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EU bee shortage threatens crops

EU bee shortage threatens crops | Econ1 @ Priestley | Scoop.it

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Positive Externalities In Production

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Tweet from @Brilliant_Ads

Tweet from @Brilliant_Ads | Econ1 @ Priestley | Scoop.it
RT @tutor2u_econ: Overcoming deep information failures 'Switch it off when you drive' http://t.co/dmm6rdf1mi #econ1
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Inequality: how wealth is distributed in the UK - animated video

Inequality: how wealth is distributed in the UK - animated video | Econ1 @ Priestley | Scoop.it
For more than 30 years the gap between the richest and the rest has widened - and the trend shows no sign of slowing (RT @Reeds_Econbus: Inequality: how wealth is distributed in the UK http://t.co/JsjWJsT7sq...
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Car ban starts in polluted Paris

Car ban starts in polluted Paris | Econ1 @ Priestley | Scoop.it
Hundreds of police are monitoring traffic in Paris on Monday as pollution levels prompt the government to impose major restrictions.
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Economics - AS Micro

Economics - AS Micro | Econ1 @ Priestley | Scoop.it
{channel_title} index (Are you taking AS (Unit 1) Microeconomics this year? This is our dedicated blog channel for quizzes, other resources!
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Facebook holiday rant sparks action

Facebook holiday rant sparks action | Econ1 @ Priestley | Scoop.it
A Facebook "rant" about the cost of holidays outside school term time could lead to a debate in Parliament after it gains support for a petition. (Are expensive holidays when schools are off just supply and demand?
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Can you tell the difference between composite demand and derived demand? Brick shortage threatens construction sector's recovery hopes

Can you tell the difference between composite demand and derived demand? Brick shortage threatens construction sector's recovery hopes | Econ1 @ Priestley | Scoop.it

Industry survey highlights scarcity of materials as leading impediment to growth as ONS estimates sector's output fell 4% in November


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£9k fees saw 17% undergraduate drop

£9k fees saw 17% undergraduate drop | Econ1 @ Priestley | Scoop.it
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£6,000 rise in fees from £3,000 to £9,000 resulted in a 17% fall in undergraduates.

 

What does this tell us about the price elasticity of Demand? As evaluation can you identify other factors as well as the increase in fees that could have played a part?

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Soft drinks targeted by new government health campaign

Soft drinks targeted by new government health campaign | Econ1 @ Priestley | Scoop.it
Smart Swaps programme aims to get families switching to healthier and lower calorie alternatives to sugary pop (Soft drinks targeted by new government health campaign #econ1

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Effective govt intervention?

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Increase in demand or decrease in supply or both? Why bluefin tuna have no 'fair' price

Increase in demand or decrease in supply or both? Why bluefin tuna have no 'fair' price | Econ1 @ Priestley | Scoop.it

The bluefin tuna auctioned off this weekend in Japan was comparatively 'cheap', but the price can't be used as a yardstick for its conservation status


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Minimum Alcohol Pricing: Criticism Over U-Turn

Minimum Alcohol Pricing: Criticism Over U-Turn | Econ1 @ Priestley | Scoop.it
The Government is accused of "deplorable practices" after meetings with the drinks industry before shelving minimum pricing.

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What is happeing here? Would minimum pricing reduce consupmption? Is hte governement right to listen to lobbying from within the industry?

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Phil Hensman's curator insight, January 7, 11:43 PM

Regulatory Capture

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Govt Intervention: Experts Demand Drastic Cuts In Added Sugar

Govt Intervention: Experts Demand Drastic Cuts In Added Sugar | Econ1 @ Priestley | Scoop.it
A pressure group says flavoured water, yoghurts, ketchup, ready meals and bread are among the everyday foods loaded with sugar.

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Will Roche's curator insight, January 29, 5:48 AM

Good article of govt. intervention! #externalities #marginalsocialbenefit and costs

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'Popplet' mind-map of Econ1

'Popplet' mind-map of Econ1 | Econ1 @ Priestley | Scoop.it
Popplet is the best app for sharing visual ideas.

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This looks like it might be some use in classes. Can we build our own?

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Marist Economics's curator insight, December 22, 2013 9:01 AM

Mind map of main sections of Econ1 specification. Ensure you can use diagrams to explain HOW interventions work to correct market failures.

Challenge yourself to recommend which interventions are appropraite for each individual failures- use real examples too!

