European Economics 2018
Summer Programme   Group photo Photo 2


Presentations and films
Lesson 1.
Friday 8th June
Room 808

True / False questionnaire

Acronyms list
True / False answers
Lesson 2.
Monday 11th June
Room 808

How countries manage and mismanage their economies
Acronyms test
EU Budget. Money in, money out

Macro - budget and deficit
Macro exercise

Lesson 3.
Monday 11th June
Room 808

Grexit or not?
Greek 10-year bonds
Greek debt %GDP
Who bought the bonds?
IMF makes a profit of 2.5€ bn
Where did the bailout money go?
Macro Revision
Failed austerity in Europe - the way out (2m)
The Greek Debt Crisis: Causes, Management and Possible Solutions
Greece for Sale
Germans to run Greek airports
Greek islands for sale
Greek pensioners
Greek poverty
Bailout 2017

Lesson 4.
Tuesday 12th June
Room 808

Wealth and Growth

Growth (with Green GDP and HDI)
Research sources
HDI statistics (United Nations Development Programme)
Multidimensional poverty index (Wikipedia)
Gini Index
Wealth distribution exercise and discussion
Robert F. Kennedy speech on GDP (3m)
USA wealth distribution (Politizane 6m)
The inequalities of wealth distribution: its economic and political consequences

Lesson 5.
Tuesday 12th June
Room 808

Fiscal Policy

Public social spending comparison pdf
World tax comparison
Tax bracket comparison (Wikipedia)
Unemployment benefit comparison pdf
US tax subsidies to industry pdf
Tax revenues OECD
Fiscal policy pdf DR
Monetary and fiscal policy 4m
Lesson 6.
Friday 15th June
Room 808

Fiscal policy presentations

Fiscal policy for ESSCALand (student presentations with evaluation)

Income tax
Corporation tax
Wealth tax
Fuel duty
Tobacco duty
Alcohol duty

Lesson 7.
Thursday 21st June
Room C111

Agriculture and Food Security
The Meatrix (corporate control of agriculture based on The Matrix)
World Food Security (pdf DR)
Lesson 8.
Friday 22nd June.
Room C111

Crashes and Crises

The 1929 Crash - YouTube (58m)

Economic crises and speculation (DR)
The 1929 Wall Street Crash (DR)
The NewDeal (DR)