In the latest of our regular updates on the UK, we bring you up to speed to what is happening with growth, inflation, jobs and interest rates. The Bank of England is now forecasting a shallower...

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Economics is fundamentally about how to best use scarce resources. This BBC video clip from "Click" looks at how we can recycle water, increasing sustainability, with Dutch company Hydroloop at the...

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This sort of thing is seen by many as peripheral - and in one sense it is - but in another it's a fundamental problem with current labour markets, and may contribute to rising in-work poverty....

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A nation close to my heart, where many friends still live; the fate of Sri Lanka will always affect me, and the latest Newsnight coverage of the island's financial crisis is salutary.

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Ryanair has grown rapidly to become one of Europe's largest passenger airlines. In this short study video we look at some of the factors that help explain the rapid expansion of revenues and (until...

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I used this short video clip from Give Directly when discussing pro-poor development strategies and measures designed to overcome the savings-investment gap.

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In our new study video we look at some of the reasons why the UK retailer Tesco makes consistently high profits.

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Here is a lovely example of the circular economy with the use of waste plastics to construct a polyfloss plastic that can serve as insulation to keep the most basic refuge shelters warm.

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The slowing birth rate in Japan poses a significant supply-side threat to the economic fortunes of a nation not renowned for it's ability to assimilate immigrants.

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There has been a flurry of business and economic policy stories floating around recently. Here is a quick take on them plus links for student reading.

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Nouriel Roubini - aka Dr Doom - has never knowingly been overly optimistic; at least he's consistent here, arguing that the super-elite at Davos seem to be blind to the extent of the mega-threats...

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This excellent video clip from the Economist looks at regional inequality and the theory behind levelling up. I think that the first truth spoken is the fact that the political classes have no idea...

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Some interesting articles have appeared in recent days about the squeeze on real wages and the growing incidence of working poverty.

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Business Insider looks at so-called 'superfoods' in this half hour clip looking at how the production of three commodities - açaí,, avocado and durian fruit - are not as straightforward as they...

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Some great applied macro from the Guardian and BBC news in recent days. Here is a selection of articles to enjoy as we head into what promises to be a tough New Year on many fronts. The article...

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The UK housing market has defied economic gravity for many years now, but 2023 is likely to be a period when average property prices drop. In this short video, I explore four reasons to expect a...

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The data for the 2022 Human Development Index is now available and Switzerland has overtaken Norway to claim top spot in this composite indicator of development. However, for the second year in a...

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The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee have published a report looking at the state of the UK economy, noting that the loss of half a million workers from the UK economy poses an existential...

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Students need to have a clear understanding of the different types and causes of unemployment. Cyclical (or demand-deficient) unemployment is one of them. In this short revision video, we look at...

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Fears of price deflation now seem a distant memory with CPI inflation in the UK economy climbing to 11% during 2022. Students often confuse disinflation with deflation, so we have produced a quick...

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