100 IB Economics IA Article Suggestions
Article by: Liam Travers
Every economics teacher ever says that the key to writing a good Economics IA is finding a good article. Although that might sound easy, that’s not always the case! The articles need to be closely tied to the syllabus, be published in the past year, not contain too much economic analysis, and preferably mention the imposition (or proposed imposition) of a policy. Articles that check all those boxes aren’t that easy to find! Luckily we’ve compiled examples of 100 articles that might work* for you (or at least get your creative juices flowing)!
*All articles were published in the last 12 months at time of writing
NOTE: These articles should not be chosen blindly and are instead designed to insipre you to find a topic that suits your interests within the Economics syllabus!
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Price Ceilings (8)
Energy Price Ceiling | Electricity Price Ceiling | Rent Price Ceiling (#1) | Rent Price Ceiling (#2) | Rent Price Ceiling (#3) | Petrol Price Ceiling | Maize Price Ceiling | Chicken Price Ceiling
Monetary Policy (9)
US Holding Interest Rates | UK Holding Interest Rates | Turkey Cuts Interest Rates | Turkey Fighting Inflation | UK Interest Rate Rise | Sweden Interest Rate Rise | Greece Interest Rate Cut | Switzerland Holding Interest Rates | Argentina’s Currency Controls
Fiscal Policy (14)
Denmark Income Tax Cut | UK Raising Government Spending | Australia Raising Government Spending |Italy Increased Government Spending | Sweden Increased Government Spending | Singapore Expansionary Policy | Ghana Expansionary Policy | UK Tax Cut | US Tax Cut | Greece Tax Cut | Argentina Tax Cut | France Tax Cut | Progressive Fines | Japan Expansionary Policy
Supply-side policies (7)
UK Increase Spending On Schools | US Decreased Spending On Schools | Germany Increased Unemployment Benefits | India Increased Infrastructure Spending | UK Increased Infrastructure Spending | Russia Increased Infrastructure Spending | China Increased Infrastructure Spending
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So there you have it! 100 IB Economics IA Articles that could set you on the path to getting the full 45 marks available for your internal assessment! If you’ve chosen your article but you’re still having trouble with writing your commentary, check out our blog post with our 5 tips to score 7’s in your Economics IA’s!
The IB Economics Internal Assessment
So there you have it! 100 IB Economics IA Articles that could set you on the path to getting the full 45 marks available for your internal assessment!
If you’ve chosen your article but you’re still having trouble with writing your commentary, check out our blog post with our 5 tips to score 7’s in your Economics IA’s!
Tips on Writing your Extended Essay
Here are some tips to help you write your extended essay:
– Consider the word count: The word count is included in your brief. Use this to determine the structure before you get started.
– Use this list as inspiration: Search Google News to find an appropriate article that peaks your interest. Scan articles to find topics that the article mentions to ensure you find a good example to work with without taking up too much of your time.
– Economic terms: Familiarise yourself with economic terms that relate to your course. This will help you when fully explaining key concepts.
– Focus: Your analysis needs to focus on a specific topic with a complete evaluation in order to show you understand the subject. Once you show this, you’ll be able to pass the course.
– Writing: The written document you submit needs to be edited and proof read before submission. Reading what you have written out loud is a great way to double check yourself.
– Create something meaningful: Use the knowledge your gain in this course to propel you further. Think of this as a solution to creating a portfolio of work, instead of just theory for a school task.
– Marks: Consider the ways the examiner will evaluate your work to ensure you cover all of the necessary aspects.
– The title: Leave the title and introduction for last.