Sunday, 30 September 2012

Only 100 Cod Left In The Sea

Overfishing has left fewer than 100 adult cod left in the North Sea it was reported. Consider the supply and demand and the effects on price of this scarce resource.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Every Litte Hurts

Tesco rebrands its Value range as they try to relieve consumers of the embarrassment of buying the cheapest products on its shelves. Some excellent reading about the concept of inferior goods within this article for all Economists to take a look at.

Monday, 24 September 2012

Tutor2u App Out Now

The brand new tutor2u app is out now and is free to download. Test your knowledge of key topics on-the-go with this brand new revision based app. 

Britain's Coolest Brand is...

Aston Martin has been top of the annual cool brand survey for six out of the past seven years. Follow the link to see if Apple have managed to knock them off their top spot as the coolest brand in the UK.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Busy With The Fizzy

The iconic SodaStream brand of the 1970s & 80s is making a comeback, claiming to be both environmentally-friendly and kinder to our ever-expanding waistlines. 

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Even Slimmer PS3

Sony is launching two slimmer versions of its PlayStation 3 console to boost sales of the ageing games machine. A classic example of product life cycle extnesion strategy, but will it work?

Intro To Market Strutures

A video introduction to Market Structures for all A2 Economists to take a look at before next weeks lessons. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Consumer & Producer Surplus

Very nice video to help AS Economists enhance your understanding of consumer & producer surplus. Just follow the link. 

Big Business

For those iPad owners out there why not try out this brand new app Big Business HD & experience what its like to build up an company from the ground & become a billionaire. Find it in the app store for free. 

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Masters of Money

A new series starting on Monday night 9pm BBC2 sees economics editor Stephanie Flanders look into how three extraordinary thinkers - Keynes, Hayek & Marx, helped shape the 20th century. This is essential viewing for Economics students!

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

iPhone 5 Unveiled

After months of speculation Apple have finally released details of the iPhone 5. Competition in the smartphone market is tough but Apple are hoping that their 4g enabled model with taller screen will prove to be the best out there. 

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Summer Cinema Boom

UK Cinemas reported a jump in ticket sales during rainy summer, while outdoor festivals have largely been a washouts.

Not Always Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola may be one of the world's most recognised brands however there are some countries where you would not be able to find it. Follow the link to find out where & why?

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Business On The Box

The Dragons return to the den tonight with a new series starting at 9pm on BBC2 whilst over on BBC3 at 9pm on Wednesday the owner of Innocent Smoothies is likewise in the hunt for some entrepreneurial talent with a brand new show 'Be Your Own Boss'. Tune in and top up your business knowledge! 

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Did You Know..

For those students who have just embarked on their studies in Economics you may be interested to know some famous people who have degrees in the subject. Some may surprise you:
  • Russel Howard
  • Andrew Strauss
  • Cate Blanchett
  • George Bush
  • Lionel Richie
  • Konnie Huq
  • Arsene Wenger

60 Second Adventures in Economics

A selection of videos from the Open University which cover some classic economic topics very nicely in just 60-seconds. They are all voiced by David Mitchell and are well worth a look.

What's That Got To Do With The Price of Fish?

Great article for all you new economists to check out about the recent changes in the price of many products.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

The New Red Bull?

Inspired by the Olympics Dragon Rouge has redesigned milk as an energy drink. Could a design like this make milk appeal to a whole new market?


Join in on the debate as McDonald's plans to open its first vegetarian-only restaurants in India. 
Would you eat there?

UK economy: Why is it shrinking?

Latest official figures show that the double-dip recession in the UK has deepened. The output of the economy shrank by 0.5% but what is behind that number? Follow the link to find out more.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Economics Around You

In conjunction with Tutor2u we are launching a photography competition for both AS & A2 Economics students. We are looking for you to take a picture using a camera or smartphone which you think represents an economic concept or issue. Once you think you have a winning photo and caption you can either e-mail it across to or print it out and hand it in to your teacher. If your looking for inspiration check out #econstreet on twitter or follow the link below. Good Luck!

Welcome Back

Whether you are starting a new course or are continuing your studies we hope you have had a lovely summer break & are ready to get started again. Remember to keep up to date with the blog for all your news & updates. Let's go!