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How to save the Indian economy—and 20% of humanity

How to save the Indian economy—and 20% of humanity | IB and AP Economics | Scoop.it
India’s routine exercise of democratic elections is, to borrow Samuel Johnson’s opinion on a woman’s preaching, “like a dog's walking on his hind legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all.” Not so surprising, however, is the routine transfer of political power in India that happens peacefully...
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How useful a measure is GDP? – Diane Coyle – Aeon

How useful a measure is GDP? – Diane Coyle – Aeon | IB and AP Economics | Scoop.it
Measure a country purely in terms of its GDP and you neglect the wellbeing of its people. Yet can that be measured?
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Ghana struggling to translate oil money into development gains

Ghana struggling to translate oil money into development gains | IB and AP Economics | Scoop.it
Infrastructure development remains slow, fuelling fears that the transformative potential of oil may have been overestimated. Celeste Hicks reports
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Does FDI translate to development. In Ghana, the progress is not what was expected, but this article does highlight the need for proper development planning, which requires political stability and transparency

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Global child mortality declines

Global child mortality declines | IB and AP Economics | Scoop.it
The number of children dying before the age of five falls significantly, says Unicef, crediting targeted aid as well as countries getting richer.
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New focus for British aid to India

New focus for British aid to India | IB and AP Economics | Scoop.it
With the UK's aid programme in India under scrutiny, its focus is changing in favour of private sector investment.
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Are High Agricultural Prices Good or Bad for Poverty? » TripleCrisis

Are High Agricultural Prices Good or Bad for Poverty? » TripleCrisis | IB and AP Economics | Scoop.it

A new way of looking at the effect of food prices on the poor. A good link between, Microeconomics, Development Economics and Terms of Trade from International Economics.

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Foreign Aid for Development Assistance — Global Issues

Foreign Aid for Development Assistance — Global Issues | IB and AP Economics | Scoop.it
A look at the effects of foreign aid from rich countries on developing countries. This article looks at the low quantity and quality of aid from donors.
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The Welsh Economy Slips, but London Cushions the Fall

The Welsh Economy Slips, but London Cushions the Fall | IB and AP Economics | Scoop.it
The British government’s so-called money transfers prop up its poorer regions, keeping them from the kind of collapse suffered in euro zone nations like Greece.
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Poor 'experience worse inflation'

Poor 'experience worse inflation' | IB and AP Economics | Scoop.it
People on low incomes have suffered higher inflation than those on higher incomes in the past decade, the IFS says.
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Record exports cut trade deficit

Record exports cut trade deficit | IB and AP Economics | Scoop.it
The UK's trade deficit narrowed in August as the value of goods exported hit a record high, official figures show.
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Body blow for butter-loving Danes as fat tax kicks in

Body blow for butter-loving Danes as fat tax kicks in | IB and AP Economics | Scoop.it
Campaigners urge Britain to follow Denmark's lead in fighting obesity by taxing unhealthy food products...
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This could be used for an IA on microeconomics, discussing demand and supply, taxes, elasticity or demerit goods.
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Questions and Answers About Inflation

Questions and Answers About Inflation | IB and AP Economics | Scoop.it
This paper provides a basic guide to inflation-what it is, how itworks, and how the Fed tries to manage it...
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Greece posts first account surplus

Greece posts first account surplus | IB and AP Economics | Scoop.it
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Demonstrates how expenditure reduction helps the current account

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Hot ice-cream shop hikes prices to deter custom - The Local

Hot ice-cream shop hikes prices to deter custom - The Local | IB and AP Economics | Scoop.it
For Berlin ice-cream magnate Niko Robert, business is going a little too well. An unending queue outside his shop is cause for complaint from neighbours and dr
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What would a growth agenda look like?

What would a growth agenda look like? | IB and AP Economics | Scoop.it
Eight experts consider what could be done to create an agenda that would focus on growth.
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Texas execution: How much is a death worth?

Texas execution: How much is a death worth? | IB and AP Economics | Scoop.it
The cost of the drugs used to kill death row inmates has risen dramatically over the past year as manufacturers move to restrict their use in executions.
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Aid Vs. Trade - Forbes.com

Aid Vs. Trade - Forbes.com | IB and AP Economics | Scoop.it
Recent research suggests that trade preferences can be more advantageous to poor countries than aid.
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Regulation key to save fish stocks

Regulation key to save fish stocks | IB and AP Economics | Scoop.it
As global fishing stocks diminish, policymakers and industry experts are calling for measures to streamline the fishing industry.
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The world’s hunger for public goods - FT.com

Public goods are the building blocks of civilisation. Economic stability is itself a public good. So are security, science, a clean environment, trust, honest administration and free speech. The list could be far longer.
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The Economics of Strategic Containment - Sanjaya Baru - Project Syndicate

The Economics of Strategic Containment - Sanjaya Baru - Project Syndicate | IB and AP Economics | Scoop.it
At their recent summit in Cannes, the G-20 shelved, if not buried, the moribund Doha Development Round of multilateral trade negotiations.
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In the IB exam you may be asked to evaluate the role of trading blocs, which might include a comment on their effect on more global arrangements - the WTO. This article talks about the US deciding to devote its attention to a new regional trading bloc instead of the latest round of the WTO so would be a good example to use.
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Interactive: UK unemployment since 1984

Interactive: UK unemployment since 1984 | IB and AP Economics | Scoop.it

An interactive display of UK unemployment since 1984. It allows you to see some of the other important economic events that might have contributed to changes in unemployment.

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Threat of Thai rice price hike

Threat of Thai rice price hike | IB and AP Economics | Scoop.it
MANY people remember the high commodity prices in 2007 and 2008 and pain felt when filling up their cars. Another crunch many Malaysians dealt with was when the price of rice soared.
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The Top 5 Prosperity Measuring Sticks More Accurate Than GDP | NEWS JUNKIE POST

The Top 5 Prosperity Measuring Sticks More Accurate Than GDP | NEWS JUNKIE POST | IB and AP Economics | Scoop.it

An article about alternatives to GDP as a way of measuring prosperity, welfare and standard of living.

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