Economics Articles

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

Facts about the UK economy

Posted on December 13, 2018

Some facts about the UK economy. GDP In 2018, UK GDP stood at $2,809 trillion (£2,217) According to IMF, the UK GDP ranked 5th in nominal terms. Behind Germany (4th) and ahead of India (6th) Measured according to Purchasing Power Parity (adjusted for living costs, the UK ranked 9th The Great Moderation. Between 1993 and …


The Domino Effect

Posted on December 11, 2018

The domino effect refers to how one action can have a knock-on effect to related subjects. Knock one domino over, and you don’t just affect the first domino, but all the ones who stand in its path. In economics, the domino theory is often used to explain how an economic problem in one country can …


Relationship between stock market and economy

Posted on December 9, 2018

Readers Question: What’s the relationship between a countries economy and it’s stock market? Is it always true that the stock market reflects a country’s economic conditions? Generally speaking, the stock market will reflect the economic conditions of an economy. If an economy is growing then output will be increasing and most firms should be experiencing …