Rent Control Leads to Shortage in Sweden

BBC: Why rent control isn’t working in Sweden Article published: 27 Aug,  2021 IB Economics syllabus: Microeconomics (government intervention, price control, maximum prices) It seems that rent control doesn't really work in Sweden, where the inevitable shortage now leads to an "average waiting time for a rent-controlled property [of] nine years" in Stokholm. Intervention would [...]

By |2021-09-08T12:14:57+00:00September 13th, 2021|Micro|Comments Off on Rent Control Leads to Shortage in Sweden

Tax cuts for Chinese car manufacturers

Wall Street Journal: China Car Sales Rise Sharply in September Article published: Oct 12, 2016 – out of date: no longer suitable for your IB Economics commentary IB Economics syllabus: Microeconomics (government intervention: tax cut) Thanks to tax cuts, Chinese car manufacturers can sell their products at lower prices. No wonder that there are a lot more sales [...]

By |2018-10-24T03:42:27+00:00October 15th, 2016|Micro|Comments Off on Tax cuts for Chinese car manufacturers

Price of sugar down because of overproduction – subsidy awaited

International Business Times (India): Mills Sell Sugar at Lower Rates to Pay Farmers as they Wait for Subsidy Article published: Feb 11, 2015 - out of date: no longer suitable for your IB Economics commentary IB Economics syllabus: Microeconomics (demand/supply, govt' intervention) Source of image: Agrodaily.com Do you need a little boost with IB Economics? Register for private [...]

By |2017-08-23T10:57:21+00:00March 3rd, 2015|Micro|Comments Off on Price of sugar down because of overproduction – subsidy awaited

Hazardous loan wavers in India

Bloomberg: India’s Most Powerful Banker Warns of Loan Waiver Hazards Article published: Sep 11, 2014 - out of date: no longer suitable for your IB Economics commentary IB Economics syllabus: Section 1, Microeconomics Chairman of the State Bank of India (the largest lender of India, not to be confused with the Reserve Bank of India [...]

By |2017-08-23T11:03:18+00:00September 11th, 2014|Micro|Comments Off on Hazardous loan wavers in India
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