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New Resources on Development Economics

Geoff Riley

9th March 2023

Five new videos have been added to our Development Economics playlist. This includes revision blast videos on debt relief and the economics of buffer stock schemes.

Development Economics - Does Microfinance Encourage Development?

Microfinance refers to the provision of financial services, such as loans, savings, and insurance, to individuals and small businesses who are typically excluded from traditional banking services – sometimes known as the “unbankable”. This video looks at some of the benefits and limitations of micro-finance.

Development Economics - What is the Lewis Turning Point?

This short topic video looks at the Lewis Turning Point. The Lewis Turning Point refers to the point at which a traditional agricultural economy transitions to a modern industrial economy

Country Focus: Estonia and Free Market Policies

In this country focus video, we look at the Baltic State of Estonia. Estonia joined the European Union in 2004. It is a good example of a country that has adopted a broadly-defined free market approach to economic growth and development.

Economic Development - Does Debt Relief promote Development?

This topic revision video looks at the arguments for and against different forms of debt relief as a support for economic growth and development in poorer countries.

Economic Development - Does Debt Relief promote Development?

Economic Development - Do Buffer Stocks Work?

This revision video looks at the advantages and limitations of buffer stocks as a strategy to stabilise prices and support incomes for farmers in poorer countries.

Economic Development - Do Buffer Stocks Work?

There are loads more study resources on economic development here

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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