Posts from the ‘Economics’ Category

Unit 2: Supply side policy in Nigeria

June 23rd, 2013 at 4:55 pm by Blogger Bryn

From Aljazeera

http://bcove.me/ul7s3n33

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Unit 1: China’s new carbon trading sceme

June 21st, 2013 at 6:13 pm by Blogger Bryn

Details from the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22932816# and
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22931899#
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/22947197# video

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Unit 2: The work programme; a supply side policy

June 21st, 2013 at 6:08 pm by Blogger Bryn

Will it work? This report suggests the outlook isn’t too good

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22982321#

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Unit 2: Rising consumption to increase China’s economic growth?

June 21st, 2013 at 6:03 pm by Blogger Bryn

So it would seem from this BBC clip

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22961571#

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Unit 1: Negative externalities suffered by Singapore

June 19th, 2013 at 9:28 pm by Blogger Bryn

An unexpected story from the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22961572

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22997880#

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22998592#

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22999205#

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Unit 1: Less information failuure in the processed food market?

June 19th, 2013 at 9:21 pm by Blogger Bryn

Maybe, if this new packaging labelling system takes off

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22964581  video

http://news.sky.com/story/1105440/major-uk-supermarkets-launch-new-food-labels

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Unit 1: Workers leaving Saudi Arabia: Decreasing potential output

June 15th, 2013 at 9:40 pm by Blogger Bryn

Nice story from the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22903455#

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Unit 2: Low taxes: a supply side policy to attract inward investment

June 14th, 2013 at 8:38 pm by Blogger Bryn

The Irish story

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/22900671#

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Unit 2: Why is the rupee depreciating?

June 14th, 2013 at 8:35 pm by Blogger Bryn

Nice clip from the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22883816#

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Unit 2: Falling real disposable incomes in the UK

June 14th, 2013 at 8:16 pm by Blogger Bryn

Great reports from Ch4 and BBC on the link between unemployment and falling real wages

http://www.channel4.com/news/wages-institute-for-fiscal-studies-recession-downturn

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22880983#

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Unit 2: Investment in the UK

June 14th, 2013 at 8:09 pm by Blogger Bryn

Great example of private sector infrastructure investment in the London Gateway super port (thanks to tutor2u for pointing out this FT video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mZ7NkJMWLtg#at=113

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Unit 2: Government infrastructure spending in China

June 11th, 2013 at 9:04 pm by Blogger Bryn

A huge desalination plant is an example of capital spending by Government

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22851529#

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Unit 2: Low taxation; a supply side policy in Singapore

June 11th, 2013 at 9:01 pm by Blogger Bryn

Interesting clip from the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22850740#

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Unit 1: Negative externalities from mining in India

June 8th, 2013 at 6:04 pm by Blogger Bryn

As ever, the poor get shafted

http://bcove.me/mi6b1fxx

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Unit 2: Tariffs and retaliation: China v EU trade war?

June 8th, 2013 at 5:40 pm by Blogger Bryn

The EU tariffs on Chinese solar panels have provoked a retaliatory response

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22456231 solar panels

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22793186 wine

background from

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22780266

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Unit 1: Information failure in the painkiller market

June 2nd, 2013 at 9:35 pm by Blogger Bryn

Interesting report from the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22713043#

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Unit 1: The smoking ban in public places spreads to Russia

June 2nd, 2013 at 9:12 pm by Blogger Bryn

…according to the BBC, but will it work

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22726284#

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Unit 2: Unemployment and youth unemployment data for the EU

June 2nd, 2013 at 9:02 pm by Blogger Bryn

…is bleak

http://www.channel4.com/news/youth-unemployment-spikes-across-Europe

…as is the effect on young Greeks

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22726231#

and young Irish

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22698740#

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Unit 1: The supply curve for sugar

May 22nd, 2013 at 8:55 pm by Blogger Bryn

Great clip from the BBC explaining how Cuban sugar mills are being restarted as the world price of sugar has risen

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-22620566#

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Unit 1: Productive efficiency in the container shipping market

May 17th, 2013 at 8:56 pm by Blogger Bryn

Container ships just seem to get bigger and bigger!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22568123#

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Unit 1: Should the age for buying alcohol be increased to 21?

