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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This is a ToK-style article looking at the fact that Ireland is seemingly the most productive country in the world, and yet people wonder whether this is actually 'true' or not?

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Here is an excellent article in the Guardian with a Canadian academic, Louis-Philippe Rochon highlighting the arbitrary nature of the 2% inflation target. Remarkably, nearly 60 countries have...

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25th January 2024

What is Glocalisation?

Although rumours of the death of globalisation are "greatly exaggerated", it seems to be the case that economies have moved away from seeing it as a panacea, and retrenching in the sense that...

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This World Bank video clip looks at how the organisation has helped make the provision of education more resilient, with schools increasingly designed to withstand extreme weather incidents. This...

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The article looks at how economist James Meadway, and his Macrodose podcast are looking at the negative externalities of climate change and extreme weather events through a more inclusive lens.

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As a 50-year old economist, it seems odd to be writing that Germany is the "sick man of Europe" but it seems that this is where we are. The German economy is growing at a slower rate than the UK,...

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Aldi and Lidl continue to enjoy rapid sales growth in the UK as price-conscious consumers look for better value alternatives. Their climbing market share - driven by numerous new store openings -...

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The Financial Times has this excellent in-depth video exploring some of the bank failures that happened in 2023 and casting a critical eye on the wider fragility of the banking system as we head...

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A good example here of the negative externalities of climate change and the problems associated with common access resources, with overfishing harming Texas oyster farmers. As a result, of the...

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The Resolution Foundation has published new research indicating that so-called Generation Y adults are worse off than their predecessors, earning less, and struggling to afford property in the UK,...

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The Wall Street Journal has looked at the rise of Aldi in the US, highlighting the ways that the German discounter has become the fastest growing chain.

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This eight minute video from Bloomberg News is ideal support for teachers and students covering Globalisation and indeed de-globalisation as part of their Year 13 Macroeconomics. It introduces us...

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We make 50 billion shoes per year, and nearly all of them end up in landfill. This Business Insider clip looks at the recyclability of sports shoes, and the difficulties in doing this.

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This Joseph Rowntree Foundation clip looks at how far Universal Credit stretches for low income families, noting that for many of them, it doesn't even cover the cost of essential items. And that...

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This FT clip celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative being launched by China, and whether or not its been successful or not.

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Ed Conway and the team at Sky have produced this brilliant piece of in-depth journalism that articulates the structural problems and myriad failures of the water and sewage system in the UK. It is...

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This Bloomberg clip looks at the state of the Pakistani economy, highlighting the problems that the country faces, and how it has lagged behind its neighbour India. Pakistan's 36% inflation has...

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It is perhaps ionic that Faisal Islam should chose to illustrate a story about under-investment in the UK with Milton Keynes. The reality is that the UK's under-investment is as old as the 1960s city.

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One of my former students insisted on including infrastructure in all of his macro (and many micro) exam essays. The reasoning was intuitive and persuasive, namely that better infrastructure can...

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