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Podcast - Special - Rupal Patel and Jack Meaning


Our podcast, 'How Did I Get Here?', is an opportunity to be introduced to economists and professionals across the field, at different career stages and in different areas. This is a special episode interviewing Bank of England economists and authors Rupal Patel and Jack Meaning. The two have written a book called "Can't We Just Print More Money?" aimed at students, a free copy of which has been sent to every state school in the UK.

Who is the resource aimed at?

Students who want some answers to questions such as "why are all my clothes made in Asia?" and "how do I get a pay rise?" - this is for you.

How can the resource be used?

Listen at your leisure on the bus, while you tidy your room or while you work. Teachers - you might even want to play this to students a bit at a time, before gently (read: enthusiastically) encouraging your students to have a read.

How does the resource link to the curriculum?

A must-read for A-level economics students, but a brilliant suggestion for any students wanting to widen their understanding of the world.

The Bank of England has also released a six-lesson resource linking the book to the GCSE English curriculum.

How long will the activity take?

The entire episode lasts 26 minutes, but feel free to dip in and out!

Associated resources

Every state secondary school in the UK has been sent a six-lesson resource for GCSE English students based on the successful economics book which features extracts, presentation slides and worksheets, along with a copy of the book itself.

Further educational resources and information on early careers can be found here.

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