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Prosecco topples champagne as top sparkling tipple

Prosecco topples champagne as top sparkling tipple | Econ1 @ Priestley | Scoop.it
Tesco expects to sell 250,000 bottles of the Italian white wine in the runup to New Year's Eve

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What might the XED be for these two products? Can you show the change on Supply and Demand diagrams?

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Marist Economics's curator insight, December 31, 2013 10:06 AM

Demand factors- is it because it's cheaper than champagne (inferior good)  or cooler than it (fashion)?

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Panasonic offers China pollution pay

Panasonic offers China pollution pay | Econ1 @ Priestley | Scoop.it
Japanese electronics firm Panasonic announces it will pay its staff working in China a premium to compensate them for high levels of pollution. (“@Keysonomics: AS Econ. Costs of pollution and negative externalities?
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"As well as the pollution premium, Panasonic said it would increase base pay for all of its workers by 2,000 yen ($19.5; £11.7)."

Econ3- market failure,

Geog3 weather-pollution AND D&G unsustainable economic growth

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Paying people to quit smoking works: study

Paying people to quit smoking works: study | Econ1 @ Priestley | Scoop.it
Offering people small financial incentives to adopt healthy behaviours can boost motivation, according to a study.

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Sugar tax may be needed, MPs told

Sugar tax may be needed, MPs told | Econ1 @ Priestley | Scoop.it

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Phil Hensman's curator insight, March 5, 12:30 AM

Analyse and evaluate....

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Unit 1 Micro: Prezi on the Economics of Negative Externalities

Unit 1 Micro: Prezi on the Economics of Negative Externalities | Econ1 @ Priestley | Scoop.it
This blog provides a link to a constantly updated revision Prezi on negative externalities and market failure - designed for students taking AS Microeconomics Unit 1 and those studying externalities for the IB Diploma.
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Child car smoking ban before Lords

Child car smoking ban before Lords | Econ1 @ Priestley | Scoop.it
A Labour plan to ban smoking in cars carrying children is due to be put to a vote in the House of Lords later.
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Negative consumption externalities. Will a ban work though?

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50 Years After First Surgeon General's Report, Smoking Still Leading Preventable Cause Of Death

50 Years After First Surgeon General's Report, Smoking Still Leading Preventable Cause Of Death | Econ1 @ Priestley | Scoop.it
Back in 1964, 42% of American adults smoked tobacco. That same year, the U.S. Surgeon General's office issued a landmark report about the link between smoking and lung cancer. Since then, there hav...
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How To Draw Externality Diagrams

Students tend to struggle with drawing externality diagrams, so I designed this flowchart to help them to get to grips with them.
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Twitter / Marist_Econ: #Econ1 Focus your revision ...

Twitter / Marist_Econ: #Econ1 Focus your revision ... | Econ1 @ Priestley | Scoop.it
#Econ1 Focus your revision practise q's on 12 markers: Supply + Demand shift determinants, and Merit & Demerit goods http://t.co/zX49c0Xwu4
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Increasing regulation to reduce negative externalities: 60mph limit planned for part of M1

Increasing regulation to reduce negative externalities: 60mph limit planned for part of M1 | Econ1 @ Priestley | Scoop.it

The government is proposing to reduce the speed limit to 60mph for a 32-mile stretch of the M1, in an effort to cut air pollution.


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EU bee shortage threatens crops

EU bee shortage threatens crops | Econ1 @ Priestley | Scoop.it

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Looks like a lot economics in here!

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Phil Hensman's curator insight, January 8, 11:27 PM

Positive Externalities In Production

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Demerit Goods: 'Sugar is the new tobacco'

Demerit Goods: 'Sugar is the new tobacco' | Econ1 @ Priestley | Scoop.it
The growing obesity epidemic could be “halted or reversed” in less than five years if the food industry makes cuts the amount of “hidden sugar” in our food, leading doctors have said.

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Matt Smith's curator insight, January 11, 1:53 AM

Essential reading. Lots of economics here.

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#NewDemeritGood

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demerit good; addiction; negative externality

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Changes in market equilibrium

How the equilibrium price or quantity might change due to changes in supply or demand (How the equilibrium price or quantity might change due to changes in supply or demand http://t.co/AFHOVigMON...

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Khan Academy is another different resourece available on google and you tube. Be careful though these AREN'T replacements for class notes!!

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