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A short course of lectures
«Quick Win Economics»

Q42. How do businesses know how much to increase prices for a product or service?Q12. Why do economists focus on the consumer?Q100. Why does a change in central bank lending rates affect my mortgage?Q101. How could I spend my money to have the greatest benefit on the economy as a whole?Q37. What are good sources of economic data?Q87. How would economists deal with pollution?Q62. What is the balance of payments?Q65. Why does comparative advantage mean that free trade is almost always better than restricted trade?Q14. What is bounded rationality?MICROECONOMICSQ5. How do economists think about costs?Q44. What is break-even analysis?Q4. What are economic indicators?Q49. How are the parts of the economy connected together?Q32. What is arbitrage?Q60. Why are cartels banned in most countries?Q18. What is a deadweight loss?Q8. What is marginal analysis?Q69. What is liquidity?Q63. What is globalisation?Q71. What is the GDP deflator?Q43. What happens to demand for gin when the price of tonic changes?Q22. What is equilibrium?Q39. What is risk aversion?Q57. If the government devalues the currency, will this help my business?Q33. What is economic geography?Q45. What are diminishing returns?Q96. What is the trickle-down theory?Q74. What is economic development?Q10. What is utility?Q7. What is 'rent'?Q92. Could we ever have a zero inflation economy?MACROECONOMICSQ53. How do businesses decide which projects to fund, and which ones to drop?Q81. What are interest rates and why do they matter?Q25. What is market structure?Q77. Why does fiscal policy matter?Q21. What is market failure?Q17. What is producer surplus?Q61. What is a labour market?Q98. How do taxes impact the market?Q95. Why is there unemployment and how can it be reduced?APPLIED ECONOMICSQ6. What are the factors of production?ECONOMIC POLICYQ29. What is a barrier to entry or exit?Q52. What is deflation and why is it so worrying?Q31. What is an index?Q78. What is money and why is it useful?Q83. How does a government create money?Q15. Why are expectations important?Q70. What is Gross Domestic Product?Q23. What are excess supply and excess demand?Q75. What is economic inequality?Q66. Why do import / export tariffs matter for free trade?Q35. Why do economists use graphs?Q97. How do organisations like the World Trade Organisation influence world trade?Q30. What is game theory and how does it help to make people better off?Q82. What is a bank and how does it create money?Q56. Why don't Big Macs cost the same in every country?Q36. Why do economists use equations and functions to explain their theories?Q85. What is a poverty trap and how can people get out of one?Q58. Why does every country have a central bank? What does it do?Q2. What is an economic model?Q90. Should we tax more or less?Q28. Why are the supply chains of some companies more connected than others?Q16. What is consumer surplus?Q91. Could the government help the economy to recover by reducing taxes?Q19. What are economic incentives and why do people react to them?Q54. Why does the same amount of money buy less today than when I was a child?Q11. What is a price?Q73. How fast should an economy grow?Q99. How do reductions in Government spending affect the economy?Q24. What are comparative statics?Q27. What is aggregate demand / supply?Q86. Is advertising a good thing?ABOUT THE AUTHORQ51. What is hyperinflation?Q26. Why do monopolies matter?Q1. What is economics?Q88. What is a demographic transition and will it affect my pension, or hurt my children's chances in life?Q84. Can the government ever really manage the economy?Q89. Can an individual ever beat the market?Q64. Does free trade work?Q38. What is the economic definition of risk - and how does it differ from uncertainty?ECONOMICS ESSENTIALSQ55. What determines the exchange rate between currencies?Q93. Why does increased productivity matter for an economy?Q79. What is the money supply?Q67. What is economic efficiency?ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSQ48. What is an economy's capital stock? Why does it matter?Q46. What are the major '-isms' in economics?Q47. What is the macro-economy?Q72. What is the business cycle?Q41. How does a business decide how much to produce?Q94. Why does everyone want to buy a house?Q40. How does the behavioural theory of the business explain how businesses work?Q3. What are variables - and which matter most?Q13. Why do economists assume people are rational?Q50. What is inflation?Q80. Can the government manage the economy through monetary policy?Q76. What is the paradox of thrift?Q59. What is an economic and monetary union?Q20. What is the 'market'?Q68. What are government debts and why do they matter?Q34. What is an economic identity?Q9. What is opportunity cost?
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