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13th November 2018

Why have so many pubs closed?

Back in the mists of time, an exam Data Response question looked at whether the government should intervene to protect Britain's pubs from closure. This is the perfect example of...

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Why have so many pubs closed?

There has been lots of interest in this new research from Oxford University which makes the claim that a health tax on red and processed meat could prevent more than 220,000...

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Optimum “health tax” for meat calculated

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The Royal Society for Public Health has released a fascinating report on Britain's High Streets, naming Grimsby as the unhealthiest and Edinburgh as the healthiest.

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Britain's 'unhealthiest' High Street revealed

This WHO clip looks at the impact of air pollution on the health of the world's children. It is estimated that 1.8 billion children breathe polluted air, equivalent to 9 out of 10...

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Air pollution is the new tobacco

The media seems full of gloom at the moment. Chaos over Brexit, Saudi Arabia, potential nuclear escalation between America and Russia, you name it, it is there.

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Technology has improved living standards by more than we think
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
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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

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

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