May 16th, 2013 at 6:00 pm by Blogger Bryn

A nice post from economicshelp with good evaluation and alternative policy

http://www.economicshelp.org/blog/36/society/legal-drinking-age/

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Unit 1: The start of a market economy in Cuba?

May 14th, 2013 at 11:56 am by Blogger Bryn

The changes announced by the Cuban government begin to take effect, as seen in this clip from Aljazeera

http://bcove.me/vgmouy97

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Unit 2: The Scottish Borders railway line: Government (infrastructure) spending with supply side effects

May 14th, 2013 at 8:20 am by Blogger Bryn

A nice clip from the BBC with lots of economic ideas tied up in it

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-22510460#

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Unit 2: Tax relief for movie production

May 11th, 2013 at 10:09 pm by Blogger Bryn

A successful supply side policy according to this post from tutor2u

http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/economics/comments/positive-indicators-for-the-uk-economy-may-the-force-be-with-us

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Unit 2: Macroeconomic data update

May 11th, 2013 at 10:06 pm by Blogger Bryn

…..from tutor2u

http://www.slideshare.net/tutor2u/a2-as-revision-uk-economy

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Unit 1: Firm fines £50,000 for water pollution

May 11th, 2013 at 10:41 am by Blogger Bryn

One of the issues with regulation is enforcement; any fine for breaking the law has to be large enough to discourage others from breaking the law……like this one

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-22477788

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Unit 1: Does graffiti lead to positive or negative externalities?

May 10th, 2013 at 6:02 pm by Blogger Bryn

Interesting video from Aljazeera

http://bcove.me/u0hhbv7n

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Unit 2: Protectionism from the EU: Tariffs on Chinese solar panels

May 10th, 2013 at 5:56 pm by Blogger Bryn

An interesting story from the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22456231 video
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22445640# article

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Unit 2: Australia cuts interest rates

May 7th, 2013 at 5:33 pm by Blogger Bryn

Interesting BBC article explaining why Australia’s central bank has cut interest rates

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22430652#

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Unit 2: Policies to reduce unemployment

May 4th, 2013 at 1:35 pm by Blogger Bryn

Thanks to tutor2u for this slideshare presentation

http://www.slideshare.net/tutor2u/policies-to-reduce-unemployment

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Unit 2: Why a cut in interest rates may not stimulate investment by firms

May 2nd, 2013 at 9:18 pm by Blogger Bryn

Great evaluation from this BBC clip

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22378705#

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Unit 2: The continuing decline of the Spanish economy

April 30th, 2013 at 5:03 pm by Blogger Bryn

….as reported by the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22349004#

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Unit 1: EU intervention in the pesticide market because of negative externality effects on bees

April 29th, 2013 at 8:34 pm by Blogger Bryn

But, not everyone agrees with the restrictions: A case of information failure in the market?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22338755# video
http://news.sky.com/story/1084470/bees-european-union-forces-pesticides-ban article

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Unit 2: What is GDP?

April 29th, 2013 at 8:26 pm by Blogger Bryn

Nice, simple explanation from the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22290374

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Unit 1: Scotland bans cigarette displays

April 28th, 2013 at 1:42 pm by Blogger Bryn

….and so comes in to line with the rest of the Uk according to this BBC clip. It also highlights the problem of introducing laws and regulations, namely that their has to be sufficien enforcement

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-22328177#

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Unit 2: Fantastic data links

April 27th, 2013 at 10:18 pm by Blogger Bryn

….from economicshelp

http://www.economicshelp.org/blog/7401/economics/tips-on-using-ons-data/

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Unit 2: Inflation revision

April 27th, 2013 at 10:54 am by Blogger Bryn

A post with data and links to a lot more from tutor2u

http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/economics/comments/unit-2-macro-inflation-april-2013-update?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economics_news+%28tutor2u+Economics+Blog%29#When:13:35:03Z

