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Are the Greeks Villains if They Default on Their National Debt?
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What happens when governments default on their debts? In this video, Professor Garrett Jones of George Mason University uses the Greek government debt crisis to explain what happens when governments default on their debts and why it's not always a bad thing.

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Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Institute for Humane Studies
Author:
Garrett Jones
Date Added:
01/12/2021
Behavioral Economics
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Economics is built on the premise that humans act rationally, but everyone behaves irrationally some of the time. Is it possible that human irrationality nullifies economic theory? Join Professor Antony Davies of Duquesne University and Erika Davies of George Mason University as they take you on a crash course of behavioral economics, discussing topics like rational choice, heuristics, nudging, and public choice economics.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Institute for Humane Studies
Author:
Antony Davies
Date Added:
08/15/2016
Bureau of Labor & Statistics
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The Bureau of Labor & Statistics provides relevant U.S. census information relevant to many areas of a Business Concentration. Statistics are available regarding population census, labor census information, salary census, job injury and workplace violence, for example.

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Business administration
Economics
Material Type:
Lesson
Date Added:
11/12/2010
Business Career Resources
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Business Career Resources contains many relevant links for persons interested in pursuing careers in a business related field. It will also prove useful for anyone researching strategic policies of certain industries.

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Business administration
Economics
Material Type:
Lesson
Date Added:
11/12/2010
Can We End Poverty Overnight?
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Americans make up around four percent of the world population and yet they control over 25% of the world’s wealth. If that wealth were shared evenly across the globe, couldn’t we solve the problem of global poverty overnight? In this video, Professor Matt Zwolinski of the University of San Diego explores how best to end poverty for good.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Institute for Humane Studies
Author:
Matt Zwolinski
Date Added:
08/19/2015
Capitalism: Success, Crisis and Reform
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In this course, we will seek to interpret capitalism using ideas from biological evolution: firms pursuing varied strategies and facing extinction when those strategies fail are analogous to organisms struggling for survival in nature. For this reason, it is less concerned with ultimate judgment of capitalism than with the ways it can be shaped to fit our more specific objectives Š—– for the natural environment, public health, alleviation of poverty, and development of human potential in every child. Each book we read will be explicitly or implicitly an argument about good and bad consequences of capitalism.

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Economics
Political science
Material Type:
Lecture
Reading
Syllabus
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Yale University
Provider Set:
Open Yale Courses
Author:
Douglas W. Rae
Date Added:
01/13/2021
Capitalism and Political Economy
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This course is an introduction to economics for non-majors and political economy, with an emphasis on the moral and ethical problems that markets solve, and fail to solve. Taught by Professor Michael Munger of Duke University, this course includes full length lectures, links to readings, and a sample final exam.

Subject:
Economics
Political science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Institute for Humane Studies
Author:
Michael Munger
Date Added:
01/12/2021
Centre for the Study of African Economies
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This series focuses on the work of The Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) - an economic research centre within the Department of Economics at Oxford University. These short talks look at specific research topics within the CSAE and are aimed at people who are interested in learning more about African and other world Economies such as Latin America. CSAE researchers often use unique data which give them unrivaled insight into the underlying issues. The resulting policy recommendations address questions in the economic and political spheres as well as in civil society in developing countries.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Oxford
Provider Set:
University of Oxford Podcasts
Author:
Alan Gilbert
Danielle H. sandler
Eric Aligula
Maria Hoek-Smit
Paul Collier
Sumila Gulyani
Tim Leunig
Date Added:
06/25/2012
Common Sense Economics Part 1: Twelve Key Elements of Economics- Study Guide
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The Institute for Humane Studies has partnered with the authors of the textbook Common Sense Economics: What Everyone Should Know about Wealth Creation and Prosperity to help teach students why economic understanding is essential for life in today's society. With videos and quiz question corresponding to each element, this collection can be used as a study guide for "Part 1: Twelve Key Elements of Economics".

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Institute for Humane Studies
Date Added:
01/12/2021
Cyber-Geography in Geospatial Intelligence
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Curious about how the notion of place and space is affected by Social Media, or how the Web differs from location to location? Cyber-Geography in Geospatial Intelligence looks at the geographies of cyberspace, the geopolitics of cyberwar, and at techniques that might be employed in such conflicts. Wondering how this all relates to censorship on the Internet? This class explores ideas on governance and network architecture, the politics of censorship and hacking, and the politics of grassroots activism enabled by the internet. Students in this class will use a range of information systems, engage with the emerging landscape as defined by the geographies of the Internet, and will examine the impact as new technologies and intelligence intersect with one another.

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United States history
World history
Economics
Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Michael Thomas
Date Added:
01/13/2021
Does Government Have a Revenue or Spending Problem?
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People say the government has a debt problem, but what causes federal government debt? In this video, Professor Antony Davies of Duquesne University traces the root cause of government debt to find out if the problem is too much spending or too little government tax revenue.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Institute for Humane Studies
Author:
Institute for Humane Studies
Date Added:
01/12/2021
EC 201 - Introduction to Microeconomics
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This course introduces the theory of relative prices in a market system, consumer choice, marginal analysis, and the allocation of productive resources among alternative uses in a market economy. Other topics may include market power and price discrimination, public finance, the labor market and environmental policy.

