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This Larry Elliott article highlights the external costs of the pandemic, arguing that these weren't factored in to assessments of the costs of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. He focuses in...

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The Singapore story: how has Singapore grown so rapidly, overtaking the UK and the US in terms of per capita GDP? This Bloomberg clip highlights how its location, and the classic approach of moving...

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Torsten Bell with his weekly nugget in the Observer, and a lovely example of the concept of opportunity cost, as revealed by analysis of public spending on police stations. Apparently, for every...

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This Business Insider video looks at the rise of the latest on-trend shoe brand, Hoka, the producer of an increasingly prominent sports shoe. Within just over a decade of its creation, the brand...

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This lengthy FT video clip looks at whether an employee-owned retail business, like John Lewis, can continue to thrive in an increasingly competitive retail market. But not only is the external...

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Kenneth Rogoff writes an interesting piece here about the diminishing ability of government debt to help offer macroeconomic stability at a time of higher interest rates.

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This BBC news clip looks at competition in the electric car market, with China leading the way, arguably because of high levels of government support. This clip looks at the concerns of the US and...

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The centrality of the fundamental economic problem - scarcity - is illustrated by this Reuters clip looking at increased competition for land in the American mid-West. Increasingly, high quality...

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Is Brexit accelerating the shift in UK trade towards services rather than goods? New data published by the ONS on UK trade shows that UK export growth has become increasingly dominated by services...

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Criticism of the forecasting techniques of the Bank of England has come in an independent report into its operation, courtesy of the former Chair of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke. Not only has...

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Next month sees the 25th anniversary of the introduction of the National Minimum Wage, although it's now called the National Living Wage, and this article looks at what it's achieved.

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This video looks at the latest rankings published in the 2024 Human Development Report. You can also download the accompanying powerpoint.

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This BBC clip looks at the impact of air pollution on the Thai economy, noting that 10 million Thais have sought treatment for pollution-related diseases. The problem is that Thai air quality is...

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Lots of interesting little contributory factors to economic development in this IFC clip: female participation - and their importance to the labour force, food security and the returns to...

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An excellent four minute clip looking at the economic and human cost of air pollution in South Asia which causes an estimated 2 million premature deaths each year and reduces life expectancy by...

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This World Bank clip looks at the lack of foundational skills in Thailand, a middle income country, noting that a lack of literacy and basic digital skills means that some people lack human...

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Here is a short video looking at what happened to the UK economy in 2023. We cover inflation, growth, unemployment, interest rates, migration, fiscal deficit and debt and some others as well. The...

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Here is a selection of new shorts on economies and diseconomies of scale.

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The Resolution Foundation has published new research assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the UK economy. This short YouTube clip provides a timely summary of their work.

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Proof here of the unequal distributional effects of the pandemic, with the NIESR reporting that the poorest won't see their living standards recover to pre-pandemic levels until 2027.

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