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  1. In the Economics Paper 2, there are 4 articles and 4 long questions; should I try to read through both the articles and the questions completely during the five minutes reading time? I'm unsure that this is enough time. Should I just read the questions?
  2. Dear IB survival community, I am currently planning my Economics EE. I chose to investigate the market structure of my local coffee shop industry. I think this is a topic which allows for lots of primary research, however, I definitely want to include some relevant secondary sources in my essay as well. My supervisor has told me to look into economic books that deal with market structure analysis. Does anyone have any suggestions for that matter? Or any other useful tips or resources I could use for my essay?
  3. The EE question I came up with was "To what extent is the market for airplane travel from Lisbon to Porto a contestable market?". Contestable markets is an economic theory invented in the early 1980s, that differs from the classical ones, and suggests that an oligopolistic or monopolistic market will provide at the productively efficient price, not the maximising MC = MR, because of the constant threat of new entrants taking way their market share. Airlines generally are an example, but it depends on the barriers to entry. This topic seems very interesting, and I have a lot of sources, but "Contestable markets" is not a topic in IB economics. Is it still ok to do this topic then? It's weird because my teacher said I can't, but I've found extended essay reports that have research questions that go outside the syllabus, including some about contestable markets. Can anyone tell me what the IB EE policy for this is? Thanks in advance Btw this is a repost
  4. Laura Serrano Rodriguez

    Which HL to drop to SL?

    Hello everyone, I am currently doing 4 HL's but I need to drop one as soon as possible. Right now I am taking Math, Physics, Chem and Econ HL. I want to be an astrophysicist. I know that I need to keep Physics HL, I do not know about Math because even though I am strong at math, the teachers say that it will be very challenging for me and I will not be able to get the score I want, but if I drop to Math SL she said that the course would be kinda too easy for me not letting me develop my skills. I have to choose between Chem and Econ which one to drop. If I were to have Physics, math, and chem HL the teachers say I would pick the "death combo", and I can see why. But they complement the best If I were to pick Physics, econ, and chem HL, would I need more maths but should I be okay with just Math SL for astrophysics? or should it be better if I keep Math HL? The other option would be to have Physics, math, and econ HL, in which math would be the most challenging one for me. I have tried the 4 for a semester, and I am allowed to keep it like that for another semester before yr12 starts, but me and my math teacher would like if I decide as soon as possible, if possible before the second semester of my first year starts. Thank you all for your help! All thoughts are welcomed!
  5. MaxMallhi

    HL Economics or History ?

    I'm joining IB in April and I've take the following subjects- HL-English, Economics and History SL-ESS, Maths Applications and Interpretations, French ab inito. My school is telling me that I can't take both economics and history as subjects as they clash in the school's time table. Hence, I have been told to opt out of either one and take psychology HL instead. I want to study International Relations in the US and then go to law school so what do you suggest I do; should I leave econ or history ? I've heard econ is easy to score in and hist requires a lot of hard work and commitment however I am ready to take up that challenge and I love history. But what is more important for International Relations? Econ or Hist? I'm so heartbroken because I have zero interest in psychology and I will have to study it. And my actual HL combinations were killers for uni. I don't know what to do now.
  6. Hi, I am currently doing my extended essay on Economics and my intended RQ is To what extent does the food delivery platform industry has impacted the demand for dine-in service to restaurants of different price levels in X. I have been struggling in the introduction for two months I still do not know what exactly the direction that I am supposed to be doing. I am still not sure about the RQ.
  7. Hey everyone, I'm currently writing my economics commentary and have to hand in the draft after this weekend, and I just feel very lost with the structure and connecting things to each other, like the diagrams. If anyone could give me some tips I would be extremely grateful.
  8. I'm planning to do Economics at the UK for uni and was wondering which HL would be better for me, psych or history HL? My other subjects: HL - Math, Economics SL - Biology, Eng Lang Lit, French ab initio Thanks in advance!
  9. Hey all, kinda new here, will start taking the full diploma next year, planning on going into engineering, wondering which of the three courses(B&M or Eco or Enviormental Systems and Societies) would be the most beneficial to take at SL. Thanks all!
  10. Lukario

    Demand Notes

    DEMAND NOTES, INTRO TO MICROECONOMICS.
  11. a) Using diagrams, explain how a change in one of the determinants of demand might increase the price of rice and how a change in one of the determinants of supply might decrease the price of rice. This is the part a) question my tutor gave me and I don't get it. Please help xx.
  12. abigailooh

