Economics

On this page, you will find some recommendations on what to watch, read, listen and do to engage with your subject. As well as feeding your intellectual curiosity, these links may provide useful material for your UCAS statement. Once you have engaged with the links, make sure that you practise putting your thoughts into words with the writing activity at the end.

Watch

Why Renewables Can’t Save the Planet

New Thoughts on Capital in the 21st Century

The Currency of the New Economy is Trust

Maps that Show Us who we Are

Read

How Will the Global Economic Order Change by 2050?

Marginal Revolution Blog

Paul Krugman’s New York Times Blog

I, Pencil

AccessEd Reading List

Listen

Freakonomics Podcast

Planet Money Podcast

The Hidden Brain Podcast

Economics 101

Teaching Economics After the Crash

Do

  • Subscribe to a High Quality Broadsheet – Economics is an easy subject to follow; it happens every day and there is a huge amount of commentary around it. By subscribing to a high quality broadsheet you will be able to follow developments in contemporary economics easily. To give a couple of examples, the Economist and the Financial Times have a particular focus on the subject.
  • Watch the Business News – As well as the written word, it is easy to follow economics on TV. There are daily news bulletins that include economics updates and even some TV channelsfocused specifically on business and economics.

Write

  • To apply to university, you need to demonstrate that you are well informed about the subject and have a strong interest in studying it at greater depth. To get started, practice writing about your subject interests by composing short responses to the following questions:
  1.  What have you watched, read or listened to that has inspired you?
  2. Why was it interesting?
  3. What new issues did you learn about?
  4. What do you want to find out next?
  5. What excites you about the subject?
  6. Why do you think studying the subject is important?

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