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19th April 2018

Angus Deaton Profile

Here is a new profile of the economic historian and Nobel winner Angus Deaton. Well worth reading to capture the essence of what such a rich academic career can involve.

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Angus Deaton Profile

Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, hit the headlines at the weekend, claiming that Marxism could once again become a prominent political force in the West.

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Marx as an Economist - a Curate's Egg!
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The new book from Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes is a terrific short read and one that I highly recommend for sixth form economists interested in the growing debate over inequality...

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Should the Super-Rich Pay for a Universal Basic Income?

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The challenges of being a transition economy - moving from Soviet central planning to a system relying more on market forces - is revealed vividly in this short video from...

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Russia's bitter taste of capitalism
4th April 2018

How To Win A Trade War

FiveThirtyEight has produced this super interactive game using game theory where you can find for yourself whether winning a trade war is as easy as President Trump appears to believe! 

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How To Win A Trade War
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"This is harvesting, not fishing." A memorable quote from this superb documentary from Ed Conway which explores our economic relationships with the oceans and the planet. A decade ago, Charles...

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In Too Deep: The race to save our seas from the Tragedy of the Commons

This abridged chapter from Linda Yueh's new book on The Great Economists focuses on the ideas of Hayek, his criticisms of central planning and belief in the impact of the...

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Linda Yueh on Hayek and his devotion to the free market

Here are some recommended people to follow on social media for their work in development economics and policy - following them will help to give you great contextual examples for...

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Recommended Follows on Development Economics for 2018 Exams

Our friends at Warwick University have sent through details of their new residential summer schools

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Warwick Pre-University Summer School

Do you have some budding economics journalists in your department? The Financial Times and the Bank of England have launched a student blog competition.

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Bank of England and FT Student Economics Blog Competition

A number of new books make it into my personal selection of enrichment and extension reading for A level economists as we head into the Spring.

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Recommended Reading for A Level Economists (Spring 2018)
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I used this superb Authors at Google discussion (recorded in Autumn 2017) when teaching micro-finance and social entrepreneurship. Mohammad Yunus explores how the Grameen Bank has grown into new areas of...

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Mohammed Yunus - A World of Three Zeroes
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Economics for real, economics for good It’s everyday deal, like life in the hood. A fantastic rap put together by students from Queen Ethelburga’s, Thorpe Underwood near York!...

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Economics for real, economics for good It’s everyday deal, like life in the hood​
3rd February 2018

Plastic - A Dirty Business

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Sky News is certainly making an effective contribution to the debate over plastic packaging. There is no such thing as the throwaway society - because plastic waste doesn't go away. 

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Plastic - A Dirty Business

There is some really, really good stuff scheduled in this festival "Rethinking Beveridge for the 21st Century"  Most of it takes place in the week 19-24 February, with a number...

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LSE Festival - Beveridge and the Welfare State

I blogged about the Economic Research Council's annual competition 'Clash of the Titans' back in November.  If you haven't seen the competition yet, then I would highly recommend having a...

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Clash of the Titans - National competition for students of economics
5th January 2018

The Case against GDP

David Pilling has a new book out called the Growth Delusion which chronicles his research into how we have measured and mis-measured the wealth of nations. GDP in particular takes...

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The Case against GDP

New research on the rate of return on different asset classes over the last 150 years published here finds that total returns on residential real estate are on a par with...

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The rate of return on everything

A Nobel Prize-winning economist thinks we’re asking all the wrong questions about inequality. A great read from Professor Angus Deaton of Princeton. 

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Are we asking the wrong questions about inequality?

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