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Units 1 & 2: Key terms glossaries

April 26th, 2013 at 9:10 pm by Blogger Bryn

…from tutor2u, BUT MY STUDENTS SHOULD BE WARY OF USING THEM AS THEY MAY NOT BE WHAT OCR REQUIRE!!!!!!

http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/economics/comments/as-and-a2-key-term-glossaries

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Unit 1: Fake bomb detectors: Information failure in markets

April 26th, 2013 at 9:08 pm by Blogger Bryn

Thanks to tutor2u for this summary of the story

http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/economics/comments/unit-1-micro-information-failure-fraudulent-selling?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economics_news+%28tutor2u+Economics+Blog%29#When:11:15:37Z

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Unit 2: The costs of 27% unemployment in Spain

April 25th, 2013 at 8:56 pm by Blogger Bryn

As reported by the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21323642

and Aljazeera

http://bcove.me/k1hudxwk

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Unit 2: UK Economy update

April 22nd, 2013 at 9:14 pm by Blogger Bryn

…courtesy of tutor2u

http://www.slideshare.net/tutor2u/a2-as-revision-uk-economy

http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/files/State_of_the_UK_Economy_April_2013.pdf

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Unit 2: Rising unemployment and constant inflation

April 17th, 2013 at 8:52 pm by Blogger Bryn

…according to the BBC and the latest data, but the picture isn’t that clear

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22191013# unemployment
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22176211# inflation

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Unit 1:Problems with the EU tradable permits scheme

April 17th, 2013 at 8:48 pm by Blogger Bryn

Thanks to tutor2u for this summary of the current problems with the scheme

http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/economics/comments/unit-1-micro-carbon-trading-scheme-in-crisis?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economics_news+%28tutor2u+Economics+Blog%29#When:17:00:30Z

and this

http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/economics/comments/unit-1-micro-carbon-trading-scheme-in-crisis?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economics_news+%28tutor2u+Economics+Blog%29#When:17:00:03Z

…and this video clip from the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22218733#

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Unit 1: Negative externalities from illegal gold mining in Nigeria

April 12th, 2013 at 9:43 pm by Blogger Bryn

I’ve highlighted this problem in an earlier post from Aljazeera. Unfortunately, it appears that things have got no better since then, according to the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-22128957#

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Unit 1: Shale gas developments in China

April 12th, 2013 at 10:47 am by Blogger Bryn

Nice clip from the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22076969#

a) What positive and negative externalities would be associtaed with exploiting these shale gas reserves?

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Unit 2: Investment: Revision

April 8th, 2013 at 8:14 pm by Blogger Bryn

Thanks to tutor2u

http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/economics/comments/unit-2-macro-investment-in-uk-economy-remains-low

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Unit 1: Evaluating government intervention in the alcohol market

April 8th, 2013 at 8:12 pm by Blogger Bryn

A post with good links from tutor2u

http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/economics/comments/unit-1-micro-evaluating-government-intervention-alcohol-pricing?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economics_news+%28tutor2u+Economics+Blog%29#When:19:06:54Z

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Unit 2: Monetary policy/Interest rates: Revision

April 7th, 2013 at 9:58 am by Blogger Bryn

Thanks to tutor2u

http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/economics/comments/unit-2-macro-revision-on-interest-rates#extended

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Unit 1: Rising food prices are on the way

April 6th, 2013 at 9:26 pm by Blogger Bryn

…aacording to Sky news

http://news.sky.com/story/1074634/food-prices-set-to-soar-after-big-freeze

a) Using S&D diagrams, explain why food prices are set to rise

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Unit 1: Do some pesticides have negative externalities associated with their use?

April 5th, 2013 at 9:54 pm by Blogger Bryn

The evidence seems to show that they may be linked to the decline of bees in Britain

http://bcove.me/km5vp157 Aljazeera
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22037200 BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22042370 BBC

a) Should the government act in the pesticide market? If so, how?

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