Featuring information, data, case studies and analysis of recent economic events, the Economics Annual Update 2015 provides you with topical material to draw on for tasks throughout your course, and for answering examination questions. Written by an experienced teacher and examiner, this is the book you need if you are aiming for the highest grades at AS and A2 Economics. - Up-to-date case study examples with data to help you develop your knowledge and improve your exam answers - Linked to the Edexcel, OCR and AQA Economics specifications, with exam-type questions at the end of each chapter - Includes a good balance of microeconomic and macroeconomic content - Written for both AS and A2 students Contents list Chapter 1: The German beer cartel: what happened and why did it break down? Chapter 2: Help to Buy: are we creating another housing bubble? Chapter 3: High Speed 2: do the benefits outweigh the costs? Chapter 4: African development: what is causing and constraining growth? Chapter 5: Scottish independence referendum: what were the economic issues?
Chapter 6: Latin American economies: growth, world cups and defaults Chapter 7: Payday loan regulation: will consumers be better off? Chapter 8: Egypt's fuel subsidy cut: a necessary reform? Chapter 9: the Eurozone: what problems remain? Chapter 10: Gold prices: what comes up must come down Chapter 11: Briefing on the UK Economy (including Economic data analysis)