FOOD INSECURITY

FOOD INSECURITY

Check out this headline, which was published by the United Nations on their UN News page on June 06, 2022. Let’s break this headline down to see what it means, and see which vocabulary can be useful for you to use. The first word is ‘overlapping’. That is from the...
Bear Market Rally

Bear Market Rally

  Check out this headline, which was published by Reuter’s yesterday. So what does that mean? Well, first let’s see what a bear market is. A “bear market” describes a situation where the overall stock market drops in value by 20% or more from its recent highs. In...
Reverse Repos

Reverse Repos

    Hello everyone. Welcome to the English for Economists. These are short English lessons that are meant especially for people working in economics and finance. This is podcast lesson number 41, and today is May 25, 2022. In today’s lesson, we’ll take a...
Digital Payments

Digital Payments

  Our English lesson today is about digital payments. This is a fascinating topic, and there is no doubt that over the next few years, economists like you will see a lot of experimentation with different kinds of digital payment options. There will be successes,...
Solar Geoengineering

Solar Geoengineering

  Our English lesson today has to do with climate change and science. Our topic is ‘Solar Geoengineering’, which is one of the solutions that some climate scientists are recommending as a partial solution to the problem of global warming. Here are the words you...
Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 billion

Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 billion

  Our English vocabulary selection today is about Elon Musk’s purchase of 44 billion dollars worth of shares of  Twitter last week. It was almost impossible to have missed the news, and that’s because Twitter is the favorite social network of politicians and...
Fertilizer Shortage

Fertilizer Shortage

  Our English vocabulary selection today regards fertilizer. You know, fertilizer, the stuff you add to the ground where you are growing plants to make them grow better, and faster. Fertilizer is a very relevant topic since there is now a global shortage of this...
Sovereign Debt and Default

Sovereign Debt and Default

    Our English vocabulary selection today has to do with sovereign debt and default. This is a very relevant topic as soaring commodity prices and higher interest rates are putting the finances of many poor countries at risk. Okay. Let’s get started with...
Inflation | English Lesson

Inflation | English Lesson

  Hello and welcome. My name is Alan Robert, and today is April 12th, 2022.   Our English vocabulary selection today has to do with inflation. We’ve touched upon inflation in recent previous podcasts when we have looked at the tendency of central banks to raise...