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Economics Weekly Quiz - 25 May 2018

Linda Yueh reflects on some of the key challenges facing globalisation in this highly relevant article for Year 13 Economists. 

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Linda Yueh: Globalisation under challenge!

An interesting story today, arguing that the government's clean air targets for cars are actually too lax, and compared with some nations initiatives, this would seem to be the case.

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Are Britain's clean car goals sufficiently ambitious?

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Google is revamping their You Tube music service to take on Spotify. 85% of You Tube users listen to music for free so can they successfully get people to pay for...

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You Tube Music takes on Spotify and Apple

The excellent Gwyn Topham-Hatt writes in the Observer, highlighting the reason why the Virgin East Coast rail franchise collapsed. The company worked on the basis that passenger numbers were expected...

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Why the East Coast rail franchise imploded

Reservation prices (how much would you need to be paid to give up Facebook for a month) and consumer surplus from Instagram - some wonderful applied micro here for economics...

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Instagram, Facebook and Consumer Surplus!

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Economics Weekly Quiz - 11 May 2018
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Yesterday the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced that the East Coast main line was to be taken back into public ownership. The FT have released a fantastic video that asks...

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Why did we sell off the railways?

The Windrush scandal still bubbles away.  The bureaucrats in the Home Office are being condemned for their harsh behaviour.  But they are simply reacting in a way entirely compatible with...

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Unintended consequences of setting targets

It can be very hard to measure the impact of government spending on healthcare, and the effect that it has on the living standards in a country. New data from...

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Development economics - measuring life expectancy

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Economics Weekly Quiz - 11 May 2018

Lots of coverage as you would expect about the state of the Argentinian economy, with news that the central bank has raised interest rates three in a week, rates leaping...

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Argentina raises interest rates to 40 percent

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Economics Weekly Quiz - 4 May 2018
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Students who are analysing causes of the UK productivity puzzle may like to consider the statistics relating to 'presenteeism' as a possible cause.

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'Presenteeism' contributing to UK productivity puzzle

It can be hard to find concrete examples of some of the constraints on development which give evidence of the economic impact of lack of years in schooling, and the...

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Constraints on development, and injuries to young workers

Energy prices are once again in the news.  British Gas is going to put up the price of its dual furl tariff by an average of 5.5 per cent at the...

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Unintended consequences of the rise in solar power

The consumption of alcohol is a favourite topic for A level students who are discussing de-merit goods.  Those looking to make their government solution policies a little more sophisticated may...

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Alcohol Consumption Rates in the UK - a quick quiz!

This could be one of those mega-mergers in the UK retail sector that sends huge ripples through the industry and will be the gift that keeps on giving for economics...

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Sainsbury's and Asda set for giant retail merger
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Skilled trades can earn six figure salaries these days - this video from BBC London meets some people who have eschewed the academic path to take advantage of well paid,...

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Skilled professionals can now earn six figure salaries

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Economics Weekly Quiz - 20 April 2018

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