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Economics in the News: Angela Pollard

"The course will be a blend of economic theory and it's application to current affairs/economic news. Each session will be divided into two sections. In the first part we will look at a piece of economic theory such as supply and demand. In the second part we will look at news stories which illustrate the theory covered in the first part. However, this term we will focus on Housing in the UK, Welfare and Health issues. We will look at the private as well as social costs of poor health, discuss some of the demands on the NHS and its alternatives as well as explore government policies to improve the nation’s health. In the housing element we will look at the economic characteristics of the housing market and government policies to address our current housing shortage."

Tutor: Angela Pollard

"Angela Pollard took her first degree at Portsmouth University and then her Masters in Development Economics at De Montfort University, where she also taught. Most of her career has been in schools, working in Sussex for eight years before a two-year spell in Ethiopia. She taught briefly in Leicester and Solihull before moving to Bedford twenty years ago to work initially at Bedford High School and, for the past fifteen years, at Bedford Modern School where she was Head of Economics and, subsequently, Head of the PPE faculty until September 2016. "