The Economics Academic Word List is a list of 887 words which frequently appear in economics texts. More information, with links to activities and other resources, can be found on EAPFoundation.com.
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.
UEA’s School of Economics has a blog – or rather, a collection of blogs. These include Staff Blogs, Meet the Lecturers and Student Blogs. Some posts: Who is Boris Johnson? Brexit Clues On The Community of Advantage Tosin’s Room
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… Read more LSESU Economics Society essay competition
The Economics Network has some games for economics classes. For example: The International Trade Game CARTEL: a board game for teaching game theory Tennis Balls in Economics The Production Possibility Frontier Game 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. Both The Age of Uncertainty… Read more Galbraith vs. Friedman
Today people in Britain can vote in elections to the European Parliament, possibly for the last time. If you keep hearing about Brexit, but still don’t know much about it, the BBC has a simple guide. There is also a more detailed one.
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. For example: Donald Trump Is Trying to Kill You – Paul Krugman Why rent matters – Stumbling and Mumbling Inequality of opportunity, income inequality, and economic growth – VoxEU How… Read more Economist’s View
The Royal Economic Society holds an annual essay competition for sixth form students. Recent titles have included: Does economics have the answer for the global problem of plastics pollution? “GDP does not measure the output of the economy any more”. Do you agree, and if so, what improvements would you suggest? “Some internet companies have… Read more Economics essays by students
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”,… Read more Studying Economics
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… Read more Economic data online
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: What is the economy? What is money? What is the role of our government in the economy? What is globalization? What… Read more We The Economy
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: wage discrimination on Irish immigrants the environmental… Read more Norwich Economic Papers