Every economics teacher ever says that the key to writing a good Economics IA is finding a good article. Although that might sound easy, that’s not always the case! The articles need to be closely tied to the syllabus, be published in the past year, not contain too much economic analysis, and preferably mention the imposition (or proposed imposition) of a policy. Articles that check all those boxes aren’t that easy to find! Luckily we’ve compiled examples of 100 articles that might work* for you (or at least get your creative juices flowing)!
*All articles were published in the last 12 months at time of writing
Price Ceilings (8)
Energy Price Ceiling | Electricity Price Ceiling | Rent Price Ceiling (#1) | Rent Price Ceiling (#2) | Rent Price Ceiling (#3) | Petrol Price Ceiling | Maize Price Ceiling | Chicken Price Ceiling
Monetary Policy (9)
US Holding Interest Rates | UK Holding Interest Rates | Turkey Cuts Interest Rates | Turkey Fighting Inflation | UK Interest Rate Rise | Sweden Interest Rate Rise | Greece Interest Rate Cut | Switzerland Holding Interest Rates | Argentina’s Currency Controls
Fiscal Policy (14)
Denmark Income Tax Cut | UK Raising Government Spending | Australia Raising Government Spending |Italy Increased Government Spending | Sweden Increased Government Spending | Singapore Expansionary Policy | Ghana Expansionary Policy | UK Tax Cut | US Tax Cut | Greece Tax Cut | Argentina Tax Cut | France Tax Cut | Progressive Fines | Japan Expansionary Policy
Supply-side policies (7)
UK Increase Spending On Schools | US Decreased Spending On Schools | Germany Increased Unemployment Benefits | India Increased Infrastructure Spending | UK Increased Infrastructure Spending | Russia Increased Infrastructure Spending | China Increased Infrastructure Spending
Terms of Trade
NZ & Meat
So there you have it! 100 IB Economics IA Articles that could set you on the path to getting the full 45 marks available for your internal assessment! If you’ve chosen your article but you’re still having trouble with writing your commentary, check out our blog post with our 5 tips to score 7’s in your Economics IA’s!