Edexcel case study download (Also the Great Depression case studies see a separate page).
Check the Textbooks
Check the Case Study links
see the Slideshare link
Try this youtube site for Adam Smith and Karl Marx
From the Specification
Specification AS, units 1 and 2, references to Economists (some elements of each of the Case Studies relate to the A2 units 3 & 4)
This is a means to see elements of the Specification through Economic Schools of thought and in relation to historical and present Economic events.
They create a broader perspective than just theory and the information may be part of examination questions (see examples in the case studies).
Mentions of Economic thinkers in Units 1 & 2
a) Specialisation and the division of labour: reference to Adam Smith
a) The distinction between free market, mixed and command economies: reference to Adam Smith, Friedrich Hayek and Karl Marx
b) The advantages and disadvantages of a free market economy and a command economy
c) The role of the state in a mixed economy
a) Different shapes of the long-run AS curve: o Keynesian o classical
h) Awareness of demand-side policies in the Great Depression and the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 o different interpretations o policy responses in the US and UK