Friday, September 28, 2007


...someone remind me next week to explain the two exceptions to the law of demand and to show you the diagrams relating changes in the price of some x with the quantity demanded of some y. Thanks!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Visualizing Economics

Check out the site Visualizing Economics.

An interesting site displaying various sets of economic data (e.g. on poverty). The emphasis is on the US economy. You may explore issues like the "Sources of Income of the Super Rich (i.e. the Top 0,01 Percent)" graph, "Where do Britain's Poor/Rich Live?" and "The Highest Paid Athletes". Strangely, i'm not included in the latter group.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Cell phone use may slow brain function....

Just found this and I thought it may interest some of you. This is how the article starts:

There have been worries about cell phones causing brain cancer. And certainly everyone worries about driving behind the guy who's holding the steering wheel with his knees while tapping in a message on a wireless e-mail device.

But now hear this: Mobile phone use may cause a slowing of brain activity.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Steven Pinker and Sir Ken Robinson

Yesterday I decided to post on two talks by Steven Pinker, the MIT cognitive scientist, on two of his books, and one of Sir Ken Robinson (an expert in the field of 'creativity and innovation in education') challenging the way 'we' educate 'you'.

Neither has any explicit connection to economics (let alone IB economics) but I find them interesting and I decided to share them with you.

Anxious to hear your comments in class (or, here).

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Welcome #2

Well, today I got to meet Hb! You too looked fine like a fine bunch!

But I have to admit that I got a little bummed out when only 3 out of 16 had watched the Al Gore movie (An Inconvenient Truth).

More on this later. (CZ)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Today I met some of you (Cand 2008; Ha) and you looked like a pretty interesting group. I hope that
  1. we manage to have fun
  2. you get to like Economics
  3. you earn the grades you deserve come July 5 2009

Tomorrow I'll meet Hb and I hope I get the same good vibes I got today.

Καλή μας επιτυχία!


Sunday, September 9, 2007

What's this all about?

...well, IB Economics!!

Here we plan on maintaining a list of interesting links for students taking IB Higher Level Economics or IB Standard Level Economics. It is primarily intended for our own students at the Moraitis School in Athens, Greece but anyone with an interest in the course is invited to follow this blog!

The blog is maintained by:
Constantine Ziogas,
Constantine Aivalis and
Christos Hatziconstantis