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Something to engage and inspire your economists

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This article and videos are great material for young economists. Loved watching the video and reading the article on Sky News this morning.

Historical context, some good explanations, several connections to the real economy and some interesting thoughts on what happens to US interest rates, what the consequences might be and why current policy tools might not dig us out of another financial crisis.

For more detail on the technicalities of banks and coverage of the 2008 crisis please feel free to use and share:

Financial crisis recap video

Banks and financial institutions recap video

2017 CPD presentation - free slide pack

Don't forget:

  1. You won't learn much via passive video viewing i.e. just watching a video
  2. Take your time, make notes and turn your time into an active viewing event.
  3. When you think you understand it then test yourself via our assessments
  4. Read the feedback when you get questions wrong as "feedback is the food of champions"

 Here is an outline with links to our main course activities:




Qs with unique explanations

Unit 1

Provision of Finance


Monetary Aggregates


Unit 2

Financial Markets



Equity and Debt


Unit 3

Calculating Bond Yields

Intro to bonds

Calculating yields

Bond variables


Unit 4

Financial Institutions

Commercial banks

Investment banks

Other institutions

Credit creation


Unit 5

Interest Rate Determination

Liquidity pref theory

Loanable funds theory


Unit 6

Central Banks


Quantitative easing

Funding for lending


Unit 7

Bank Failures and Systemic Crises

Financial market failure

Bank failures



Unit 8

Financial Regulation

Purpose of regulation

Types of regulation

UK structure

Evaluating financial reg

Internation fin organisations


Unit 9

Financial Sector in Developing economies

Financial sector

Microfinance schemes

Inter cap markets





End of Module Assessment




 Total activities




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Micro Questions Upgrade

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Following the upgrade to our macro questions back at Christmas, we are excited to be upgrading all of our micro questions as well!

As time has passed since we first launched the EzyEconomics courses, we have developed our functionality. In particular, we have created our own question functionality which allows us a lot of flexibility to ask different question formats. It also makes questions prettier and clearer for students to understand.

Towards the end of August, we will publish all of these new-format questions.

What does this mean for our learning data?

All previous assessment outcomes will be retained. This means that reports like the Gradebook will be unaffected. Students will notice no difference to their data.

However, some of the more advanced reports available to teachers, including student learning analysis, will not contain data for attempts at the 'old-format' questions. All attempts from the end of August onwards at these new questions will be recorded. If you have any questions about this, please get in contact with us!

A huge thank you to all of the schools who have supported us thus far. We are looking forward to yet another record-breaking year of usage within EzyEconomics and the production and release of ever more (and ever better) resources!

Best wishes,

The EzyEconomics Team

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How can I improve the outcomes my students achieve next year?

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This is the time of the year when there is time to think ahead. In order to think about how to do better next year a good idea might be to focus on what you are trying to achieve. If the objective is to improve performance against target grade it is worth reflecting on just how this might be achieved.
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Economics Year 13 revision Day 30 - Income Inequality and Poverty

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On day 30 of the Year 13 Recap we review the material relating to inequality and poverty.

Inequality and poverty are politically charged topics because they relate to the consequences of bad policy decisions and allocative inefficiency.

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Economics Year 13 revision Day 29 - Development Economics

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On day 29 of the Year 13 Recap we review the field of macroeconomics titled development economics.

Development economics is a branch of economics established to evaluate the link between growth and development. This is because standard economic theory, up to that point, had always assumed that higher levels of growth would translate into improved living standards and put a country on a strong development path.

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