21st February 2017

Seven Amazing Optical Illusions

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Courtesy of Richard Wiseman - which one is your favourite? Can you set some of these up in the classroom?

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Seven Amazing Optical Illusions
21st February 2017

RES Essay Titles for 2017

The RES essay competition for 2017 is now open and the essay titles have been released.

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RES Essay Titles for 2017

Some new and exciting work from Cesar Hidalgo! Research from Hidalgo's team at the MIT media lab finds that a country's income inequality is linked to its export complexity.

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Inequality linked to export complexity

Designed to support Year 12 students in the first year of taking A Level Economics, our Flying Start Student Workshops focus on the core Year 1 teaching content and assessment skills.

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A Level Economics Flying Start Student Workshops

Official data released last week on London house price increases in 2016 generated a lot of interest. Given that housing represents by far the most important component of wealth for most...

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How much higher can house prices go?
17th February 2017

The External Cost of Nurdles

What is a nurdle? Anyone who has seen me bat can answer that question. However, apparently, it's also a small plastic pellet and one of the major sources of marine...

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The External Cost of Nurdles
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A stunning Newsnight piece here on two of the "heroes" in Flash Boys written by Michael Lewis who have now started a new stock exchange to protect investors from being...

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Slowing Down the Predatory Traders

We've had more top teaching opportunities for economics teachers posted to the tutor2u jobs board this week.

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Don't Miss This Week's Economics Teaching Opportunities

Phillip Inman argues here that there needs to be a serious rethink of provision for old age. However, whether that involves taxation or an end to the free provision of...

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Should rich pensioners be taxed more heavily?

Our A Level Economics Grade Booster workshops are designed to provide essential revision support to all A Level Economics students as they complete their preparation for the three terminal papers...

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A Level Economics Grade Booster Workshops
16th February 2017

Africa Knowledge Fest 2017

Just about the best introduction to some of the World Bank's recent Sub-Saharan African research has been collated here as part of the Africa Knowledge Fest. Worth a look for...

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Africa Knowledge Fest 2017
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George Buckley has been a good friend of Tutor2u over the years. He explains things really clearly for A level students - this is a good example as he...

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UK inflation in the Brexit years
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A canny conversation here between academics on the challenges and opportunities of the rapid adoption of robotic technologies and AI. Would make for a good bridging video clip in a...

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The world if robots take our jobs

James Dyson has announced that he's opening a $400m research centre in Singapore, in part because of a lack of UK-based engineers. If he's correct, this has worrying implications for...

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Dyson launches skills centre in Singapore

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A Level Economics Key Term Glossary

The EU's cap and trade scheme has been widely criticised as being ineffective in creating sustainable incentives for industries to invest in low carbon technologies. The EU Parliament has narrowly...

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EU approves overhaul of emissions trading

At the end of last week Federica Mogherini met leading members of the Trump administration. Mogherini, yet another Italian politician turned Euro-bureaucrat, is in fact the foreign policy chief of...

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Greater Germany Outpaces Club Med in a Divided Europe

Tim Harford's series on '50 Things That Made the Modern Economy' this week looks at the impact of the M-PESA innovation which is having a significant impact on millions of...

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Tim Harford on the M-Pesa Revolution

Here is a selection of some of the many behavioural valentines posted on Twitter on the 14th February 2017. Spot the psychological biases in some of these!

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Favourite Behavioural Economics Valentines
14th February 2017

Meet the CPI Foot Soldiers

With CPI inflation climbing to 1.8% in January, the highest since June 2014, this is a timely and excellent Katie Allen piece looking at the simple mechanics behind inflation figures, highlighting how...

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Meet the CPI Foot Soldiers

Pin back your ears for this breaking news, but don't pay for the privilege. The number of people opting for cometic enhancements has dropped by 40% over the last year.

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Demand for cosmetic treatments falls 40% in 2016

A clear example here of seasonal price discrimination by many of Britain's biggest airports.

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Airports double car parking fees during school holidays

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