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Incentives to quit smoking in pregnancy

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The UK’s North-South gap may be widening again

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Analysis of inflation - impact on households with different income levels

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Using the price mechanism to boost allocative efficiency: car parking charges

Monday, January 12, 2015

The labour market and ‘foreign bricklayers on £1000 a week’

Friday, January 09, 2015

20p tax on sugary drinks propsed.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The games economists play at Christmas

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Rail fares rise pegged to inflation

Friday, December 05, 2014

The Angry Economist is back - with an Autumn Statement special edition

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Teaching resource to introduce budget cuts to Local Government Spending

Monday, December 01, 2014

The Poo Bus

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Was the Rosetta comet landing mission worth the cost?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Is Batman a good economist?

Economic trade offs: Japanese fiscal policy transmits to GDP growth rate

Monday, November 17, 2014

Amazon and ‘the invisible foot’

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

Black Gold Challenge

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Trick or Treat Economics Challenge

Example of price fall caused by slump in demand - the Chinese Mink market

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

‘Wordsnake’ Activity on Elasticity

Local Schools policy drives inequality in the UK

‘Four Words’ - an interactive, lively test of some key phrases from the start of the AS Curriculum

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Want a ‘fix’ to illustrate economies of scale?  Here’s a numerical question

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Diseconomies of Scale - activity to introduce the concept

Sunday, September 28, 2014

10 Minute Crossword Activity to set either for AS or A2 students

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

AQA AS Economics: Worked Answers for May 2014

Loom Bands - A demand and supply example (and activity)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Are fireworks in London a public good?

Thursday, September 18, 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

Ebolanomics: tackling drug development

Lesson Activity - Categorise Factor Inputs in the Focus Circle

Saturday, August 30, 2014

IB Economics: The Foundations of Economics

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Externalities: Health Benefits of Low Emissions Zones

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Economics of the Blockbuster

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Recessions are good for the nation’s health

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Public and Private Goods - Farmer Opens a Toll Road

Monday, August 04, 2014

Measuring a minimum income standard

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Should there be a maximum wage?

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

Friday, July 25, 2014

Externalities of Waste - Do we throw too much stuff away?

The Economics of Pay What You Want

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Open Data:  Britain leads the world

Calculation time! CMA recommends banks provision of current accounts should be investigated

Friday, July 18, 2014

Price Cap introduced for the UK Payday Loans Market

Numeracy and Quantitative methods in the new Economics specifications

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Is Wayne Rooney an expert in rational economic theory?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

What Gangnam Style represents in opportunity cost terms

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Paul Ormerod: Innovation, Job Losses and Living Standards

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Using the price mechanism to boost allocative efficiency: ‘Smart’ electricity meters

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Footballs in Pakistan: An Innovation Story

Friday, May 30, 2014

Gerd Gigerenzer on Risk Savvy Citizens

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Labour Market: Food Industry Workers Protest Again Zero Hours and Low Pay

Friday, May 16, 2014

Quick revision of Key Phrases - the ‘Usual Suspects’ revision activity

Monday, May 12, 2014

Unit 1 Micro: Key Diagrams and Glossary

Friday, May 09, 2014

Unit 1 Micro: Theory of Market Demand

Economics Exam Technique: Thoughts on Improving Your Economics Papers

Explaining Inequality in the UK

Wednesday, May 07, 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

Cost Benefit Analysis - The Crossrail Project

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Unit 1 Micro: Legal Highs and Information Failure

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Unit 1 Micro: AS Micro Revision Quiz 4

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Unit 1 Micro: Revision on Market Failure

Test your knowledge on AS Micro Diagrams

Monday, April 14, 2014

Unit 1 Micro: Production Possibility Frontier

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Unit 1 Micro: Factor Rewards

Unit 1 Micro: Factors of Production

Unit 1 Micro: Economic Systems

Unit 1 Micro: Opportunity Cost

Higher of Lower? A fun way to learn predicted growth in GDP for the world’s major economies

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Information failure and the Tamiflu saga

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Unit 1 Micro: Revision on Elasticity of Demand and Supply

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Unit 1 Micro: Introductory Concepts in Micro

Unit 1 Micro: Smoking Bans and Obesity

Labour Market: UK Minimum Wage does not Cost Jobs

Unit 1 Micro: Toyota Plans to Replace Robots with Craftsmen

Normative statements - using E-Cigarette newspaper reports to look at normative statements

Friday, April 04, 2014

Lancashire and London have dominated the Premier League.  Can it last?

Thursday, April 03, 2014

UK carbon taxes in a mess

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Carpet, bed and sofa retailers promise ‘genuine prices’ after OFT investigation

Unit 1 Micro: Options for Funding the BBC

Monday, March 31, 2014

Unit 1 Micro: Smoking Bans Improve Health

Friday, March 28, 2014

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

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Paul Ormerod: Trends in Inequality: Truth and Myth

Thursday, March 20, 2014

How Coal Shortages Might Impact Indian Growth

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

30 Years since the Start of the Miners’ Strike

Monday, March 10, 2014

Unit 1 Micro: Information Failure and Coca Cola

Unit 1 Competitive Markets Revision Q&A - Student Licence for Just £5

Monday, March 03, 2014

New evidence of persistent gender bias at the UK’’s top companies

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Unit 1 Micro: Information Failures in Markets

Saturday, February 15, 2014

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

What’s that got to do with the price of ... almonds?!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

AS Micro - Weekly Revision Quiz - Week 1

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

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

10 Questions on Income and Cross Price Elasticity

Friday, January 31, 2014

10 Questions on Supply and Demand

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Unit 1 Micro: 10 Questions on Markets in Action

Government looks to abandon use of Microsoft Office to save money

Building a Future for Chocolate

Unit 1 Micro: Revision on Government Intervention

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Imports are good too!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Saudi Arabia - the ‘dominant producer’ in the world’s oil market

Friday, January 24, 2014

Information failure in the NHS

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Changing DNA of Entrepreneurs and Business Start-Ups

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Government help for exports - could do better?

