Vincent Tang is an Economist in the Fiscal Affairs Department at the IMF, working on Public Financial Management, Gender Budgeting and macro-fiscal policy. He was previously Head of Fiscal Economics and Growth Economics at Her Majesty’s Treasury in the UK. He has also worked at the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and Department for Education, and holds an MPhil in Economics and BA in Economics and Physics from the University of Cambridge.
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?
As an Economist in the Fiscal Affairs Department at the IMF, Vincent works on a range of economic issues relevant to A-levels economics curriculum, including macroeconomic stability, public spending, and taxation.
How long will the activity take?
The entire episode lasts 43 minutes, but feel free to dip in and out!