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Money & Morals business ethics case studies will enhance your student's understanding of economic concepts and limitations in real-world phenomena.

Each case study presents a scenario in which ethical aspects must be considered. The material can be used to: 

  • Make students aware of the basic concepts of supply and demand.
  • Develop students' awareness of ways in which markets fail
  • Provide an understanding of the wider economic and social environment
  • Encourage critical thinking and values within students
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Economics Syllabus Links

CodeTitleLevelExam BoardNotes 
F581Markets in ActionLevel 3/KS5OCRThe reason for individuals, organisations and societies having to make choices. Market failure and government intervention.View Resources
F583Economics of Work and LeisureLevel 3/KS5OCRThe distinction between work and leisure. Market structures and competitive behaviour in leisure markets: Firm's objectives.View Resources
A591How the Market WorksLevel 2/KS4OCRHow competitive markets work and determination of price in a competitive market. The impact factors have upon a business operating in a competitive market.View Resources
A592How the Economy WorksLevel 2/KS4OCRObjectives of government policies and government income and expenditure.View Resources
A593The UK Economy and GlobalisationLevel 2/KS4OCRless developed countries and the benefit of international trade.View Resources
Unit 1Competitive Markets - How they work and why they failLevel 3/KS5EdexcelScarcity and production possibility frontiers. Division of labour. Free market and mixed economies. Function of the price mechanism. Externalities.View Resources
Unit 2Managing the EconomyLevel 3/KS5EdexcelInvestment, benefits and costs of growth macroeconomics: supply-side policies.View Resources
Unit 3Business Economics and Economic EfficiencyLevel 3/KS5EdexcelFirms' objectives, perfect competition and monopoly.View Resources
Unit 4 The Global EconomyLevel 3/KS5EdexcelEffects of globalisation. Limits to and ways of promoting growth and development.View Resources
ECON1Markets and Market FailureLevel 3/KS5AQAScarcity and production possibility frontiers. Value judgements. Division of labour. Free market and mixed economies. Price elasticity of demand. Waste disposal. Cost benefit analysis.View Resources
ECON2The National EconomyLevel 3/KS5AQAThe objectives of government economic policy. Economic growth.View Resources
ECON3Business Economics and the Distribution of IncomeLevel 3/KS5AQAIssues of business growth - the cost to other businesses and consumers; the benefit in R&D. Monopoly and competition policy and laws against restrictive practices. Business objectives other than profit maximisation.View Resources
ECON4The National and International EconomyLevel 3/KS5AQAConsequences of globalisation for developing and developed countries. Free trade and the right of protectionism. Fair trade schemes. ***For an understanding of the importance of the City of London to the trade in financial services see the 'Money & Morals Stock Market course'.View Resources
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