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Key Macro Topics to Revise for June 2017

Geoff Riley

17th May 2017

Here are some of the key macro topics that I would want my own students to revise for the summer 2017 exams. They are not exam board specific but intended to cover a range of important current topics that might be the focus of a longer essay question.

  1. Benefits and costs of globalisation especially for developing countries - click here
  2. Pros and cons of free trade for one or more countries - click here
  3. Pros and cons of protectionism (including non-tariff barriers) - click here
  4. Brexit - UK and the EU - costs and benefits of leaving the EU - click here
  5. Benefits and costs of an exchange rate depreciation - click here
  6. Evaluating floating versus managed/fixed exchange rates - click here
  7. Causes and consequences of a current account deficit - click here
  8. Economic implications of deflation - click here
  9. Evaluating the effects of continued fiscal policy austerity - click here
  10. Assessing the effects of changes in taxation on aggregate demand and supply - click here
  11. Evaluating the effects of nearly a decade of low interest rates and quantitative easing - click here
  12. Evaluating recent regulations/reforms of financial markets affecting commercial banks - click here
  13. Importance of supply-side policies to improve competitiveness - click here
  14. Analysis and evaluation of the causes and effects of falling unemployment - click here
  15. Evaluating whether growth should be the main objective for developing countries - click here
  16. Alternatives to GDP per capita as a measure of living standards / economic wellbeing - click here
  17. Evaluating the economic policies that might be used to reduce inequality - click here
  18. Evaluating the performance of countries inside the Euro Zone - click here
  19. Assessing barriers to development - click here
  20. Overview of the key indicators and performance of the UK economy - click here

UK Economy Revision Special - State of the Economy (May 2017)

UK Economy Revision Special - State of the Economy (May 2017)​​

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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