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The Economics Weekly 5 - 23rd February 2018

The Economics Weekly 5 - 23rd February 2018

This week's Weekly 5 covers the following:

 

The UK unemployment rate, which has risen for the first time in 2 years

BP's 2018 energy outlook

A proposal for a universal basic income

The move towards a cashless society in Sweden

The US "Too big to fail" policy

 

As always, each topic poses questions and areas for discussion that you can use with your students in class, to further knowledge of current economic affairs.

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The Economics Weekly 5 - 16th February 2018

The Economics Weekly 5 - 16th February 2018

This week's Weekly 5 covers a variety of topics, from farms to supermarkets, charities to gilts, with a sprinkling of US CPI inflation for good measure!

The fallout from the Oxfam scandal

The remarkable rise of supermarket chain Lidl

The US consumer price index

UK farmland disruption

The UK Gilt market

 

Use our carefully crafted questions to test your students on the latest in world economic news.

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The Economics Weekly 5 - 9th February 2018

The Economics Weekly 5 - 9th February 2018

This week's weekly 5 looks at the turbulent stock market, slow productivity growth in the UK, the US trade deficit, an analysis of three possible Brexit scenarios and the elusive third runway at Heathrow.

As ever, plenty of material for in-class discussions and individual questions relating to each story.

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The Economics Weekly 5 - 2nd February 2018

The Economics Weekly 5 - 2nd February 2018

Some of this week's top Economics related stories:

The continued recovery of the Eurozone

Statistical errors in services data

US crude oil production

The US solar market

Dr Pepper Snapple merger with Keurig Green Mountain

This week's challenges include drawing diagrams, discussing the relevant topics and the application of knowledge to answer questions on deadweight loss and business integration. Some great opportunities for students to demonstrate their skills.

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The Economics Weekly 5 - 26th January 2018

The Economics Weekly 5 - 26th January 2018

This week's top 5 Economics stories, as chosen by our team:

The UK pay squeeze, showing inflation rate and annual earnings growth
OBR's January 2018 Welfare Report, looking at the UK benefits system
Bank of England Financial Stability Paper on account imbalances
Pound-Dollar exchange rate
Fox's proposed takeover of the remainder of Sky has been halted by the Competition and Markets Authority

For each topic, we have designed a question to help your students use the skills they have developed in class and apply them to real-world situations.

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The Economics Weekly 5 - 19th January 2018

The Economics Weekly 5 - 19th January 2018

This week's Weekly 5 looks at a diverse range of subjects:

China's growing economy

UK sugar tax

The Carillion liquidation

Venezuela's minimum wage rise

The impact of Brexit on Scotland

 

As ever, each subject poses a question to get students thinking about how the study of economics relates to the news today. It should provoke some great class discussions.

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The Economics Weekly 5 - 12th January 2018

The Economics Weekly 5 - 12th January 2018

Welcome to the first Weekly 5 of 2018!

The top 5 stories that have caught our eye this week include:

UK manufacturing output

2018 global economic growth outlook

Zombie firms

Output gap size in emerging economies

The UK car market

 

Each story has a question attached to test students' knowledge and apply their learning to current affairs. These can also be used as a theme for lessons, not to mention they're great conversation starters in and out of class.

For the full PDF version of this document, download here.

 

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Christmas Upgrade to Macro Assessments

Christmas Upgrade to Macro Assessments

Firstly a huge thank you to all of our users!! Over 1.5 million question attempts have occurred since we launched EzyEconomics in October 2015, just over 2 years ago!

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The Economics Weekly 5 catch up

The Economics Weekly 5 catch up

We've compiled all of our Economics Weekly 5 PDFs into one handy download. You can get it here.

Packed full of current topics to discuss in the classroom, it enables students to engage with different aspects of economics in practice and apply their knowledge to real-world examples.

A great idea for the last lesson of term.

Call it an early Christmas present from us to you!

 

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The Economics Weekly 5 - December 8th 2017

The Economics Weekly 5 - December 8th 2017

The penultimate weekly 5 for 2017 includes stories from the UK on the divide between rich and poor and the gender pay gap.

Internationally, we look at US public debt, a possible Chinese slowdown and Zimbabwe's new economic order.

As ever, great discussion points for the classroom with up to date real world examples of economics in action.

 

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The Economics Weekly 5 1st December 2017

The Economics Weekly 5 1st December 2017

In this week's Weekly 5, we take a look at Black Friday, privatisation in the UK rail industry, the Bank of England stress test results, Bitcoin and London office developments.

Some excellent talking points for lessons, or even just for a water cooler chat!

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The Economics Weekly 5 Budget Special

As promised, here's our Budget special weekly 5, covering growth forecasts, deficit, productivity, stamp duty and house prices.

You can download the full PDF here

 

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The Economics Weekly 5, week ending 17th November

The Economics Weekly 5, week ending 17th November

This week's Weekly 5 poses questions on inflation, growth and national debt, amongst others.