    Maths IA topics on Economics

    Can anyone suggest me a maths sl ia topic related to economics? I wanted to do it on te game theory but my teachers telling me that its an hl level ia and I won't be able to do it. I want to do my maths ia on eco
  13. Hello everyone, So I am writing an EE in Economics, my topic is the effect of online loan delivering technology on the Banking industry. However, I'm not sure whether my research question is appropriate, that is why I am here hoping that someone can give me advice. So, recently in my country the technology of online loan delivering was introduced to the Banking system. People can sign up on the official website of the bank, ask for a loan without a pledge․ The program examines the client's loan history and based on their good history gives them a certain amount of money. The rest of the processes relating to the contract etc. are also happening online, therefore the client doesn't even have to visit the bank to get a loan. So, I am wondering how I can analyze this. I was thinking about looking at the quantity of employees in this specific field (it stayed constant), the increased output, the increased revenue. The negative effects can be the risk of errors caused by the algorithm or the fact that there is no human interaction between the client and the specialist who could identify that the person should not be trusted with a loan. Also, I can look at the change in the number of NPLs. My research question at the moment is "To what extent did the adoption of online loan provision technology increase the efficiency in delivering loans in Ameria bank in Armenia in the period 2015-2017?" Can you please help me refine my question and maybe give me ideas of what I can measure and how I can relate it to the theory of the firm in the best possible way? Thank you so much
  14. literaturegirl

    Problem with EE subject

    Soon it’s time for the to choose subject for EE. I would like to hear your advice. In the future my goal would be to study Business. However, I’m not doing EE on Economics as I think I have enough studying in it with all the IA’s. Psychology is one possible, like doing topic eg ”psychology in business / negotiation” but I’m not sure whether it will benefit me enough, as it’s mostly about theories and studies in Psychology. English would be the last option. I heard it would be easy to get good grade, am I right? I’m good at analyzing stuff, but the question is about what topic I would choose in English. Eventually, are US/UK universities interested in what my EE topic/subject was? Is there anyone who has done EE in psychology, is it mostly studies/theories based?
  15. Yoongi

    Taxation and Subsidies Notes

    Some notes that I took about taxation and subsidies implemented by the government.
  16. itsjamiekoo

    Market failure notes

    This is market failure notes that I made by myself. I got a 7 in econs HL for my school paper and my school is notorious for setting difficult papers so these notes should be good enough.
  17. EllaS02

    How can I prepare for IB?

    I'm currently on my summer break, and will be starting IB next year. I feel mostly prepared, but I will be taking two new subjects that I'm unfamiliar with: Economics and Biology. I currently have my Biology study guide and my Economics one is on the way. Does anyone have any advice on what I should study from these that will give me a head-start for IB?
  18. Jusd

