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Google Science Fair 2013

Google Science Fair 2013 | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
It's your turn to change the world
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Thought pretty much everyone would know about this, but it seems that is not the case.  How about making a social experiment in Economics?  Perhaps having to do with psycology and learning?

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How to Tuesday: Nailing Skype Interview by Professor Michelle Tillis Lederman | NYU Wasserman Center Blog

How to Tuesday: Nailing Skype Interview by Professor Michelle Tillis Lederman | NYU Wasserman Center Blog | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
The NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development Official Blog
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Great for all the Y13s interviewing through Skype over the next few weeks...
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Fracking is Now the No. 2 Contributor to Global Warming in the U.S.

Fracking is Now the No. 2 Contributor to Global Warming in the U.S. | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
These gas and oil companies are fracking out of control.
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Have been wanting to post something from Vice for ages.  Sweet.

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Myanmar's exchange rates close to unified: sources

Myanmar's exchange rates close to unified: sources | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
The gap between exchange rates offered by the black market and official money changers has narrowed.
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Watching this unfold is just fascinating.  I can't wait to go and check it out...

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Mr Threlfall's curator insight, February 18, 2013 10:20 PM

Might be interesting for year 11's looking at exchange rates at the moment.

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Podcast: James Rickards on Currency Wars - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Podcast: James Rickards on Currency Wars - Wall Street Journal (blog) | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
Podcast: James Rickards on Currency Wars Wall Street Journal (blog) Investors and economists concerned about the current central bank battle to weaken their currencies might want to get comfortable, because this so-called “currency war” isn't...
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Excellent.

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Mr Threlfall's curator insight, February 18, 2013 10:21 PM

Year 11 listen to this. It will help you with your articles.

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Currency war could cause lasting damage to world economy

Currency war could cause lasting damage to world economy | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
Mohamed el-Erian: In order for some currencies to depreciate, others must appreciate - here is where things get interesting, complex, and potentially dangerous
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Cranbrook Economics's curator insight, January 27, 2013 1:29 PM

Hopefully this will refresh you year 13's into thinking about Exchange Rates and Currency issues from our pre-Unit 3 studies in September. Remember how significant Exchange Rates are to a countries trade balance (X-M) and how a country, if it wished and operated a Managed Exchange Rate, could intervene to make it exports artificially more compeitive. Have a read!!!

Graham Watson's curator insight, January 28, 2013 3:54 PM

An essential article to help you understand the nature of global trade and the influence of exchange rates on trade. The whole question of exchange rate manipulation is examined as are the dire consequences of a trade war.

Mr Livingstone's BUSS4 External Environment's curator insight, February 24, 2013 10:41 AM

low currency means more competitvely priced exports.. Boost GDP!

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A Manifesto for Growth - the LSE Growth Commission Report

On Thursday 31st of January 2013, the long-awaited LSE Growth Commission Report was published and launched in London.

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Totally valuable reading, summarised here by Tutor2u, with a link to the report online.

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Argentina: IMF acts on inflation

Argentina: IMF acts on inflation | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
So, it finally did it. After a series of warnings, the International Monetary Fund has issued a declaration of censure against Argentina over its faulty inflation and GDP data. It’s an unprecedented step.
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That and this, both released concurrently, both on the Beyond BRICS blog at the FT -- this about Brazil and it's inflation problems... looks like things are heating up in South America!  http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2013/01/23/brazil-inflation-what-a-shocker/#axzz2Jt2I4QkN

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Excellent UCAS Advice from Tutor2u

Excellent UCAS Advice from Tutor2u | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
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Geoff Riley's interesting and well assembled UCAS advice.  Applicable for all social sciences, and applications in general, but particularly apt for students applying to Economics in the UK.

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Mr Threlfall's curator insight, February 4, 2013 2:17 AM

Read this Year 12. It answers every question you might have on University Economics.

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US backs washing machine duties

US backs washing machine duties | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
US trade authorities approve imposing duties on washing machines from Korea and Mexico that it believes are subsidised or sold too cheaply.

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, January 27, 2013 1:59 PM

Protectionism justified apparently by allegations of dumping by South Korean manufacturers - who wins and who loses from this intervention?

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Central banks walk inflation’s razor edge - FT.com

Central banks walk inflation’s razor edge - FT.com | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
The exteriors of major central banks may be solid marble and doric columns, but inside, monetary policy remains a work in progress.
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Good little article this... beautifully written.  It explains the removal from politics necessary for Central Banks.  

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Where we loan money

Where we loan money | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
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Pretty cool graphic of where the money goes/comes from...

