A selection of news articles chosen by Beggs for illustrating basic economic concepts in the classroom. These are organised by publication date and tagged with the relevant concepts and with Beggs' one-line summary. Some entries link to Beggs' own blog posts about the articles.
Case Studies in Principles of Macroeconomics
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This section of the Guardian newspaper gives useful updates on the so-called credit crunch and the current economic situation, mainly in the UK but with some international coverage. There are analyses of how the problems began, updates, videos and business podcasts. It could be useful for engaging undergraduate students or providing case studies for teaching.
Unraveling what happened that summer of 1998, 'The Crash' examines the underlying dynamics of a global economy that has created this new era of risk and instability. And it draws on the expertise of William Greider, George Soros, Jeffrey Sachs, and other leading financial analysts and policy makers who debate whether--or when--the crash of 1998 will be repeated. This site, a companion to a special 'Frontline' television programme, uses text reports, interviews and a video segment.
ECON100 offers various resources to support a number of text books authored or co-authored by Michael Parkin. Included are lecture notes (in PowerPoint, HTML or RTF), online quizzes, and news analysis.
Archived on this page are links to particular PBS NOW stories relating to economics. The links take to story pages that often include further links to video, transcripts, data and side stories. The archives go from 2002 to the present.