Economics Education

Economic Sectors

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How does our economy work? This page is dedicated to studying materials on various economic sectors. Because no economist should walk away from her education with a head full of only theory, without knowing what the actual economy looks like.

  • Statistics Netherlands (CBS) provides an amazingly detailed picture of the Dutch economy and its strategic global position.
  • Robert Neuwirth went underground, and wrote an excellent ethnographic account of the global informal economy.
  • War, Disaster and the Global Aid Market. How do these sectors work? 
  • Debunking Public vs Private Sector Myths. How do the public and private sector actually differ from each other?
  • The Story of Stuff is a short animated documentary about the lifecycle of material goods. Very informative.

More materials coming up! N.B.: If you have good teaching materials to add to this page, do let us know.


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Findings: Real world economics

Materials: Economic approaches