Magazine article Teaching Business & Economics

The Economics of Leisure, Ian Wilson, Heinemann, 2003

Magazine article Teaching Business & Economics

The Economics of Leisure, Ian Wilson, Heinemann, 2003

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I have been a member of EBEA for a long time, but not a very active one. I look forward to making up for that to a small degree. As the new kid on the block I particularly welcome ideas, suggestions and new reviewers. Please use the address identified in the 'contacts box' on page 1 in order to get in touch with me.

The Economics of Leisure, Ian Wilson, Heinemann,

2003,104 pages, paperback, £7.25, ISBN 0435330454

This book is part of the Studies in Economics and Business series and has been written with the emphasis on one element of the OCR A2 module on the Economics of Work and Leisure. The author also claims that the material is relevant to the AQA AS module three, Markets at Work, specifically the Sport and Leisure option.

The main strength of the book lies in the quantity of data response questions presented. In all eighteen questions are included, only two of which come from past examination questions. The range of data is quite formidable with data presented on working hours, tourism, catering, gambling, soccer, cricket and the remainder focusing on the travel and transport areas of the market. The latest date on the information is October 2002, though a number of studies are focused on the period just before and after the events of 9/11. In addition there are eight essay questions, two from past papers, which arc suitable for students preparing for the OCR module.

The questions asked are more suitable for those studying the OCR specification. Students need to be familiar with the theory of the firm, business objectives, growth of firms, competition policy, price wars and collusion. These topics neatly fit into the OCR specification but are too advanced for the AQA requirements at AS, though could be quite easily used in the A2 course.

The explanations offered in the written chapters are what you would find in any textbook. …

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