Damned Lies, Statistics, and Economics Education: what are economic forecasts, really?

By Dr Fabio Arico

In yesterday’s online edition of BBC News, BBC Business Editor Simon Jack explains what an economic forecast is. The article expands on the heated debate on whether Brexit will make the UK poorer, so it is extremely important that the public is correctly informed about what economic forecasts are. Continue reading “Damned Lies, Statistics, and Economics Education: what are economic forecasts, really?”

The Apprentice: Has Lord Sugar read The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists?

By Dr Duncan Watson

I am an avid watcher of The Apprentice. The competitors are undoubtedly high powered and innovative at things beyond my understanding. That doesn’t explain my fascination. I am not a wilful celebrant of their journey towards a house purchase in Chelsea. Neither does it provide me with a constructive learning experience. Continue reading “The Apprentice: Has Lord Sugar read The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists?”

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