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These blog entries focus on topics and issues relevant to A2 macro courses

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

Developed, emerging or frontier economy - quick quiz

Friday, October 17, 2014

Post-2015 Development Goals

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Is the Great Catch Up slowing down?

Thursday, October 09, 2014

A journey through time and development - great video clip

Dave Does Drag

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Saving in Poor Countries

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Edexcel A2 Economics: Worked Answers for May 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

AQA A2 Economics: Worked Answers for May 2014

Why do 17,000 children under five die every day?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Growth vrs the environment: deforestation

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Welcome Back! A quick fire resource for your returning A2 students - ‘Whilst you were away’

Friday, September 05, 2014

International Competitiveness - a new ‘Higher or Lower’ game!

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Doubts about Fair Trade

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Developing Country Case Studies e-book

Friday, August 22, 2014

High Charges for Remittances Choke Developing Countries

Monday, August 18, 2014

Development Economics: The Fortunes of Nations

Catastrophe Bonds

Friday, August 01, 2014

IMF 2014 Review of the UK Economy

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Paths to development - Adding value to natural resources

Monday, July 28, 2014

Russia increases policy interest rates to 8%

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Greece - Nudging towards Macro Stability?

Saturday, July 26, 2014

July 2014 - UK Economy back to Pre Crisis Level

Lindau Nobel Economics Talks - The Labour Market

Thursday, July 24, 2014

2014 HDI Report focuses on Vulnerability

United Queendom Scottish Independence as a Romantic Comedy

Ed Miliband dismisses Keynes, but the Laffer Curve takes centre stage

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

More ideas like HS3 are needed to solve our regional problems

Siemens Boss on possible redindustrialisation of the UK economy

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Shareholder activism at the Royal Mail

Shifting Terms of Trade for Latin America

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Two sides to the Philippine economy

Economists are not impressed by Piketty’s views on inequality

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Export Complexity - Hidalgo and Hausmann

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Numeracy and Quantitative methods in the new Economics specifications

Antidote to Macro Pessimism - Gerard Lyons on Consolations of Economics

Friday, July 04, 2014

Development Economics: Rwanda’s Journey to Prosperity

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The output gap: how much economic potential has been lost?

Thursday, June 26, 2014

LSE: The Amartya Sen Lecture 2014

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Development Economics: Building Roads, An Economic Gain in Senegal

Development Economics: Indonesia Has Developed, But Not Everyone Feels It

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Inequality: a great induction topic for A2 economics

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Development Data for Cambodia

Monday, June 16, 2014

RES Essay: Does immigrant labour benefit or impoverish the United Kingdom?

Sunday, June 15, 2014

2014 World Cup Finalists - Human and Economic Development Indicators

RES Essay: Are the advanced economies in for a long period of economic stagnation?

Friday, June 13, 2014

Higher or Lower Game - World Cup addition

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A2 Econ Revision Webinar - Global Economy 2014 (June 2014)

Sunday, June 08, 2014

A2 Econ Revision Webinar - UK Economy 2014 (June 2014)

The IMF on UK recovery, mortgage risks and the supply side

Saturday, June 07, 2014

ECB sets negative interest rates - what does this mean?

Friday, June 06, 2014

Population change and impacts on the economy

Thursday, June 05, 2014

RES Competition: Growth, Poverty and The Environment

Impact of a rising £

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Unit 4 Macro: Growth, Trade and Development in Sub Saharan Africa

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Development Economics: Mozambique eyes commodities boom

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Footballs in Pakistan: An Innovation Story

Friday, May 30, 2014

The link between unemployment and depression

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Unit 4 Macro: Ten Years of EU Membership for Poland

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Unit 4 Macro: Guinea and Rio Tinto Agree Investment Deal that might Double GDP

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

World trade and global wage inequality

Welfare benefits and job search - evidence from Norway

QE - New evidence of the impact on bond yields

Two cheers for the global recovery, but doubts remain in the Euro zone

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Unit 4 Macro: Economic Benefits of EU Membership

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Unit 4 Macro: China accepts creative destruction

Macroeconomics - Why has the UK recovered so fast?