Download a printable PDF here to use these as talking points in your lessons.

Look out for next week's edition, released on 24th November, which will be a Budget special.

Have a great weekend!

 

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The Economics Weekly 5, week ending Friday November 10th

The Economics Weekly 5, week ending Friday November 10th

This week's topics range from car registrations to the Nigerian budget! Great talking points to kick off a lesson with relevant current affairs to engage your students.

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The Weekly 5 - This week's top Economics stories

The first in a new series of weekly blog posts where we look at the top Economics related stories of the week. Download a PDF version here

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Free PowerPoints from CPD Events

Free PowerPoints from CPD Events

A huge thank you to all of the teachers who attended our EzyEconomics CPD workshops in Bolton, London, Southampton and Worcester! Additional thanks must go to both Bolton School and RGS Worcester who kindly hosted us for two of these events.

There was a dual focus to the workshops. They focused partly on exploring different perspectives of looking at two of the new content areas for the current specification: Behavioural Economics and Banking & Finance. The remainder of the workshops was spent discussing the power of digital platforms to support teaching and the various models used to achieve this.

If you didn't manage to make it along then take a look at some of the slides used in the presentations by clicking on the full blog post.

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New EzyEconomics Feature

New EzyEconomics Feature

With the first set of linear exams looming large this summer, we wanted to provide our users with a way to jog their memory about some of the key topics they most likely will have encountered a year or more ago, in Year 12. The change to linear assessment means that whereas before, students would only have to recall subsection of content for any one exam, now students need to have it all available in the dark reaches of their cranium.

Revision Mindmaps!

What the EzyEconomics team have come up with are super-interactive revision mindmaps. If we do say so ourselves, they are pretty nice! We have just published our Micro Mindmap which contains flashcards for 15 key topics; each associated with a snappy explanatory video.

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EzyEconomics becomes Colourful

EzyEconomics becomes Colourful

We are adding a splash of colour to our navigational accordion. We think it gives the course home pages a brighter feel and visually separates modules. We hope you agree!

The EzyEconomics Team.

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EzyEconomics Exam Zone

Here at EzyEconomics, we recognise the challenges faced by the current cohort of 'guinea pig' students. Being the first year group to face the new, more demanding, A Level papers, is not an Ezy (pardon the pun! I'll stop now!) place to be! This has not been helped by way of the scant resources made available by the exam boards to provide practice opportunities answering new-format exam papers and the reduction in commentary given by mark schemes.

What are we providing?

To help teachers and their students, we have been busy compiling our first set of sample exam papers and associated answer guides. Today marks the launch of the first set of Micro Papers! There are papers available for each of the three main exam boards (AQA, EDEXCEL and OCR) with the papers tailored to the format students will face in June. More helpfully, we have spent a lot of time writing comprehensive answer guides to accompany each paper. These provide a commentary on how students can effectively structure their answers, alongside exemplar paragraphs for particular strands of the key assessment objectives: Knowledge, Application, Analysis and Evaluation.

Will my students have immediate access to the answer guides?

In order to make these sample exam papers as useful as possible to schools, we are restricting access to the answer guides to teachers only. This will allow teachers to use the question papers for homework or timed in-class essays before they themselves can distribute the answer guides to students to read.

When are the rest of the papers being released?

To complete this first of sample papers, the question papers and answer guides for Paper 2 (Macro) and Paper 3 (the synoptic paper) will be released on the 30th Jan and 6th Feb respectively. What's more, we will be releasing a second complete set of these resources on the 3rd of April!

How do I get my hands on them?

Good question! These resources are available for free to all schools subscribed to the full EzyEconomics service. To see what you are missing out on, schools who register will have free access to this initial launch of Micro Question Paper and Answer Guide. For schools not subscribed to the full EzyEconomics package - both sets of papers can be purchased for £125 + VAT (let us know and we will send you an invoice). This payment will be deducted in full if the school decides to purchase an EzyEconomics subscription anytime in 2017. As always, we offer all schools a free 30-day trial of the full service, so what are you waiting for - register your school now!

If you have any questions at all, please pop us a question using the live chat service found at the bottom right corner of the screen!

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The Economics of Christmas

In this week’s edition of EzyEconomics News we use standard microeconomic theory to analyse the economics behind Christmas. Christmas is a period of significant economic activity as consumers rush to get their goods in time for the 25th of December. Because of this it is estimated that the UK retail sector will generate £76bn worth of sales during the festive period, exceeding that of any other European country.

But Christmas is also a period of enormous waste and many unwanted goods are received because of individuals failing to recognise and understand each other’s preferences. If aggregated across the economy, this amounts to a large deadweight loss to society, which threatens to undermine the joys of the festive season.

The video uses the concept of elasticity to help explain and justify the different pricing strategies that firms implement during the Christmas period to capture the higher profits available. It also goes on to explain the economics behind gift giving and why the process of gift giving during Christmas creates a deadweight loss to society.

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