The 99 Best Economics Resources

IB Economics General Websites

  • Welker’s Wikinomics - A website created by an IB economics teacher containing useful IB lecture notes as well as a blog
  • Tutor2U - A resource for AS, A2 and IB economics revision
  • Biz/ed - A general resource for learning economics, listed by topic.
  • Essentials of Economics - Summaries, online quizzes and case studies relating to the textbook “Essentials of Economics”
  • Economic Policy Debate - Is a place for online debates regarding current controversial ideas in economics. For IB Econ students, it’s a good place to review key concepts and evaluate.
  • Vizala.com - Has a lot of great economics data. It's a database for country, demographic, social, and economic information.  

Videos

Podcasts

  • Planet Money. One of my favourite podcasts. They do a great job of making sense of complicated concepts. Very entertaining. (Just add it to your podcasts in iTunes). Highly recommended
  • The Economist Magazine - Editor’s Highlights. Useful if you don’t have time to read the Economist. Key sections of the weekly audio edition are read to you. (Just add it to your podcasts in iTunes).
  • Motley Fool Money is a stock exchange podcast, but it is a rich source of insights. Very intelligent and easy to listen to.

Articles, Blogs and Blog Posts

Internal Assessment (IA)

Extended Essay (EE)

IB Economics Research Resources

  • Gapminder is a great source for statistics and videos explaining the state of the world. Highly recommended
  • The Economist - Arguably the most influential and important publication in the world
  • Asian Development Bank - Economics and statistics resources of the multilateral, Asian-oriented development finance institution that promotes economic and social progress
  • Bank of England - The website of the Bank of England, the UK’s Central Bank
  • CIA World Factbook - An online resource on the history, people, government, and economies of every country in the world.
  • Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean - The UN’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. Some very interesting real life examples.
  • Federal Reserve - The website of the US Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States
  • Goldman Sachs’ Global Economic Outlook - Global economic research put out by one of the leading investment banks, Goldman Sachs
  • International Monetary Fund - The website of the International Monetary Fund - the “central banker’s central bank”
  • UN human Development Reports - The website of the UN’s Development Program
  • World Bank - The website of the world bank, the world’s pre-eminent (and often controversial) development bank
  • World Trade Organization - The World Trade Organization’s website, containing a wealth of economics research and information

Useful Links and Videos by Topic

Microeconomics

Markets (Supply, Demand and Price Controls)

Elasticities

Theory of the Firm

Market Failure

Macroeconomics

Measuring National Income

Introduction to Development

Video - A quick lesson on the diffrences between GDP and GNP. (From Paj Holden)

Macroeconomic Models

Demand-Side and Supply-Side Policies

Unemployment and Inflation

International Economics

Reasons for Trade

Free Trade and Protectionism

World Trade Organization (WTO)

Balance of Payments

Exchange Rates

Balance of Payment Problems

Terms of Trade

Development Economics

If you know if any great resources to help your fellow IB Economics students, please either email me via the "contact" page or link to them in the comments.