Economics news round-up

The Economics Network is launching a Student Essay Competition for anyone studying Economics as part of their HE course. If you can come up with 1000 words on the topic of “What advice would you give to students starting your course?” you could win £250.

How is economics portrayed in fiction? That was the subject of a recent radio discussion from NPR in the United States, which has been made available online for your listening pleasure (via Boing Boing)

The Adam Smith Institute has announced the Regulatory Monitor which aims to highlight “the worst excesses of bureaucratic red tape and excessive compliance costs in the UK” and begins by looking at gambling and airports.

Intute: Social Sciences links to more resources on the topic of Economics