Economics Articles

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

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 …


The importance of economics

Posted on September 17, 2018

Readers Question: What is the importance of economics? Economics is concerned with the optimal distribution of resources in society. The subject involves Understanding what happens in markets and the macroeconomy. Examining statistics about the state of economy and explaining their significance Understanding different policy options and evaluating their likely outcomes. Examples of the importance of …


The Turkish boom and bust

Posted on August 14, 2018

After a decade of secular stagnation in the west and ultra-low interest rates – from an economic perspective, the Turkish economy is ‘interesting’ in the sense that it gives a very different set of economic circumstances. An economic boom with parallels and similarities to the 1997-98 Asian Crisis. Since 2000, the Turkish economy has grown …