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Would sinking ships hit GDP?

Would sinking ships hit GDP? | IBMacro | Scoop.it
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Changes to the way GDP is to be calculated offer up some interesting questions for government statisticians to answer!

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England out of 'inequality World Cup'

England out of 'inequality World Cup' | IBMacro | Scoop.it

England would only make the second round before facing defeat in an 'inequality World Cup', Oxfam has said.

The aid agency is seeking to highlight gaps between rich and poor around the world and calculates England would lose to Japan once out of the group stages.

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ECB faces greater pressure to act as inflation forecasts cut

ECB faces greater pressure to act as inflation forecasts cut | IBMacro | Scoop.it
European Commission predicted Monday morning that euro zone’s inflation rate will land at 0.8 per cent this year and 1.2 per cent next year
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Japan inflation rate at 23-year high

Japan inflation rate at 23-year high | IBMacro | Scoop.it
Consumer prices in Japan rise at their fastest pace in 23 years in April, surging 3.2% from a year earlier, as the sales tax rise comes into effect.
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23 year high at 3.2% tells you all you need to know about the deflationary problems that Japan had faced.
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EconoMonitor : Ed Dolan's Econ Blog » What Ever Happened to the Phillips Curve? Interpreting a Half Century of Inflation and Unemployment

EconoMonitor : Ed Dolan's Econ Blog » What Ever Happened to the Phillips Curve? Interpreting a Half Century of Inflation and Unemployment | IBMacro | Scoop.it
Economic commentary and teaching resources
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The Hat of Generalisation - How Reading a Blog Can Improve Your Exam Grade

The Hat of Generalisation - How Reading a Blog Can Improve Your Exam Grade | IBMacro | Scoop.it
In my classroom last year, I introduced the ‘Hat of Generalisation’, helpfully made by @adamwilkie95 and @jtphaynes .It was two feet high, made of light blue cardboard, with a white bobble on the top and a daisy chain chinstrap. On the front of the hat, so no one was in.
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Some excellent evaluation advice here.

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Some excellent evaluation advice here.

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New unemployment rules in force

New unemployment rules in force | IBMacro | Scoop.it
The Help to Work scheme, which requires long-term unemployed people to do voluntary work, training or visit the Job Centre each day, comes into force.
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A good example of some supply side reform here. Will it be effective though?
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The Gini Coefficient - YouTube

This video introduces the Gini coefficient, which is a way to summarize income inequality using a single number."

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Minister calls for fuel price cut

Minister calls for fuel price cut | IBMacro | Scoop.it

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A good article to evaluate here. Lower oil prices should lead to lower petrol prices and lower inflation. However, a good evaluative point is the effect of a weakening pound against the dollar.

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Is Angel di Maria the ‘real’ record holder?

Is Angel di Maria the ‘real’ record holder? | IBMacro | Scoop.it
With all the flurry of football transfer activity happening over the summer months and Manchester United spending a hefty £59.7m for Argentinian winger Angel di Maria, there has been lots of talk about transfer records. With this transfer surpassing the £50m paid by Chelsea for Fernando Torres, the record for.
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Income tax arrives in Nauru

Income tax arrives in Nauru | IBMacro | Scoop.it

People on the South Pacific island of Nauru will soon have to start paying income tax for the first time, it seems.

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The ECB's toolbox

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It's as if the European Central Bank has ploughed through its toolbox and come out with a bunch of policies. But, are any of them significant enough to defeat the spectre of deflation?

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Here are eight totally bogus correlations between the World Cup and economics - Quartz

Here are eight totally bogus correlations between the World Cup and economics - Quartz | IBMacro | Scoop.it
Quartz Here are eight totally bogus correlations between the World Cup and economics Quartz “Is there any link between football and economic success?
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10 ways to cool the housing market

10 ways to cool the housing market | IBMacro | Scoop.it
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A growing number of people are saying that the UK housing market is overheating. Here are some potential ways of cooling the market down. Some decent analysis and evaluation in here. Can you think of any methods before you open the link?

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How to score a steady Level 7 for any macroeconomics evaluation question

In the video, our co-founder and head of economics, Ryan Reagan, will explain HKExcel's strategy for tackling Macroeconomic evaluation question. By understan...
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Measuring Wealth Inequality | House of Debt

Measuring Wealth Inequality | House of Debt | IBMacro | Scoop.it
The sharp rise in income inequality in the United States is well-established. But what about wealth inequality? Income represents the flow of cash that a h...
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Quantitative easing explained

Quantitative easing explained | IBMacro | Scoop.it
QE is a means of creating electronic money to buy in a government's own bonds from the market

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Useful to take your monetary policy knowledge further.

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QE explained

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QE EXPLAINED 

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Hyperinflation in Hell

Hyperinflation in Hell, presentation at the 2013 American Economic Association Humor Session by Yoram Bauman, Ph.D., "the world's first and only stand-up eco...
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