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

25 Questions on the UK Economy (Exam revision)

Monday, May 19, 2014

Development Economics: The Clean Stove Initiative

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Thomas Piketty on Economic Inequality

Unit 4 Macro: The New Pacific Alliance

Inequality in New York - Can New York bridge the income inequality gap?

Friday, May 16, 2014

The Euro: How The Euro Was Saved

BREXIT or FIXIT - Trade and Welfare Effects of Leaving the European Union

Unit 4 Macro: Revision Extracts and Questions on South Korea

Forget the hype- Capitalism has made the world a more equal place

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Chinese FDI in Africa

Evaluating UK interest rates

When will China ‘overtake’ America?

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

What Ever Happened to the Phillips Curve

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Background on Mexican Economy and Two Exam Questions

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

Monday, May 12, 2014

Economics Exam Technique: Thoughts on Improving Your Economics Papers

Friday, May 09, 2014

A Different View of World Trade: Why National Accounts Can Be Exciting

Thursday, May 08, 2014

F585: Africa Progress Report 2014

The impact of a multinational company in Costa Rica over the last decade

Unit 4 Macro: Has India missed the manufacturing boat?

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Explaining Inequality in the UK

UK Economy: The Economics of Falling Real Wages

Thursday, May 01, 2014

UK Income and Wealth Inequality - A New Film

China about to overtake USA as world’s largest economy

International export competitiveness - surprising shifts in the global pattern

Unit 4 Macro: TPP - A High Stakes Trade Deal

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Unit 4 Macro: 2,500 Years of Financial Crises

Friday, April 25, 2014

Unit 4 Macro: Livestock insurance in Kenya

Unit 4 Macro: Global Ageing

Supply-side growth, not inflation, is the cure to the debt overhang problem

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The World needs Infrastructure!

UK Economy: The Rise of Sterling

UK Economy: Debt and Barriers to Growth

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Unit 4 Macro: Country Profile Revision Sheet

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Unit 4 Macro: A2 Macro Revision Quiz 1

Unit 4 Macro: Matching Definitions with Concepts

Unit 4 Macro: Rethinking Development Aid

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Unit 4 Macro: Brazil’s Unfinished Mega Railroad

UK Economy: Is the Real Wage Squeeze Ending?

Key Data on the UK Economy

Friday, April 18, 2014

Test your Knowldge on A2 Diagrams (Day Three)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Unit 4 Macro: Tourism and Economic Development

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Structural Change in Asian and Australasian Countries

Inequality: The Gini Coefficient

Unit 4 Macro: Mobile Technology Helps Kenyan Farmers

Unit 4 Macro: Prospects for UK growth - A New Survey

Monday, April 14, 2014

Unit 4 Macro: Mauritania in search of growth and stability

Unit 4 Macro: Food imports set to rise in China

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Economics in Crisis: Money, Blood and Revolution

The ‘Gentleman in Whitehall’ does not know best

Friday, April 11, 2014

Unit 4 Macro: Quick Quiz on Exchange Rate Systems

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Unit 4 Macro: Revision on Balance of Payments

Unit 4 EU Single Market: Trade and Labour Migration

State of the UK Economy - Threats to Recovery

Unit 4 Macro: The Rise of Managed Exchange Rates

Unit 4 Macro: Asian Growth Requires Less Inequality

Unit 4 Macro: Africa Rising - RES Panel Event

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The changing face of Government Spending - a teacher resource

Unit 4 Macro: African Exports to China - Benefits and Costs

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Unit 4 Macro: Gender Inequality and Economic Growth

Unit 4 Macro: Fixed Currencies and Crisis Recovery

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Unit 4 Macro: Economic Benefits of EU Membership

Minsky’s economic insights

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Financing the current account deficit

Unit 4 Macro: Focus on Rwanda

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Unit 4 Macro: Africa’s Recent Success in a European Mirror

Friday, March 28, 2014

Scotland’s De-Globalised Economy

What’s happening to Chinese growth figures?

