Policy Challenges for Growth in Africa and South Asia

Unit 4 Macro: Mining and the Natural Resource Curse

Monday, September 24, 2012

Unit 4 Macro: Growth Constraints - Conflict and Poor Governance

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Unit 4 Macro: Micro-insurance and development

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Unit 4 Macro: Development Goals - Reducing Extreme Poverty and Hunger

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Wealth taxes can they work?

Friday, September 07, 2012

Unit 1 Micro: Difficult Times for UK Farmers

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Park, and Ride to nowhere

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Unit 1 Micro: Market Failure Glossary

Monday, August 27, 2012

Unit 3 Micro: Regulated and Unregulated Train Fares

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Unit 1 Micro: Drought and US Corn Prices

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Unit 2 Macro: Youth Unemployment and Startup Milk Rounds

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Unit 2 Macro: The Funding for Lending Scheme

Unit 4 Macro: Esther Duflo - Development Economist

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Unit 1 Micro: Recycling and Reusing Electrical Waste

Unit 4 Macro: China’s Green Development Agenda

Unit 4 Macro: Poverty Reduction Strategies in Brazil

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Unit 3 Micro: Economics of the Milk Industry

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Unit 3 Micro: Economics of the UK Water Industry

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Unit 4 Macro: Malnutrition and Economics Development

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Environmental Economics - Earthrise Case Studies

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Unit 1 Micro: Welsh Plastic Bag Charge Reduces Demand

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Behavioural Economics: Compulsory Breathalysers

Monday, July 02, 2012

Unit 4 Macro: Drought Resistant Seeds and Farm Output

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Unit 1 Micro: Australia launches carbon tax

Unit 1 Micro: Technology aims to cut fish discards

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Behavioural Economics: Smoking Kids

Saturday, June 23, 2012

The MRPL of a graduate, and comparative advantage

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Small government is beautiful - discuss

Friday, May 25, 2012

BMW - Bavarian Monopolist at Work

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Unit 2 Macro: Evaluation on Supply-Side Policies

Monday, May 21, 2012

Unit 2 Macro: Migration and the UK Economy

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Unit 1 Micro: Revision Presentation on Government Intervention

Thursday, May 17, 2012

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