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A look at oligopoly markets - Jamaica Gleaner

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A look at oligopoly markets
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AN OLIGOLOPY market consists of very few firms. In this type of market structure, there are normally barriers to entry as firms cannot enter the market freely.
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Wage Growth Will Halt if Economy Not Restructured, Say Trade Unions - ERR News

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Wage Growth Will Halt if Economy Not Restructured, Say Trade Unions ERR News The current upward pressure on wages as a result of decreased unemployment and workers moving abroad is cutting into profits and will ultimately harm the economy, the...
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Wages in Britain should start rising: BoE's Fisher - GlobalPost

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(Reuters) - Real wages in Britain should start rising, Bank of England policymaker Paul Fisher said in an interview with a local newspaper on Wednesday.
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Notes: Perfect Competition - Economics of Competitive Markets

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Perfect Competition - Economics of Competitive Markets

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Chris Skidmore: parents should veto teacher strikes - Telegraph.co.uk

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Telegraph.co.uk Chris Skidmore: parents should veto teacher strikes Telegraph.co.uk This week, just a few months after joint strike action from the NUT and the NASUWT in the North West, yet more strike action is planned, this time on an even wider...
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Forced labour: Conservative party to force the jobless to work for nothing or ... - Mirror.co.uk

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Economic recovery in doubt as figures show UK workforce produces 20% less ... - The Independent

Economic recovery in doubt as figures show UK workforce produces 20% less ... - The Independent | A2 Micro | Scoop.it
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Collusion, oligopoly and price fixing: Stores 'fixed sports bra prices'

Collusion, oligopoly and price fixing: Stores 'fixed sports bra prices' | A2 Micro | Scoop.it

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) accuses three major department stores of colluding with a manufacturer to fix the price of sports bras.


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QEGSEconomics's curator insight, September 21, 2013 6:56 AM

Good example for A2 lesson this week.

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A2 Micro - Policies to reduce inequality and poverty

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Reducing inequality and poverty, and promoting equity, are important macro-economic objectives.

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The Geography Of The Gender Pay Gap: Women's Earnings By State

The Geography Of The Gender Pay Gap: Women's Earnings By State | A2 Micro | Scoop.it
New Census data shows the national gender pay gap remains stagnant at 77 cents, but on the state level there's beginning to be signs of movement. Here, a look at the latest statistics by the numbers. Who's earning what--and why?
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Liverpool academics vote in favour of strike

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Union members at the University of Liverpool have backed a strike over plans to move non-academic staff on to contracts with new terms and conditions.

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A2 Microeconomics Pricing Power

Revision presentation on aspects of market power - suitable for A2 micro students (My latest upload : A2 Microeconomics Pricing Power on @slideshare http://t.co/y1saYu2c #econ3...)...


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sir linden's curator insight, January 25, 2014 1:25 PM

ECON3 - EFFICIENCY 

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Real Hourly Minimum Wages Around The World

Real Hourly Minimum Wages Around The World | A2 Micro | Scoop.it
Australia might have the highest hourly minimum wage in the world, but it’s also one of the most expensive places in the world to live. $16 in Austr

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Raechelle Landers's curator insight, September 23, 2013 4:50 PM

This is a great infographic for a global comparison of minimum wage. 

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A2 Micro - Labour Market Failure and Racial Pay Disparity: Young black men hit by sharp rise in unemployment

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TUC report ahead of official unemployment figures finds more than a quarter of black 16 to 24-year-olds are out of work

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A Tale of Two Cities? London's economic success does not seem to have translated into lower rates of poverty or inequality

A Tale of Two Cities? London's economic success does not seem to have translated into lower rates of poverty or inequality | A2 Micro | Scoop.it
Ruth Lupton and colleagues at LSE’s Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) have recently published a research report examining changing prosperity, poverty and inequality in London during t...
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When is Price Discrimination Effective? - Wiglaf Journal

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When is Price Discrimination Effective?
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If customers are able to purchase a service or product for less than the top amount they would part ways with for the item in question, we call the money they “saved” their consumer surplus.
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Postal staff to go on strike - The Independent

Postal staff to go on strike - The Independent | A2 Micro | Scoop.it
The Guardian Postal staff to go on strike The Independent "The strike and the continuing sales ban activity will continue into the Christmas period unless management see sense and negotiate a fair deal for Crown office staff." The union said the...
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A2 Micro - Labour Market: Osborne in 'work for benefits' plan

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People out of work for more than two years will have to go on work placements in return for their benefits, under changes being unveiled by the chancellor.

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Crackdown on trade union powers and perks to be unveiled at Tory Party conference

Crackdown on trade union powers and perks to be unveiled at Tory Party conference | A2 Micro | Scoop.it
New laws cracking down on trade union perks and powers will be signalled this weekend at the Tory conference, the Standard  has learned. (Tories are going to announce a 'crackdown' on trade unions at their conference.
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Arturo Vidal could treble his wages in England, Spain or France - the ...

Arturo Vidal could treble his wages in England, Spain or France - the ... | A2 Micro | Scoop.it
The Italian league's inability to compete financially is all too clear, with the world's top earners no longer considering the campionato as a viable option. ANALYSIS By Kris Voakes. The Serie A pay figures published in La ...
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'More poverty in working households'

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There is more poverty in working households in Wales than in non-working ones, especially in rural areas, claims a study by a leading research charity.
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Watch the growth of U.S. income inequality with this animated map

The Deep South, as well as New York and California, saw the fastest growth in income inequality over time. (Watch the growth of U.S.
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Video games drive spike in music composer employment

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Music composition is one of the fastest-growing jobs in the U.S., and its recent spike can be largely attributed to the video game industry, according to research conducted by GameSoundCon.
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The benefits of being well endowed: Wealth inequality in higher ...

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Affluence at top US private universities has had profound consequences on tertiary education and increased the competitive challenges to public schools in the UK and US. Looking at the London School of Economics, Dennis ...
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MRP: Why Real Madrid think that even €100m for Gareth Bale is not silly money

MRP: Why Real Madrid think that even €100m for Gareth Bale is not silly money | A2 Micro | Scoop.it

David Conn: The Tottenham midfielder's world-record transfer fee has been slammed as unjustifiable, but to Europe's top clubs big signings are about more than just football


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