In this free course, Exploring economics: the secret life of t-shirts, you have familiarised yourself with the core stages and mechanisms of a supply chain of t-shirts. You have learned how to use statistics presented in different forms to understand the international trends and the actions of actors involved. You might have learned that different countries and different economic agents are affected differently by dynamics of production and exchange. The case of the t-shirt is one case-study, but you might imagine that other goods are regulated by similar complex processes.
This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course Understanding economic inequality.. You might also be interested to look at another OpenLearn course adapted from this OU course: