Economics Articles

Essays on topical issues, latest developments in UK and global economies, and answers to readers questions

What effect do interest rates have on wages

Posted on August 18, 2015

Readers Question: What effect do interest rates (either a rise, fall or steadying) have on both monetary and real wages? I think I’ve got my head round it, but I’m looking for a nicely explain summary (understanding that there are probably a million of contributing factors that can lead to a million outcomes!) You are …


New OCR economics revision guide

Posted on August 11, 2015

I have spent past few weeks working on the new OCR A Level in economics revision guide. (H460) First teaching from Sept 2015. First A level exam Summer 2017. On the positive side, the syllabus is very detailed. OCR are very clear on what you need to cover. After doing AQA and Edexcel revision guides, …


TIPP – UK / US trade deal

Posted on August 6, 2015

TIPP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) is a potential trade deal between the EU and US. It is currently being negotiated by the European Commission and the US. The aim of the agreement is Encouraging trade and investment between the EU and the US. Extend principles of European Single Market to include the US, enabling …