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Plain-English Economics produces monthly newsletters and economic topic papers.

You could acquire this information from the mainstream media – newspapers, editorials, and journal articles – but media commentary can be difficult for students to interpret and understand in the context of their economic syllabuses.

Plain-English Economic papers are also valuable for Economics teachers. You want to show your students how economic theory applies to current events – Plain-English has done the hard work for you. Our commentary papers provide a comprehensive analysis of current events that you can use as a teaching resource in your classroom.

Economic Topic Papers

Each Topic Paper provides an overview of recent data and trends in a key economic topic area. The papers are an ideal reference source for student assignments and essays.

Topic Papers are published in June each year and cover:

  • inflation,
  • external stability,
  • unemployment,
  • labour markets,
  • financial markets,
  • economic growth,
  • sustainable development,
  • globalisation,
  • income distribution, and
  • developing economies.

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Monthly Commentary Papers

Designed for secondary school economics students, monthly newsletters provide an up-to-date summary of contemporary economic events, data and issues in an easy-to-read format.

There are 10 issues each year (January to October) and a Commonwealth Government Budget analysis is also provided.

Plain-English Economic commentary papers provide students and teachers with easy-to-read coverage and analysis of current economic events and policies. 

The commentaries bridge the gap between textbooks and the need for students to understand and assess ongoing events in local and global economics. 

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