Subjects

Economics

Explore Economics
Search

You might find this news report from KL.FM  (a radio station in King's Lynn) about the self-regulated sales of 'strong booze' in Ipswich an excellent example of a policy to deal with de-merit goods.  Alcohol is a prime example of a de-merit good and a common student response regarding government policies to reduce its consumption often centres around the use of taxation and age-based prohibition.  A good evaluative answer to questions relating to government policy would mention the fact that alcohol remains a popular product despite its obvious issues and might also discuss how the over-consumption of alcohol could be linked to something more cultural (compared to, say, France) - hence the need for something a little more creative than blanket bans or high duties.  I would want to ask my students questions such as 'what are the costs to society' mentioned within the report and why might the targeting of high-strength alcoholic drinks be a more affective policy then banning sales of all alcohol?

Featured
CPD courses

WOW! Economics 2015

WOW! your A Level Economics students with this superb collection of engaging and effective teaching & learning resources and approaches. Not to be missed!

Learn more ›

Teaching & learning products

AQA A2 Economics Worked Answers (2014)

Exemplar A Grade answers to the ECON3 and ECON4 exam papers sat in June 2014

£5.00

AQA Economics Year 1 (AS) Lesson Worksheets and Case Studies

This resource comprises a complete collection of editable lesson topic worksheets and exam-style case studies that are ideal for teaching individual topics for the whole Year 1 (AS) teaching content.

£75.00

Close

Economics