Expecting an increase in meat prices

Part of the syllabus: Microeconomics Article
Source: Krugersdorp News
Date of the article: 2016-12-22
Link to article: Meat prices expected to increase up to 15 per cent
The festive season is here. The article argues it affects the demand for red meat. Recent droughts have increased red meat slaughtering which lead to growing supply. How could these changes in demand and supply lead to possible increases in meat prices? Surely a “meaty” article for your IA!

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Depreciating pound – a blessing or a curse for the UK?

Part of the syllabus: International Economics
Source: The Independent
Date of the article: 2016-10-04
Link to article: The pound has hit a 31-year low
Brexit – a topic that hundreds of IB Economics students will discuss in their internal assessments and extended essays. This time let us take a look at the depreciating pound. It has fallen lower than anyone expected. What effects will this have on the UK economy?

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Price cap on stents in India

Part of the syllabus: Microeconomics
Source: The Economic Times India
Date of the article: 2016-07-20
Link to article: India sets a maximum price on stents
A great Microeconomics IA article for you. Price ceiling is introduced on stents in India – how will this affect the market for stents? What about the fact that they will become more attainable to everyone… Could that lead to positive externalities associated with better healh?

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Cauliflower prices

Part of the syllabus: Microeconomics
Source: —
Date of the article: 2016-05
Link to article: —
This time – no article. Simply use Google News “Cauliflower Prices” or “Cauliflower Demand” or anything else related to Cauliflower. Recently, supply took a dive after recent droughts and/or colds around the world. Demand surged following Paleo and other low-carb diets. This is a great economic phenomenon to discuss in your Microeconomics IA!

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Gas prices are low – why aren’t energy prices falling?

Part of the syllabus: Microeconomics
Source: The Telegraph
Date of the article: 2016-04-13
Link to article: Falling gas price effect on the energy market
This is an IB Economics Microeconomics IA article. It talks about falling gas prices and tries to discuss reasons why that lower gas price does not translate to lower utility bills. There must be plenty of microeconomics in this…

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US imposing anti-duping tariff on Chinese steel

Part of the syllabus: International Economics
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of the article: 2016-03-01
Link to article: U.S. Imposes 266% Duty on Some Chinese Steel Imports (save the article once you have opened it! – this website is subscription based and you will not be able to reopen the article for free)
An IB Economics IA Article International Economics part of the syllabus. The article is about US imposing an anti-dumping tariff on Chinese steel. Is this a sustainable solution?

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Israel plans to lower tariff on farm products

Part of the syllabus: International Economics
Source: Haaretz – Israeli News source
Date of the article: 2016-02-21
Link to article: Israel to Reduce, Eliminate Tariffs on Farm Products (save the article once you open it as this website requires a subscription! or you can use this link instead: Alternative link; you can also try googling the title of the article and accessing it through google)
An IB Economics IA Article International Economics part of the syllabus. The article talks about Israel’s plans to reduce or even completely eliminate tariffs on farm goods.

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