Here is a selection of short video clips that might be useful when teaching the economics of productivity as part of the AS macro course. I often start with the “Fast Hands” video clip (one minute only) because it raises all kinds of issues about division of labour and the quality of life of people who do these tasks. And the short 25 second clip on the world’s fastest hand is guaranteed to make a mark! If you have some other videos on productivity to share please leave a link in our comment slot at the bottom of the blog.

The Guardian business web site has this excellent photo stream on life inside the Nissan car factory. Follow them on Twitter

UK output per person employed

Data from Timetric.

To view this graph, please install Adobe Flash Player.

Bank of England Target 2.0 from Timetric


Manufactured landscapes - fast hands

 

World’s fastest hand

 

Indian bread maker shows off

 

Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK builds 1,000,000 Qashqais
Posted December 2011

 

Parkway Volkswagen (UK) - Productivity Goes Beyond the Desk with Cisco Small Business Solutions

 

Why US Manufacturing Can Take On China - Financial Times Analysis
(Looks at differences in absolute productivity between the USA and China)

 

 

 

 

Featured

The UK Economy in 2015 Revision Guide

This new full colour 28 page revision guide by tutor2u's Geoff Riley provides all AS & A2 Economics students with a data and chart-rich summary of the key issues facing the UK Economy in 2015.

£4.00

Teaching & learning products

AS Macroeconomics Revision Guide

This 44-page, full-colour printed revision guide is designed to support students preparing for their AS Economics exams on macroeconomics. tutor2u's Geoff Riley provides comprehensive coverage of all the core macroeconomic topics for AS Economics

£4.00

Edexcel AS Economics Worked Answers (2014)

Exemplar A Grade answers, with Examiner commentary, to the Edexcel AS Economics Unit 1 and Unit 2 exam papers sat in summer 2014

£5.00