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November 2016 - A2 Economists

IMPROVING APPLICATION IN A2 economics
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You MUST summarise the key articles at least once a week.
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AS & A2 Economics - UK Economy in 2015 Overview - YouTube

In this wide-ranging but concise 30 minute revision webinar, Geoff Riley explains the key evidence about how the UK economy is performing and explores some e...
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ECON4 - Worth a watch

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Greek central bank warns of 'painful course' to euro exit - BBC News

Greek central bank warns of 'painful course' to euro exit - BBC News | Ponteconomics13 | Scoop.it
Greece's central bank has warned for the first time that the country could be on a "painful course" towards default and exiting the eurozone.
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ECON4 For Friday??

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Has the eurozone’s QE cycle helped or hindered the region so far?

Has the eurozone’s QE cycle helped or hindered the region so far? | Ponteconomics13 | Scoop.it
Economists have been emphasising the need for eurozone economies to start behaving more like those of the UK and US, but in reality the region is becoming more correlated...
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ECON4: Some A* evaluation points here with a comparison against Japan.

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Trade creation and trade diversion

Trade creation and trade diversion | Ponteconomics13 | Scoop.it
Analysis of trade creation and trade diversion resulting from a customs union and diagrams to support
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ECON4: Diagrams for todays revision session.

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London's FTSE 100 down on Greek woes - BBC News

London's FTSE 100 down on Greek woes - BBC News | Ponteconomics13 | Scoop.it
London's leading shares start the week with falls as the lack of certainty about Greece's debt repayments weighs down investor confidence.
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ECON4 : are markets factoring in the likely uncertainties??

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Greece isn't any old troubled debtor - BBC News

Greece isn't any old troubled debtor - BBC News | Ponteconomics13 | Scoop.it
Why it is dangerous for the eurozone that negotiations with Greece on a bailout are being couched in terms of national economic advantage rather than a vision for the future of monetary union
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ECON4: Heading closer to GREXIT?

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Academics attack George Osborne budget surplus proposal

Academics attack George Osborne budget surplus proposal | Ponteconomics13 | Scoop.it
Thomas Piketty, David Blanchflower and other experts say chancellor’s law would risk crash by shifting debt from government on to households
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ECON4: One side of the continued austerity debate. Quite controversial

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Why we need a new plan for Greece

Why we need a new plan for Greece | Ponteconomics13 | Scoop.it
Joseph E. Stiglitz says the future of Europe and the Euro now depends on a concern for European solidarity.
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ECON4: Critical assessment of the current Greek 'crisis'.

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Launch of Social Progress Index 2014! (with images, tweets) · socprogress

Thanks to everyone who has made the past two weeks such an exciting and promising launch and everyone who worked the past year to make it possible! We look forward to partnering in countries everywhere to advance social progress!
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ECON4: Alternative measures of living standard and social progress.

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Is gas a weapon in the fight against climate change? - BBC News

Is gas a weapon in the fight against climate change? - BBC News | Ponteconomics13 | Scoop.it
The gas industry is trying to rebrand itself away from fossil fuels and towards renewables, but what role is it really going to play in a clean energy future?
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ECON3: Dont forget the market failure topic. There are some key ECON1 diagrams that could be used too.

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Whistl takes aim at Royal Mail’s ‘predatory pricing’ - FT.com

Whistl takes aim at Royal Mail’s ‘predatory pricing’ - FT.com | Ponteconomics13 | Scoop.it
Interfering with the mail is a criminal offence that could bring a heavy fine or imprisonment. Trying to compete with Royal Mail can also be costly, as Whistl discovered this week. The only rival to offer door-to door letter delivery suspended its
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ECON3: Use current examples!

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IMF's Lagarde: Greece in default if debt deadline missed - BBC News

IMF's Lagarde: Greece in default if debt deadline missed - BBC News | Ponteconomics13 | Scoop.it
International Money Fund (IMF) boss Christine Lagarde has warned there is "no period of grace" for Greece over a debt repayment deadline.
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ECON4 See the video clips as final revision.

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Will ECB keep Greece afloat for another week? - BBC News

Will ECB keep Greece afloat for another week? - BBC News | Ponteconomics13 | Scoop.it
The European Central Bank will again today exercise the power of life and death over Greece's banks and the Greek economy. Is its murky way of doing this appropriate?
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ECON4 FRIDAY????

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Revision ECON4

ESSAY / DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

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To what extent do you agree that deficits are the solution not the cause of economic crises?

 

To what extent do you agree that continued austerity worsens rather than improves Greece's macroeconomic outlook?

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UK inflation rate turns positive - BBC News

UK inflation rate turns positive - BBC News | Ponteconomics13 | Scoop.it
Transport costs helped the UK's CPI inflation rate to rise to 0.1% in May, up from -0.1% in April, official figures show.
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ECON4: BREAKING NEWS THIS MORNING. No deflationary danger

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Pay low-income families more to boost economic growth, says IMF

Pay low-income families more to boost economic growth, says IMF | Ponteconomics13 | Scoop.it
Report indicates stagnation of the poor and middle classes could have been instrumental in the financial crisis
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ECON4: Evaluating the GFC

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‘Who will pick our fruit?’ Worried farmers fear for future if Britain quits EU

‘Who will pick our fruit?’ Worried farmers fear for future if Britain quits EU | Ponteconomics13 | Scoop.it
From Yorkshire to Kent, the message is that Brexit could deal a devastating blow to agriculture
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ECON4 theme. Link in your synoptic understanding of the labour market too.

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BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | Why do we need economic growth?

BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | Why do we need economic growth? | Ponteconomics13 | Scoop.it
With recession looming and unemployment rising, politicians and economists are trying to find ways of stimulating economic growth. But is growth a good thing? Does it have harmful consequences? Could we live without it?
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ECON4: is growth good? A follow up to the revision session we had on Friday. The standard of living question comes up quite often.

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What’s the best way of tackling poverty?

What’s the best way of tackling poverty? | Ponteconomics13 | Scoop.it
Enabling people to move out – and stay out – of poverty is a complex process that requires more than just one intervention, the authors write.
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ECON4: This remains a theme when looking at living standards in the macro unit.

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The 10 Countries With The Highest "National Well-Being"

The 10 Countries With The Highest "National Well-Being" | Ponteconomics13 | Scoop.it
It's time to get rid of GDP as a measure of a country's success.
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ECON4: think critically for this module!

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GOODLUCK TODAY - Brian

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USE DATA

USE EXAMPLES

USE THEORY

 

 

 

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Q&A: Universal credit and the benefits overhaul - BBC News

Q&A: Universal credit and the benefits overhaul - BBC News | Ponteconomics13 | Scoop.it
What does the government's overhaul of the benefits system with the introduction of universal credit mean for you?
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ECON3: Reform of the benefits system. Link to relative poverty.

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