Money on the Mind is a blog on behavioural economics “& other mind-blowing things” by a Dutch PhD student at Warwick Business School.
It has some recent interviews with behavioural economists, including UEA’s Professor Sugden.
The London School of Economics Students’ Union Economics Society has an essay competition.
Entry is open to students in their final two years of secondary school, or in sixth form college (including students taking A-Level, the International Baccalaureate, or any other equivalent curriculum). Entrants do not have to be studying at schools within the UK – we accept essays from any school from all countries!
This year the questions are:
The deadline is 1st August.
Source: Why Study Economics?
These are not computer games, but require pencils and paper, scissors, tennis balls, etc.
The Age of Uncertainty is a BBC television series about the evolution of economic thought from Adam Smith onwards. It was written and presented by the post-Keynsian economist John Kenneth Galbraith and broadcast in 1977.
In response the free-market economist Milton Friedman made a TV series called Free to Choose.
There are numerous blogs on economics and related subjects, with new posts every week. One blog that regularly provides links to them is Economist’s View.
It also has a permanent list of about 150 blogs.
Even if you are not particularly interested in economics, many of these blogs discuss other current issues too.
The Royal Economic Society holds an annual essay competition for sixth form students. Recent titles have included:
You can read the winning essays online.
(There is no mention of the competition for this year, so perhaps it has been abandoned.)
Update: There is a competition in 2019 after all. See here.
Studying Economics offers advice, help and information for economics undergraduates. Besides the tips on study skills, careers, etc., there are some distractions – links to economics-related videos, songs, games, etc.
For example, there’s a catchy song from the Bank of Ghana about their new currency unit and a video of Yoram Bauman, Ph.D., a “stand-up economist”, in which he simplifies Gregory Mankiw’s 10 Principles of Economics for a general audience:
Economic Data freely available online is a collection of links to economic and market data in the UK and other countries.
Do you know what the current inflation rate is in Uzbekistan? The Asian Development Bank can tell you.*
The links are compiled by John Sloman, a name that should be familiar to INTO economics students, for The Economics Network.
*14% for 2019 (forecast)
We The Economy is a series of 20 short films which you can watch online. The films look at economics in general and the US economy in particular, and try to answer these questions:
Told through animation, comedy, musical, non-fiction, and scripted films, WE THE ECONOMY seeks to demystify a complicated topic while empowering the public to take control of their own economic futures.
For example, the film Cave-o-nomics (pictured) asks:
How did the economy get started?
Meet Ugg, Glugg and Tugg, three enterprising cave men who accidentally invented trade, marketing and the base elements of the modern market economy.
The films were produced by Morgan Spurlock (director and star of SuperSize Me) and Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft.
Norwich Economic Papers is a journal written and edited by UEA School of Economics students, some of them graduates of INTO. In fact, one of our student wardens is the current editor.
There are 18 volumes so far, dating from 2010 to 2018. The latest volume includes articles on:
You can read all of the volumes online.