This section of the Guardian newspaper gives useful updates on the so-called credit crunch and the current economic situation, mainly in the UK but with some international coverage. There are analyses of how the problems began, updates, videos and business podcasts. It could be useful for engaging undergraduate students or providing case studies for teaching.
Case Studies in Principles of Microeconomics
Archived on this page are links to particular PBS NOW stories relating to economics. The links take to story pages that often include further links to video, transcripts, data and side stories. The archives go from 2002 to the present.
This section of the IFS website contains a good variety of free resources which could be useful for teaching. There are online journal articles from their own Economic Review, Powerpoint slides of public lectures, quick factsheets and interactive resources, eg. "Income Distribution - where do you fit in?" Topical areas covered include food prices, taxing the rich, understanding public sector finance and higher education funding.
ECON100 offers various resources to support a number of text books authored or co-authored by Michael Parkin. Included are lecture notes (in PowerPoint, HTML or RTF), online quizzes, and news analysis.
A selection of news articles chosen by Beggs for illustrating basic economic concepts in the classroom. These are organised by publication date and tagged with the relevant concepts and with Beggs' one-line summary. Some entries link to Beggs' own blog posts about the articles.