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The Economist speculates that whilst we're ten years away from the last recession, we shouldn't be complacent and we might be on the brink of another recession, perhaps triggered by...

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Preparing for the next recession

Gordon Brown’s time as Chancellor will be remembered for many things. A sense of humour would be conspicuously absent from this list. But he provoked a great deal of...

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Lessons on innovation from a 2018 Nobel Prize winner

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16th October 2018

Fracking returns to the UK

It's been a long time since fracking's been in the news, so a new generation of post-16 economists might only have a brief acquaintance with it.

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Fracking returns to the UK

This story reveals the power of technology: new restrictions on sulphur dioxide emissions have forced global shipping to look for solutions to make their fuel less polluting. The solution? A...

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Out of the frying pan and into the ship

The winners of the Royal Economic Society (RES) Essay Competition for 2018 have just been announced.

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Royal Economic Society Essay Competition 2018 - Winners Announced

The World Bank has launched a new developmental index designed to measure the extent to which economies invest in health and education, so as to make the most of their...

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World Bank launches new human capital index

UCAS applications and interviews are coming up. But, what should students be reading if they want to study Management at University when there isn't a Management A-Level? And what are...

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Recommended Enrichment Reading for Students Applying to Read Economics or Management at University
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The fundamental economic problem: scarcity and choice, via an interesting example. In instance, South Africa's drought and subsequent water shortage forced one laundry entrepreneur to seek an innovative solution to...

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Water scarcity - innovation to save water in the global laundry industry
5th October 2018

How to Fuel the Future

This fantastic Economist clip looks at the state of the global energy sector, highlighting the importance of oil and the challenges facing the global economy in this regard.

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How to Fuel the Future

This month of course saw the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehmann Brothers, which precipitated one of the only two global financial crises of the past 150 years. The late 200...

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Private sector debt will likely cause the next crisis

This World Bank clip looks at the relatively low level of intra-regional trade in South Asia and suggests that the countries of the region should be doing three times the...

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Intra-Regional Trade: A Challenge for South Asia

This BBC clip looks at how the city of Noida, close to New Delhi, has seen 25 brands of smartphone located there. 30% of the world's smartphones are manufactured there. Why? In...

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Competitiveness - India as a smartphone powerhouse
25th September 2018

Why Vanilla Is So Expensive

The price of vanilla is soaring and it provides a superb mini case study in the impact of changes in the conditions of supply and demand. A recent article by...

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Why Vanilla Is So Expensive

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