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China's Inflation Accelerates as Chill Boosts Food Prices - Bloomberg

China's Inflation Accelerates as Chill Boosts Food Prices - Bloomberg | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
IBTimes.co.uk China's Inflation Accelerates as Chill Boosts Food Prices Bloomberg China's inflation accelerated more than forecast to a seven-month high as the nation's coldest winter in 28 years pushed up vegetable prices, a pickup that may limit...

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Interesting, especially with respect to Q4b of 2006, a question about exchange rate change being caused by or as the result of inflation...

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Pound land: Derelict houses in Liverpool to be sold for just £1 - Telegraph

Pound land: Derelict houses in Liverpool to be sold for just £1 - Telegraph | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
Liverpool city bosses are to sell off derelict houses in a failed regeneration zone for just £1 to revive the stalled project.
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Wild.  Wonder if we could cash in.  Is there some way Bangkok could use such an auction to rid itsself of the 1997 vacancies?

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Design in Nature - Video and audio - News and media - Home

Design in Nature - Video and audio - News and media - Home | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
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This is pretty cool... for all the people on Nature hikes and such for Expedition.

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The Literacy Shed - Resources for Literacy Teachers - Films, Animation and more

The Literacy Shed - Resources for Literacy Teachers - Films, Animation and more | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
A website for teachers filled with ideas for literacy teaching using visual resources such as film, animation, photographs and picture books.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Interesting... might use.

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Michael Stapleton's curator insight, February 18, 2013 11:44 AM

A website for teachers filled with ideas for literacy teaching using visual resources such as film, animation, photographs and picture books.

Katharina Kulle's comment, February 19, 2013 4:22 AM
Wow!
Jodi Lynn's curator insight, February 19, 2013 12:13 PM

This is great for k-12 teachers!

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Learning Telecollaboratively - A wiki for education and technology

Learning Telecollaboratively - A wiki for education and technology | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
A Collaborative Space for Those Interested in Education, Technology and More

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Suppose we might be able to use this while I'm away...

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Katie Frank's curator insight, February 7, 2013 10:26 AM

Global and local collaboration is the new cooperative learning paradigm.

Gianfranco D'Aversa's curator insight, February 11, 2013 10:59 AM

A Collaborative Space for Those Interested in Education, Technology and More

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, February 12, 2013 4:06 AM

Great collaborative site.

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Major trade powers using stealth protectionism: study

Major trade powers using stealth protectionism: study | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
GENEVA (Reuters) - The world's biggest economies, especially the European Union and Japan are using protectionist policies that fly below the World Trade Organization's radar, according to a forthcoming...
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Shocking!  Actually, no, wait, it's totally not.  Fine.  ATTN for all working on International Trade!

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Fotheringham's curator insight, March 19, 2013 4:06 AM

Pretty much what I was talking about when the Professor from Birmingham came in...

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Long-term thinking for the UK economy

Long-term thinking for the UK economy | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
A new report from the London School of Economics sheds some light on what really matters for the UK's long-term economic health.
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If you don't read this blog, you should read this blog.

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2013 Young Economist of the Year essay competition

Students from any country in the world studying on an A Level or IB course are invited to write an essay of between 1,000 to 2,500 words on one of the topics calling on key elements of their study

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How did I not scoop this already?!!?

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Japan's Currency Dance: Weaken the Yen—But Not Too Weak

Japan's Currency Dance: Weaken the Yen—But Not Too Weak | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
Tokyo's seeming about-face may have come because U.S. automakers are pressing Washington to retaliate
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Bunfight

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AN OLD beef is again dividing the world of international finance: the spectre of “currency wars”. Jens Weidmann, the head of Germany’s Bundesbank, recently...
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新年快乐!  It's everyone's favourite price index, just released for 2013!

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CIE Examinations Wordles

CIE Examinations Wordles | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
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Check-it, check-it out.  I took every one of the past papers for the past 10 years, made a wordle out of them... kinda neat!  Interesting which words turn up where... This is a link to the PDF, but they're on Wordle here: http://www.wordle.net/gallery?username=Fotheringham

 

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Mr Threlfall's curator insight, January 31, 2013 1:25 AM

This is really interesting......

Guy N's comment, February 1, 2013 2:55 AM
You did this yourself?! It's really cool! :-)
Fotheringham's comment, February 1, 2013 3:34 AM
Thanks, Guy. :) Useful for terminology-based revision, I think...
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Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform

Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
United Nations Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform - dedicated to improving the well being of present and future generations through the promotion of sustainable development.

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The mecca for Y13's examining Sustainable Development.

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Sarantis Chelmis's curator insight, January 4, 2013 4:36 PM

United Nations Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform.