How To Write An IB Economics IA? Pro Tips From An Examiner – Video

5 Pro Tips For Writing an IB Economics IA Getting top marks for your commentary (IB Economics IA) is pretty difficult, especially if it's your first one. A lot of IB Economics students lose quite a few marks around the world because their teachers don't give them a clear explanation of what and how [...]

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LET’S BOOST YOUR IB ECONOMICS GRADE

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Fed Raises Interest Rates Again

Financial Times: Jay Powell refuses to rule out US recession after third 0.75 percentage point rate rise Article published: 21 September,  2022 IB Economics syllabus: Macroeconomics (contractionary monetary policy, inflation, economic growth, recession) High inflation - Central Bank responds Inflation in the US is still so high that their central bank (the Fed) has [...]

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Fighting Against Sugary Drinks With Information

New York Post: NYC pol pushes to extend sugary-drink warnings at local chains Article published: 13 September,  2022 IB Economics syllabus: Microeconomics (market failure, negative consumption externality, demerit good) Provision of information This is a great article that shows taxes are not the only policy governments can use to limit the consumption of demerit [...]

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When Rising Unemployment Is Good News

CNN: Yes, the unemployment rate rose. Here's why that's good news Article published: 2 September,  2022 IB Economics syllabus: Macroeconomics (unemployment) Unemployment up in the US Even though unemployment rose in August from 3.5% to 3.7%, this is actually good news for the US economy. The reason is simple: unemployment below 4% in America [...]

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Inflation Above 80% in Turkey

Reuters: Turkey's inflation hits new 24-year high beyond 80% Article published: 5 September,  2022 IB Economics syllabus: Macroeconomics (inflation, expansionary monetary policy) Inflation is insane in Turkey Last time I wrote about Turkey in January, I was reviewing an article which was about inflation climbing above 20% in the country. Even back then it [...]

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Largest Fed Rate Increase In 28 Years

CNN: Fed hikes interest rates by three-quarters of a percentage point in boldest move since 1994 Article published: 15 June,  2022 IB Economics syllabus: Macroeconomics (contractionary monetary policy, inflation) Inflation soars, central bank responds The US central bank (the Fed) has increased its benchmark interest rate by 0.75%, which is the largest rate hike [...]

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Sri Lanka’s Government in Default

Financial Times: Crisis-hit Sri Lanka braces for debt default as dollars run out Article published: 18 May,  2022 IB Economics syllabus: Macroeconomics (national debt, default, economic crisis) Defaulting on national debt When a country's government fails to repay the interest on outstanding national debt on time, it is considered to be in default. This [...]

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Hungary and Price Caps

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Turkey: Inflation, Depreciation and Central Bank Policy

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The Current High Inflation is Temporary – or is it?

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Coffee Price at 10-Year High

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Shortage Continues in the UK

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Plain Packaging of Tobacco from Jan 2022 in Jersey

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Record Number of Cargo Ships Queueing at California Ports

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The Green Premium – by Bill Gates

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Wealth Inequality in the US among Families with Children – New Study

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Australia Might End up in Recession by December

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No More Leaded Gasoline Use on Roads

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Speed Limit Set at 30km/h in Paris

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South Korean Central Bank Raises Interest Rates for the First Time in Three Years

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Rent Control Leads to Shortage in Sweden

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US Inflation Forecast Doubled by White House

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Global Chip Shortage Hurts Car Manufacturers

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Milkshake Shortage in the UK

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Overfishing: Market Failure at its Best

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President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package

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Tariffs on EU Cognac by the US as Trade War Escalates

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RCEP: Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

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100 Nudge Case Studies and Research Papers

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Largest ever U.S. fiscal stimulus package

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Unlimited bond-buying program in the U.S.

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Public transport made free in Luxembourg

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Surprise rate cut by the Fed

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Only electric cars to be sold in the UK by 2035

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Chinese Central Bank cuts interest rates

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Coronavirus and the hockey stick shortage

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Surprise rate hike of the Czech Central Bank

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Committee on Climate Change: meat and dairy consumption must be cut by a fifth

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Chinese Central Bank to increase money supply by $174 billion

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When “going green” kills – the hidden costs of denuclearizing Germany

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The Global Risks Report 2020

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New York Times article on global air pollution and the fight against it

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How (not to) change people’s commuting behavior

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Booking.com promises to change deceptive offers

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A letter that saved lives

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Cobalt production leads to 10,000 families losing their homes in DR Congo

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British pound appreciates as Boris Johnson wins UK election

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No water available in Australian school

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EU introduces tariffs on Chinese steel road wheels

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India cuts business taxes

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Fed cut rates again

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India bans e-cigarettes

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Price of rice in Japan – Planet Money podcast

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ECB cut interest rates further into the negative

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China eager to boost economic growth – but will it manage?

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British Pound hits the lowest level in 3 years against the dollar

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Say hello to the ‘cheap money bubble’

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Can central banks further boost their economies?

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India, Thailand and New Zealand follow U.S. by cutting interest rates

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Interest rate cut in the U.S. for the first time in over 10 years

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No-deal Brexit and recession go hand in hand

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Central Bank independence in United States

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Trump’s view on strong dollar

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By |2022-01-13T10:40:09+00:00March 3rd, 2019|International Economics|Comments Off on Trump’s view on strong dollar

EU-Japan Trade Agreement

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By |2022-01-13T10:40:33+00:00February 12th, 2019|International Economics|Comments Off on EU-Japan Trade Agreement

FED raised interest rates

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By |2022-01-13T10:41:10+00:00December 20th, 2018|Macro|Comments Off on FED raised interest rates

Brazil interest rate cut

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By |2022-01-13T10:41:44+00:00November 26th, 2018|Macro|0 Comments

How tariffs can divert trade

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By |2022-01-13T10:41:57+00:00November 21st, 2018|International Economics|Comments Off on How tariffs can divert trade

Better wait with further interest rate hikes?

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By |2022-01-13T10:42:13+00:00October 24th, 2018|Macro|Comments Off on Better wait with further interest rate hikes?

Turkey Interest Rate Hike

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By |2022-01-13T10:42:28+00:00September 14th, 2018|International Economics, Macro|Comments Off on Turkey Interest Rate Hike

Calorie Reduction Plan in England

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By |2022-01-13T10:42:40+00:00August 23rd, 2017|Micro|Comments Off on Calorie Reduction Plan in England

Know Macroeconomics and Become a Billionaire

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By |2022-01-13T10:42:58+00:00August 23rd, 2017|Macro|Comments Off on Know Macroeconomics and Become a Billionaire

Interest rate increase in the U.S.

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By |2022-01-13T10:43:31+00:00February 6th, 2017|Macro|Comments Off on Interest rate increase in the U.S.

New international agreement on decreasing global oil production

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By |2022-01-13T10:43:49+00:00December 14th, 2016|Micro|Comments Off on New international agreement on decreasing global oil production

ECB keeps increasing the money supply

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By |2022-01-13T10:44:10+00:00December 14th, 2016|Macro|Comments Off on ECB keeps increasing the money supply

OPEC cuts oil supply first time in 8 years

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By |2022-01-13T10:44:23+00:00December 14th, 2016|Macro|Comments Off on OPEC cuts oil supply first time in 8 years

Spanish unemployment on the decrease

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By |2022-01-13T10:44:46+00:00November 16th, 2016|Macro|Comments Off on Spanish unemployment on the decrease

Tax cuts for Chinese car manufacturers

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By |2022-01-13T10:45:07+00:00October 15th, 2016|Micro|Comments Off on Tax cuts for Chinese car manufacturers

Sugary drinks should be taxed according to WHO

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By |2022-01-13T12:04:40+00:00October 12th, 2016|Micro|Comments Off on Sugary drinks should be taxed according to WHO

A more progressive tax system for Guernsey

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By |2022-01-13T12:04:48+00:00October 11th, 2016|Macro|Comments Off on A more progressive tax system for Guernsey

Officials in England plan to introduce regulation to cut back childhood obesity

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By |2022-01-13T12:05:08+00:00October 5th, 2016|Micro|Comments Off on Officials in England plan to introduce regulation to cut back childhood obesity

Starting the IB?

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Zimbabwe to ban electric water heaters to save power

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By |2022-01-13T12:05:21+00:00October 2nd, 2015|Development Economics|Comments Off on Zimbabwe to ban electric water heaters to save power

Chinese manufacturing industry contracting for two months in a row

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By |2022-01-13T12:05:31+00:00October 2nd, 2015|Macro|Comments Off on Chinese manufacturing industry contracting for two months in a row

Market failure and cheating: Volkswagen’s “clean diesel” scandal

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By |2022-01-13T12:05:48+00:00September 26th, 2015|Micro, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Market failure and cheating: Volkswagen’s “clean diesel” scandal

Fed decided to leave the U.S. national interest rate unchanged

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By |2022-01-13T12:11:00+00:00September 18th, 2015|Macro|Comments Off on Fed decided to leave the U.S. national interest rate unchanged

A stronger dollar means American goods become less attractive for tourists

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By |2022-01-13T12:06:23+00:00May 14th, 2015|International Economics|Comments Off on A stronger dollar means American goods become less attractive for tourists

Drug prices soar in the U.S. as a result of low PEDs

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