Economics Articles

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

Policies for Economic Development

Posted on October 17, 2018

Economic development implies an improvement in economic welfare through higher real GDP, but also through an improvement in other economic indicators, such as improved literacy, better infrastructure, reduced poverty and improved healthcare standards. Policies for economic development could involve: Improved macroeconomic conditions (create stable economic climate of low inflation and positive economic growth) Free market …


Winners and losers from globalisation

Posted on October 5, 2018

Globalisation involves the increased integration and interdependence of the global economy. Since the 1960s, there has been an increased rate of globalisation, which has been characterised by rising trade, rising exports as % of GDP, greater movement of labour and capital, and an increased interdependence of the global economy. Globalisation has benefitted some countries more …


Advantages and disadvantages of devaluation

Posted on September 19, 2018

Readers question: what are the advantages and disadvantages of devaluation? Devaluation is the decision to reduce the value of a currency in a fixed exchange rate. A devaluation means that the value of the currency falls. Domestic residents will find imports and foreign travel more expensive. However domestic exports will benefit from their exports becoming …