    Economics EE

    Hey! I was thinking about writing my economics extended essay about the market of vegan products. Is it a good decision? My topic would be 'How does the growing popularity of veganism affect the market of vegan products in my country?' Is this a good topic for economics ee or would you advise something else? Or maybe you have any advice in general? Thanks for your help!
  19. Hi guys, my EE sort of 'proposal' due date where we seriously consult to the EE supervisors and all that are next week's Wednesday, and honestly I'm still so so confused and I need help or just some suggestions or anything, please. Here are the subjects I am taking: Economics HL, Mathematics HL, Physics HL, Chemistry SL, English A SL, MandarinAB. So, since the start, I've always intended on taking Economics EE because from all my other subjects, it seemed impossible for me. (I've been getting rock bottom scores for Math and the school have no more supervisors for Physics). So, I've been researching a lot for like a few months now, but until now I've got nothing. Initially, I wanted to do about impact of K-Pop in Korea's economy, which would certainly interest me, but the Econs EE supervisor said to do something related to your country, and I'm an Indonesian. I've also searched about topics like tourism, transport, food, etc, but it's really hard for me to relate it to the economics concept especially when it's like about a particular brand like for example McD, etc. And lots of people say that it's leaning more towards Business, and I don't take Business. My economics EE supervisor has been chasing me and all that about topics topics and topics for Econs since he knows that I want to take it, but yesterday he talked to me and said that it's really important for everyone to do an EE on a topic that will surely interest us and something that you are passionate about. He kept on also encouraging the whole class to take a Language EE, like Indonesian B and the subject allows you to talk about a wide range of things like analysing songs, brochures, ads and all that, etc. So, I was quite persuaded by that and I really want to do on something about K-Pop. So, I noticed I could write about K-Pop on these language EEs, but the problem is I don't take Indonesian B and I don't take English A HL (I take A SL), so it would surely be a challenge for me. Even though Indonesian is my first language, I don't know if I could write well, but I really feel like I wanna do this you know, or maybe do English A EE. Another problem is, I don't know how I could relate the topic of K-Pop to these language EEs, can anyone maybe share me your thoughts on my issue please? I really need help. Thank you!!...
  20. Commentary: One of the world’s most important jobs has put the U.S. in great danger by increasing national debt, causing unemployment to be at its lowest, and increasing interest rates. Despite the tax cuts, Trump has increased his import and export tariff expenses causing multiple debt situations. According to this article, this debt is caused by poor decision making from the president and minor setbacks that cause major debt. Analysis: Under President Donald Trump’s administration, the United States government debt has grown faster than any other former president’s administration. Since 2012, the national debt has grown over $5 trillion, from $16.7 trillion in 2013 to $21.9 trillion in 2018! By the end of Trump’s term it is expected the debt will increase by another $4.4 trillion. The national debt has grown by 6.6 percent since Trump took office in 2017. Much of this was accrued during Trump’s first year in office. Despite unemployment rates being at their lowest and a booming economy, this is the fastest growing rate of the national debt in our country’s lifetime. The irony is one of his platform points was he would reduce the national debt. His defense is we haven’t yet felt the impact of the corporate tax cut, which was supposed to open opportunities for corporations to invest money in the US and boost our economy. The government sets the value of the dollar and the base interest rate. When the national debt increases, the interest rates increase, and the higher the interest rate, the more consumer debt is incurred. This is good for the government because when they have higher interest rates on the consumers, the more other countries invest in our country. Other countries want to invest at this point because they get a higher return on investment. For example, if the interest rate increases, the demand for homes decreases since the monthly payments will be higher so the price of homes would go down [Graph 1]. As a result, the supply for furniture would decrease and the price of furniture would increase because there will be low demands for homes [Graph 2].This exemplifies of how national debt can cause problems so small that can affect the economy. Graphs Graph 1 When the Demand for houses decreases, prices will also decrease for houses Graph 2 When the supply for furniture will decrease but the price for furniture will increase Unemployment Rates- The percentage of unemployed workers in the total labor force. Interest Rates- The proportion of a loan that is charged as interest to the borrower, typically expressed as an annual percentage of the loan outstanding. Investment- purchase of goods that are not consumed today but are used in the future to create wealth. Evaluation In the long run, the interest rates are increasing so people spend less amounts of money on products and, the supply along with unemployment, increases at a impactful rate which causes a recession. The national debt will increase because with higher interest rates job wages will increase. In the short run, since the interest rates are going up many people will decide to use substitute goods, and stop buying stock and complementary goods. The national debt will still be active because the small issues like the wall building for example only causing an increase in more debt on subsidies or government spendings. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-12/u-s-debt-under-trump-has-swelled-by-size-of-brazil-s-economy
  21. mgk583

    SELLING IB TEXTBOOKS!

    I am interested in selling a number of my IB books (many of which have never been opened or used, although some have plastic contact on them)! I took my exams in November 2018 so these were the books that were suited for my year and possibly for future years to come! - Edible English 4th Ed. [BRAND NEW] = $20 - Biology Study Guide Oxford (2014 ed.) [BRAND NEW] = $70 - Biology Course Companion Oxford (2014 ed.) [BRAND NEW] = $45 - SL Maths for the IB Diploma Haese 3rd Ed. [BRAND NEW] = $70 - TOK 2013 Ed. Oxford [BRAND NEW] = $50 - Extended Essay Oxford Course Companion = $40 - Economics in a Nutshell Exam Study Guide Tragakes = $40 I would prefer to only send stuff to Australia but if you are from elsewhere just let me know! Thank you and good luck with your IB studies!
  22. Hello, what subject choices would be more acceptable for a business major in a competitive/elite university in the US(Ivy's) or the UK My current subjects: HL: English Literature, Business Management, Biology SL: Math Standard, Language Acquisition B Indonesian, Economics Should I change it to: HL: English Literature, Business Management, Math SL: Environmental Societies and Systems (ESS), Language Acquisition B Indonesian, Economics *my school doesn't offer economics HL, and math HL isn't really mandatory for business, but biology HL isn't either, and both are rigorous subjects. Should I stay in biology even though I don't need it (does it make me more competitive?) or take up Math HL and ESS?
  23. Hey guys, clearly from the title you can see that I'm struggling in IB Econ. I have been probably getting the worst results amongst my class since I started early this year(not struggling in any other subject). I'm in need of some serious tips of attempting to understand the course! Thanks!
  24. Hi, so my subject choices are currently HL: Bio, Business Management, English Lit SL: Lang B, Economics, Math *my school doesn't offer economics hl For a competitive university in the US or UK, would it be okay if I take HL: Lang B, Business, English Lit SL: Biology or ESS?, Economics, Math or should I keep my current subject choices? I don't know if I should keep Biology HL since I'm not sure if I really need it - and I wouldn't know what to replace it with. - Does the Ivy League look more on subject choices or the total IB score/predicted??
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