Fog and filthy air

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Energy saving tips from the Government - effective Government intervention

Flood defences and the Public Goods debate

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Revision Planner For AQA Unit 1 - Markets And Market Failure

Monday, January 06, 2014

Unit 4 Macro: Who Are the Extremely Poor?

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Unit 1 Micro: Information Economics - How Many Sugars in a Coke?

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

UK Earnings Map

Monday, December 16, 2013

London’s Super Sewer

Friday, December 13, 2013

Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK

Monday, December 09, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Practice Paper for Structured MC

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Revision on the Price Mechanism

Unit 1 Micro: Revision Glossary on Markets

Friday, November 29, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Housing Rent Controls

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Resources from Tutor2u on Slideshare

Using the Price of 1st Class stamps as an indicator of inflation

Monday, November 25, 2013

Hunt the Economics: Smarter Lifts

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Mexico’s Water Farms

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

How much is a £20 coin worth?

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Responses to a falling real minimum wage

Thursday, November 14, 2013

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

Friday, November 08, 2013

The Benefits of Choice: the Battle Never Ends

econoMAX - Bursting the Gilded Balloon?

Thursday, November 07, 2013

An Introduction to Anchor Prices

Unit 1 Micro: Volatile Prices and Buffer Stock Schemes

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Cricket Balls and the Coase Theorem

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Paul Ormerod: Energy and Emissions: Taxation or Technology?

Unit 1 Micro: Chinese Get into a Froth over Starbucks Prices

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

How Ronald Coase would have tackled the UK Nuclear energy problem

Monday, October 21, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Cocoa Prices Surging Again!

Unit 1 Micro: Air pollution leading cause of cancer

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Argos Tablet and Inferior Goods

Saturday, October 19, 2013

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

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Business Economics: A Golden Hour on Radio 4 Archive

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Imagine a world without shops or factories

Friday, October 11, 2013

Wealth Inequality in the UK

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Intervention to Cap The Cost of Living

Falling Coffee Prices - Farmers Switch to Oranges

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Positive and Normative concepts - “Fairness”

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Unit 1 micro - excess supply of lobsters in the US

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Unit 3 Micro: Business Growth, Takeovers and Mergers

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Theory of Price - exceptions that prove the rule

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Monopsony Power: Migrant Workers Exploited in Qatar

Monday, September 30, 2013

Price Maximum Example - Milliband’s Domestic Fuel Cap

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Labour Market: Women in the UK Labour Market

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Scarcity and Abundance

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

HS2 Cost Benefit Analysis

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Bangladeshi Clothing Factories

Unit 1 Micro: Tesco’s Hudl - An Inferior Good?

Monday, September 23, 2013

Phil Holden is back! Economics videos online

Factors of Production: it’s not just ‘Land’

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Free market economics: Privatisation

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Applications of the Production Possibility Frontier

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Tackling the problem of scarcity

Management in the Public and the Private Sector

How Being a Parent Is Like Running a Country

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Introduction to Micro: UK Housing Shortage

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

UK Economy: Poverty Britain’s hungry children

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Nobel-winning Economist Ronald Coase dies at 102

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Labour Market Economics: The Two Tier Jobs Market

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Low Paid Workers Strike Over Pay

Business Economics - Inside Tech City

Introduction to Economics - Portugal’s Ghost Roads

Monday, August 26, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Factors of Production at Work in Mining

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Economics at the Movies - The Moo Man

Friday, August 23, 2013

Economics at the Movies - The Cola Road Documentary

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Development Economics: Living on One Dollar

Monday, August 19, 2013

Container Economics - Maersk’s Big Bet

The burden imposed by the UK’s “green” energy policy

Friday, August 09, 2013

GM foods will be vital in feeding the future world

Thursday, August 08, 2013

The future is shale!

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Cigarette Taxes by Country

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Coffee Prices and Profits Fall for Growers

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Behavioural Economics: Choice Architecture and The Times

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Paul Ormerod: Andy Murray and Economic Recessions

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Under Heathrow’s Flight Path

Saturday, July 13, 2013

60 Second Adventures in Economics (combined)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

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

Unit 1 Micro: China Warms to Coffee Production

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Econ 3: Wage Determination and Equality

Monday, June 17, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Occupational Mobility from Mines to ..... Mines

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Paul Ormerod: The Rapid Rise of the Food Bank

Unit 1 Micro: The Market for E-Cigarettes

Friday, June 07, 2013

Manchester’s biggest tourist attraction to close?

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: By-Products from Sewage in Dubai

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Labour Market: Private Returns to Degree Success

Friday, May 31, 2013

T-Shirts and consumer choice

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Yunus Calls for International Minimum Wage

Monday, May 13, 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Selection of Revision Presentations

Thursday, May 09, 2013

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