Cost Benefit Analysis - Is it worth having kids?
It's often said that economists know the price of everything and the value of nothing. So watching this clip might confirm you in that view. However, if you're able to get over that concern, you'll...
The Death of Globalisation?
Ideal enrichment and extension for Year 13 Economists. Professor Ian Goldin from the Oxford Martin School explores globalisation, and asks how far the world is fragmenting politically and...
Wonderful examples of cross-industry innovations
This is one of those twitter streams that arrives once in a while and provides a veritable gold-mine of interesting examples of when industries draw on ideas from others to fast-forward the...
Tim Harford - Understand The Economy (BBC Radio)
Understand the Economy is a wonderful series on BBC Radio 4 presented by Tim Harford (Economics author aka 'The Undercover Economist' & FT Weekend Magazine Economics writer). So far there have...
The Energy Crisis - What can 1973 teach us?
In this brilliant short video, the Economist looks at the impact of the war in the Ukraine on global energy markets seeking to draw parallels between this and the OPEC oil price shocks of 40 years...
Knowledge, Prosperity and Economic Complexity: How are They Connected?
Ricardo Hausmann is the founder and Director of Harvard’s Growth Lab and this one hour lecture recorded at the Sante Fe Institute in June 2022 is truly superb. I showed it to my Year 13 economists...
Global Economy - Are we in the New Age of Autarky?
This looks and sounds like superb enrichment listening for Year 13 economists. In a new BBC series, Ben Chu asks why nations are turning away from globalisation and seeking self-sufficiency.
Understand The Economy with Tim Harford
Tim Harford is back with a new series that seems beautifully pitched for introductory economics. From inflation to GDP, from the stock exchange to bonds, Tim Harford goes back to basics to explain...
Edible Economics - A Hungry Economist Explains the World
When the economist Ha-Joon Chang arrived in Britain in the eighties, he was struck by how bland and homogeneous the British diet was. But it wasn’t just the food – in mainstream economic thinking...
The global rise of solar power seems unstoppable, and in the Indian desert, a new solar power farm at Bhadla Park has the capacity to generate significant electricity.
Fixing inequality and insecurity in the USA
James K.Galbraith argues in this piece published in the Guardian that the United States economy has for too longer fostered inequality and reduce the poorest in society to a state of near-penury...
Stagnation Nation - In Work Poverty, Inequality and Fragility in the face of Economic Shocks
A new report “Stagnation Nation” argues that a combination of low productivity & inequality has left average UK households £8800 worse off than people in five comparative countries.
70 Years On - the UK still looks for an Economic Miracle
Larry Elliott has written what amounts to a short economic history of Britain under Queen Elizabeth.
What are national insurance contributions?
National Insurance Contributions are rising in April 2022. Since being announced, opinion has been divided on whether this is the best mechanism for the government to raise revenue.
The Decade The Rich Won
Many Economics teachers are flagging this up as a great series to watch - now available on the BBC iPlayer.
Cambridge Marshall Society Economics Conference - February 2022
We are pleased to alert teachers and students to news of the planned conference being run by the Marshall Society at Cambridge.
ECO - Free Magazine from the Economics Observatory
The opening edition of ECO - a magazine published and made freely available by @EconObservatory is a terrific read.
Contestable markets - why is digital so disruptive?
In the 2021 Royal Economic Society Annual Public Lecture, Professor Diane Coyle explores some of the "winner takes all characteristics" of many of the superstar digital businesses.
Head Start Reading and Watching for A Level Economics
Here are some suggestions for reading and wider preparation to give you a head start in your A Level Economics studies.
This piece from David Pilling, FT Africa Correspondent and author of 'The Growth Delusion' is a brilliant read for anyone wanting a deeper understanding of competitive advantage.
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