Unit 4 Macro: Infographic on the EU Single Market

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Unit 4 Macro: A Tale of Two Mexicos

Unit 4 Macro: Rebalancing the Economy

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

International competitiveness - the UK steel industry

Monday, March 24, 2014

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

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Budget 2014 - Your Thursday morning teaching activity looking at the Budget announcement

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Macro: Unemployment Statistics - What Do They Really Show?

How Coal Shortages Might Impact Indian Growth

UK Economy: Mind the Gap - Skills Shortages

Monday, March 17, 2014

Unit 4 Macro: Oxfam and IMF Focus on Inequality

Corruption and the economy

A2 Economics - Exam Coaching & Revision Workshops for this Summer

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Fiscal drag and the 40% tax rate.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Money Makes the World Go Round

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Paul Ormerod: Luddites are alive and well in the Ukraine

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Quick Quiz on Developments in the UK Economy

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

UK Economy: Mind the Gap: London v the Rest

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Unit 4 Macro: Low Investment Stifles the World Economy

Some Topical Issues in Trade and Development

Monday, March 03, 2014

Quiz on the Index of Economic Complexity

Sunday, March 02, 2014

IMF joins in the inequality debate

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Paul Ormerod: Forward guidance needed for companies, not consumers!

Michael Metcalfe: We need money for aid. So let’s print it

A minimum wage in Germany - but the low-skilled jobs are in the UK

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Growth and Development Challenges and Opportunities for Mexico

Manufacturing in Africa

Monday, February 24, 2014

John Maynard Keynes - Video Resources

Thursday, February 20, 2014

John Maynard Keynes - Video Resources

German revival exposes deep fissure within Europe’s economies

Robert Peston - How China Ruled the World

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Economic Growth and Development in Sub Saharan Africa

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Eurozone problems - excellent video resource

Friday, February 14, 2014

Unit 4 Macro: Safety Nets in Sub-Saharan Africa

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Mark Carney redfines the MPC’s role again.

Rethinking Slums

Forward Guidance Mark II - From Forward to Fuzzy!

Valentine’s challenge to Comparative Advantage

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

10 Questions on Growth Economics

Monday, February 10, 2014

10 Questions on Development Economics (Matching Pairs)

Pay and Productivity

Unit 4 Macro: Is Norway suffering from Dutch Disease?

Sunday, February 09, 2014

UK economy: Tidal Lagoons

Friday, February 07, 2014

Unit 4 Macro: Currency Instability in the Fragile Five

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Irish Bonds no longer ‘junk’. What does this mean?

Unit 4 Macro: Eurasia and Natural Resources

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Unit 4 Macro: Development Progress for the Ivory Coast

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Costing the world’s problems with Bjorn Lomborg

Saturday, February 01, 2014

India - At Risk of Stagflation?

Thursday, January 30, 2014

OCR F585 - Global Economy - Latvia’s Internal Devaluation

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

“We’re all middle class now”. Or should that be middle income?

UK Boom and Bust?

UK Economic Recovery Gathers Momentum

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Macro Policy Challenges in India and Japan

Sunday, January 26, 2014

OCR A2 Economics Unit F585 - June 2014 Pre-Release Stimulus Toolkit

Strategies to promote development - the coffee industry in Vietnam

Working for the Few - Development and Inequality

Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Emerging World and Poverty - Where Next?

Poverty: New Thinking About an Old Problem

China’s Development - Past Present and Future

Has austerity worked in Europe?

Friday, January 24, 2014

Capping Bonuses for Bankers - Unintended Consequences

30 Most Innovative Countries in the World

RES Lecture on UK Economy - Vince Cable

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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