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  • Natural Resource Curse - Updated Presentation

    posted to Economics on Tue 8th Oct 13

    Here is an updated presentation on aspects of the natural resource trap or natural resource curse issue facing low (and also high) income countries

  • Positive and Normative concepts - Fairness

    posted to Economics on Tue 8th Oct 13

    Are the governments economic policies fair? Is that a testable, positive economic statement? You might be considering this question at the very start of an economics course, or you might be further on, and carefully considering issues surrounding inequality

  • econoMAX - Forward Guidance is No Panacea

    posted to Economics on Tue 8th Oct 13

    Robert Nutter examines the use of "forward guidance" as a relatively new part of monetary policy in this recent article from econoMAX:

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  • Revision: The Output Gap

    posted to Economics on Tue 5th May 09

    How much spare capacity does an economy have to meet a rise in demand? How close is an economy to operating at its productive potential? Will the current recession have a permanent effect on our ability to supply goods and services?These sorts of questions

  • Fair trade debate

    posted to Economics on Tue 11th May 10

    A hat tip to Harriet Thompson for this heads up - a debate at the Economist on This house believes that making trade fairer is more important than making it freer.

  • Introducing Ideas in Behavioural Economics

    posted to Economics on Sat 6th Jun 09

    Behavioural economics, introduction, As our AS students return to school after their exams, I will be giving my own students a broad introduction to aspects of behavioural economics and nudging them towards seeing how this rapidly expanding branch of the subject

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  • Lots of ground to cover

    posted to macroblog on Thu 28th Jul 11

    In my last post I noted that the pace of the recovery, now two years old, is in broad terms similar to that of the first two years of the previous two recoveries. The set-up included this observation: "Though we have grown used to thinking of the rebound from

  • Are We There Yet?

    posted to Economist's View on Thu 28th Jul 11

    David Altig says there's a lot of ground to cover before things get back to normal: Lots of ground to cover, by David Altig: In my last post I noted that the pace of the recovery, now two years old, is in broad terms similar to that of the first two years of

  • Samuelson, Greece, fair trade, and academic journals.

    posted to A Texan Economist on Tue 18th May 10

    A tribute to Samuelson, from an ex-coworker.Rodrik uses Greece as a teaching tool for the world economy. Economic globalization, politcal democracy, and the nation-state: pick two. I wonder if the EU will be more careful in the future.An Economist debate on