The Mint Magazine covers a wide range of topics that align with the A Level/IB syllabus enriching student learning by offering a practical element of super-curricular reading on topical events. These qualifications are taught across the UK in all further education settings.
The following is constantly updated and reviewed in line with changes to the subject exam board syllabus taught at your school, sixth form or college, in addition to new articles for our subscribers to read. Teachers can choose articles as supplementary content to enrich your students’ reading each week.
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Introduction to Microeconomics
Understanding economics as a social science, what the economic problem is and the economic rationale.
The Role of Markets
How do the demand and supply forces work in tandem? How are prices determined? Do all consumers behave the same way? What happens when things don’t go to plan… what causes these issues and why, what may the implications be and how can governments remedy this?
The true meaning of corruption has been distorted, leaving research, policy and the public to allow it to continue unchecked. Geoffrey M. Hodgson explains. Some authors – particularly economists –
Do business always look at profit maximisation?
How firms scale, whether they are private or public, to merge or divest, customer loyalty, regulation and shareholders versus stakeholders are all other factors that are taken into account to consider why some businesses decide to grow while others decide to stay small…
In what markets do firms compete? How are these markets regulated? Is it better or worse to compete or collaborate with each other?
What causes demand and supply for labour? Which industries are more competitive? What factors cause barriers in entering the marketplace? How are wages determined between and within regions?
Aggregate Demand and Supply
How do the levers of consumption, investment, government expenditure and net trade work? How does the government look to build capacity? What happens when things don’t go to plan… what causes these issues and why, and what the implications may be.
Economic Policy Objectives
What policies does the government consider during a boom, a recession, in protecting the environment, in achieving a more equitable distribution of income? How does the government learn from its mistakes?
Despite recent cost reductions in solar panels and wind turbines, the world still gets over 85% of its energy from coal, oil and gas. Governments are intervening as they accept
How effective is government in meeting their macroeconomic objectives? What trade-offs do they face?
The Global Context
Exploring globalisation, international trade and patterns in trade over time. What bodies regulate trade, what advantages do trading blocs have and how do countries remain internationally attractive?
The Financial Sector
What are the role of financial markets? How do central banks play a role and what does market failure look like in the financial sector?