Economics Weekly 5 - 1st March
The Economics Weekly 5 is back after the short half-term break. This provides you with a short summary of some of the most significant and interesting stories of the week in the field of economics. This helps keep you up to date with the news, whilst at the same time provide you with examples of economic policies and theories in action in the real world.
This week's top 5 Economics stories, as chosen by our EzyEconomics team:
UK Budget Surplus - The UK has recorded its largest monthly budget surplus since 1993 - What does this mean? How is the budget measured? How can the government use taxes and spending to influence economic activity?
German Economic Growth - Germany has narrowly avoided a recession in its latest quarterly growth figures - Why the recent economic seachange?
US-China Trade Tensions - Should the US re-think their trade strategy in relation to China? Do bilateral trade deficits really matter?
BoE Liquidity Intervention - What is liquidity? Why is it important to maintain liquidity in times of economic and financial weakness?
Rail Franchising Model - Assessing the UK rail network - Does it work? What policies can be put forward to improve the efficiency of the industry?
For each topic, we have designed a question to help your students use the skills they have developed in class and apply them to real-world situations.
Stay tuned for further editions of the Weekly 5 released on Friday's during term time!