( 14 hrs) Economic principles – learn by watching football!

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About this course

This is an economics course about the economic impact of the 2018 World Cup. (Macro economics and micro economics) By basing the course around the World Cup we make the subject , relevant, approachable and Economics actually becomes…. easy!

We  look at the impact of the World Cup on various countries but also consider the economic theory behind this impact.

Macro economics concepts include:

  • The multiplier
  • Inflation
  • Economic growth
  • Unemployment
  • International trade
  • Aggregate demand
  • Injections/leakages
  • Government economic policy
  • Balance of payments


  • Russia
  • France
  • UK
  • USA
  • Croatia

We also apply game theory to penalty shoot-outs. (Football) The course starts off with the 2014 World Cup but quickly moves on to the impact of hosting the football tournament, of qualifying (or not) and actually winning he final.

We also consider controversies and…Pussy Riot!

Although the course is looking at the World Cup, make no mistake, this is all economics, economics, economics!

July 2019: Workbook added on Economics and decluttering


Chapter 1 : The economics of decluttering

Chapter 2: Decluttering the company

Chapter 3: How to declutter like an Economist

Chapter 4: Buy less…

Chapter 5: The economics of tidying up

Chapter 6: Declutter your business

Chapter 7: Mistakes people make when decluttering

Chapter 8: The Kondo Effect: the economy-changing magic of tidying up


  • Decluttering
  • Sunk costs
  • Costs of clutter
  • 5S lean manufacturing
  • Lean management
  • Declutter your mail inbox
  • Declutter your home office
  • Wasting time and opportunities
  • Thinking like an economist
  • A rich life with less stuff
  • Minimalism
  • How much is enough
  • The art of letting go
  • Recycling
  • Status quo bias
  • Diminishing returns
  • Decluttering mistakes
  • Marie Kondo
  • Minimalism
  • Consumerism
  • Minimalism and economics: the endowment effect

30 December 2019

Workbook added on Economics 2020

Who this course is for:

    • Anyone who follows football and is interested in the economic impact of the 2018 World Cup – in theory and practice
    • Everyone who has/has not studied economics before – there is so much to learn here!
    • Someone who watched some/all of the World Cup and wondered ‘What if….?’

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