EzyEconomics Weekly 5 - 3rd May
The Weekly 5 returns after the Easter Break and what an edition we have in store for you this week! If anyone is unfamiliar with this regular feature it aims to provide you with a short summary of some of the most significant and interesting stories of the week across and within economies around the world. This helps keep you up to date with the news, whilst at the same time provide you with examples of economic theories and policies in action in the real world.
This week's top 5 Economics stories, as chosen by our EzyEconomics team:
Overeducation in the UK Labour Market - The UK labour market has a growing 'overeducation' problem, we take a look at what this means and how these types of labour market statistics can undermine the economy.
Supermarket Spys - Supermarkets have begun using specialist behavioural agencies to mine into shopping habits, we discuss the important of behavioural science within retail.
EU Carbon Scheme - British Steel have been fined £100m for failing to have enough carbon credits to cover its carbon footprint, we analyse how carbon schemes work and how effective they are in controlling the pollution problem.
Economic Revolution - Forty years ago Margaret Thatcher won her first election with pro-market reforms, we discuss whether the UK economy is on the cusp of another period of dramatic economic reform.
Avenger Endgame - After the release of the final Avenger movie, we take a look at an economic application of the plot.
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.
Stay tuned for further editions of the Weekly 5 released on Friday's during term time!