Course Outcomes:
1. Discuss the role scarcity plays in defining economic choices and how individuals, companies and nations resolve these issues.
2. Describe and apply marginal principle, principle of opportunity cost, principle of diminishing returns, comparative advantage, and elasticity.
3. Analyze the relationships between production costs and cost curves.
4. Explain the mechanics of supply and demand and apply the supply and demand model to evaluate markets.
5. Discuss the efficiency and equity of both competitive and noncompetitive markets and how both are impacted by government intervention.
6. Explain, compare and contrast, and apply in context each of the basic market structures - i.e. perfect competition, monopoly, oligopoly and monopolistic competition.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Linn-Benton Community College
Author:
Linn Benton Virtual College
Date Added:
01/13/2021
EC 202 - Introduction to Macroeconomics
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This course introduces the determination of levels of national income, employment and prices, and the basic causes of fluctuations in the business cycle, the banking system, monetary policy and financial intermediation. Other topics may include international trade and international finance.

Course Outcomes:
1. Discuss the role scarcity plays in defining economic choices and how individuals, companies and nations resolve these issues.
2. Describe and use economic data to evaluate the three basic macroeconomic problems: recession, unemployment, and inflation.
3. Discuss and apply the concepts of economic growth and business cycles to the macro economy.
4. Demonstrate how Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Real GDP are calculated and explain the uses and limits of both.
5. Discuss and apply the aggregate-demand and aggregate-supply model to analyze short run and long run national economic conditions and the effectiveness of macroeconomic policy.
6. Apply the concepts of comparative and absolute advantage to explain the benefits of trade.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Linn-Benton Community College
Author:
Linn Benton Virtual College
Date Added:
01/13/2021
Economics Made Easy: Curricular Resources for Economics Courses
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Looking for engaging content for your economics courses? The Institute for Humane Studies has curated this collection of educational resources to help economics professors enrich their curriculum. Find videos, interactive games, reading lists, and more on everything from opportunity costs to trade policy. This collection is updated frequently with new content, so watch this space!

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Institute for Humane Studies
Date Added:
01/12/2021
The Economics of Food and Agricultural Markets
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The Economics of Food and Agricultural Markets is written for applied intermediate microeconomics courses. The book showcases the power of economic principles to explain and predict issues and current events in the food, agricultural, agribusiness, international trade, and natural resource sectors. The field of agricultural economics is relevant, important and interesting. The study of market structures, also called industrial organization, provides powerful, timely, and useful tools for any individual or group making personal choices, business decisions, or public policies in food and agriculture industries.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
New Prairie Press
Author:
Andrew Barkley
Date Added:
12/21/2016
The Economics of the Zombie Apocalypse
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Presumably you've already made plans for surviving a zombie apocalypse, but have you thought through the important economic factors that might make the difference between surviving and losing your brain to one of the walking dead? In this video, Professor Anthony Davies of Duquesne University discusses how a zombie apocalypse would affect the price of gasoline, the supply of money, and the economy as a whole.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Institute for Humane Studies
Author:
Anthony Davies
Date Added:
01/12/2021
Electricity and Gas: Market Design and Policy Issues
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European gas and electricity markets have largely been liberalized. Due to the specific physical characteristics and public interest aspects of electricity and gas, and to the fact that the networks continue to be natural monopolies, these markets require careful design. In this class, it is analyzed what the market design variables are and how the ongoing process of market design depends on policy goals, starting conditions and physical, technical and institutional constraints. In addition, a number of current policy issues will be discussed, such as security of supply, the CO2 emissions market, the integration of European energy markets and privatization. Participation in a simulation game, in which long-term market dynamics are simulated, is mandatory.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Dr.ir. L.J. de Vries
Date Added:
02/12/2016
Energy Markets, Policy, and Regulation
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EME 801 provides a broad introduction to global markets for crude oil and refined petroleum products, natural gas, and electric power. A major goal of the course is to help students understand how market design, market institutions, and regulatory structures affect firm-level decision-making in the energy industries and ultimately, how these decisions affect the functioning of energy markets and the prospects for alternative technologies.

Subject:
Economics
Finance
Environmental sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Seth Blumsack
Date Added:
01/13/2021
Energy Policy
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Energy policy sits at the crossroads of science and policy. And now, energy and climate policy are inextricably linked; the policies we choose have very real consequences for our climate. This intersection of science and policy is chaotic and bustles with activity motivated by various competing (and conflicting) interests and factors. We must understand the motivations driving them and bridge the divides between our reliance on fossil fuels and our need to transition to less carbon-intensive and renewable alternatives. While the science and math behind these problems is often fairly straightforward, the politics and behavioral changes are not. Come stand at this busy intersection with us as we navigate toward progressive climate policy alternatives at all scales of governance!

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Communication
History
Economics
Environmental sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Brandi Robinson
Date Added:
01/13/2021