Economics Roundtable

January 2014 Payroll Employment

We are getting closer to the previous peak.

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Jobs

The best summary of the state of our economy is the graph (below) of employment as a fraction of population for people over 16 years old. The decrease is large, but the most troubling feature of the graph is the flat trend .


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Graph-of-the-Year Candidates

Donald Marron likes European interest rates. Click on the image to get a bigger version. Can you find three distinct subperiods?

Brad DeLong favors the U.S. gdp gap.


Remember M1?

Money Supply M1 growth is now over 20% per year over a 12 month lag. M1 growth has touched 20% before, but not with excess reserves of $1.6 trillion. Where is M1 headed?


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April 16, 2014, 1:23 pm, 1256504
Here is our weekly economics news quiz. Ten questions on the latest economics and business news in a quiz format powered by the Zondle website!Have a go and good luck!


April 16, 2014, 11:23 am, 1256405
A production possibility frontier (PPF) shows the maximum possible output combinations of two goods or services an economy can achieve when all resources are fully and efficiently employed


April 16, 2014, 11:23 am, 1256404
Here are twelve more questions covering markets and market failure - test your understanding with this zondle-powered quiz!


April 16, 2014, 9:23 am, 1256337
Here are some revision quizzes for students to check their understanding of market failure


April 16, 2014, 9:23 am, 1256336
Today is the final day of posting resources aimed at testing knowledge on diagrams (please see the links at the bottom of this page for easy access to Monday and Tuesday's blog posts). The resources are aimed at testing knowledge on some of the key diagrams that students need to ...


April 16, 2014, 5:23 am, 1256226
Here are twelve more questions covering markets and market failure - test your understanding with this zondle-powered quiz!


April 16, 2014, 3:23 am, 1256176
Here are some revision quizzes for students to check their understanding of market failure


April 16, 2014, 3:23 am, 1256175
We’ve got a busy programme of CPD for Economics and Business Studies in the summer term and we’d be delighted if you and your colleagues were able to join us. Brief details below.


April 15, 2014, 9:23 am, 1255718
Falling unemployment, declining inflation and stronger growth – we are seeing a better picture for the UK in 2014? But can it last?After several years of weak expansion, the UK economy is enjoying a relatively strong cyclical recovery.Can the UK continued to experience a recovery in output, jobs and investment?Will ...


April 15, 2014, 9:23 am, 1255716
For many developing countries tourism is already a major part of their economy and a significant source of income and employment. But there is a fierce debate about the consequences of tourism - what role can tourism play in economic development? Can travel to developing countries do more harm than good?