I suddenly realized that I don't know anything about current economic affairs. (Don't read economist, any newspaper, don't watch the news etc.)
Would anyone please like to help the hopeless applicant and maybe give a list of topics that might be relevant? Like
1. economic depression
2. mortgage funds
3. situation in Greece
or something like that.
My ignorance is really getting to me and I want to start researching some issues into depth but I don't know where to start. Would anyone please like to help? I don't need any explanations. Just the topics...
I appreciate your help!
The most important economic issues of today Watch
- Thread Starter
- 06-12-2010 04:24
- 06-12-2010 04:40
Some that I can think of from the top of my head:
1 - The depression
2 - UK's fiscal budget
3 - Greece/Portugal/Italy situations
4 - The rise of China
5 - Rise of other BRIC countries
6 - China/US exchange rate disagreements
7 - Euro crisis
Strongly suggest following the BBC site for the general low-down. For further reading, I'd say get your hands on The Economist. It's a very interesting read, you'll learn alot about all sorts of topical issues - not strictly related to economics.
I would suggest The Guardian as a newspaper but I'm losing faith with almost all papers now, the Financial Times would probably do but I don't read it. Just try to avoid journalist-hysterics sort of media, go for stuff from economists. Listening to Radio 4 may also prove useful sometimes.
- Thread Starter
- 06-12-2010 13:20
Thank you very much! It's very helpful.
I'm going to look into those topics now.
Anyone else have any ideas?
- 06-12-2010 16:25
whether DSGE models are bull**** or not.
ah i thought you meant academic issues. since you mean current affairs i cant really contribute as i dont follow those much.Last edited by danny111; 06-12-2010 at 16:26.
- 06-12-2010 16:34
Climate change and energy policies (carbon tax,emission trading)
- 09-12-2010 16:11
i would add the causes and impacts of quantitative easing policies.