Intermediate Macroeconomics

Macroeconomics: Theory, Markets, and Policy

Location (URL): 
http://lyryx.com/products/economics/microeconomics-markets-methods-models/
Creator: 
Douglas Curtis, Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario; Ian Irvine, Concordia University in Montreal
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Dating from 2015, this is a 15-chapter textbook intended for a one-semester course in macroeconomic theory. 

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Roberto Unger's writings on Economics

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http://www.robertounger.com/en/category/economics/
Creator: 
Roberto Mangabeira Unger
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A collection of English essays by Brazil's former Minister of Strategic Affairs, of verying lengths, including a couple of responses to the 2008 crash: "Crisis, Slump, Superstition and Recovery: Thinking and Acting Beyond Vulgar Keynesianism" and "Using the Crisis to Remake the Market".

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Endogenous Instability

Location (URL): 
http://web.archive.org/web/20150608065446/http://www.boombustclick.com/endogenous%20instability.incl.coversm.pdf
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Theo Kocken, VU University Amsterdam

PDF transcript of a inauguration speech given in 2012, illustrated with cartoons and graphs. Kocken calls for an understanding of risk based on Minsky's Financial Instability Hypothesis, informed by psychological research on cognitive biases. The file has been taken offline, so this link goes to the Web Archive's copy.

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Will we crash again?

Location (URL): 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKy6_yy3C3U
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Steve Keen, Kingston University

In a Keynote presentation at the FT Alphaville conference of 1 July 2015, Keen accessibly explains his macro model based on Minsky's analysis of capitalism (implemented in the Minsky modelling package) and argues that analyses of the "great moderation" and subsequent crash should look at the acceleration of private debt.

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Parable of the Polygons

Location (URL): 
http://ncase.me/polygons/
Creator: 
Vi Hart; Nicky Case

A well-designed interactive web page, with succinct text and a succession of playable cartoon simulations, explains Nobel Prize-winner Thomas Schelling's work on dynamic models of segregation. It uses animated shapes rather than people, and users can introduce different preferences to the characters and see the results.

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Capital in the 21st Century (slides)

Location (URL): 
http://www.lse.ac.uk/assets/richmedia/channels/publicLecturesAndEvents/slides/20140616_1830_capitalInTheTwenty-FirstCentury_sl.pdf
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Thomas Piketty, Paris School of Economics

Slides in PDF format from a public lecture given at the London School of Economics and Political Science in June 2014. Piketty explains the thesis of his best-selling book about inequality. Many of the slides are graphs showing changes in inequality and taxation in various countries over the 20th Century, with notes explaining Piketty's interpretation of these trends. Video and audio of the lecture are available from the same site.

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The Greatest Ever Economic Event

Location (URL): 
https://www.gresham.ac.uk/series/the-greatest-ever-economic-event/
Creator: 
Douglas McWilliams, Gresham College

Video and supporting materials from a series of free public lectures given by Professor McWilliams in his capacity as Gresham Professor of Commerce. The full title of the series is "The Greatest Ever World Economic Event: How the transformation of two thirds of the world's population from starvation to moderate prosperity will affect us all." Each of six lectures is available as streaming video, downloadable video, audio and a text transcript. The lectures last about three quarters of an hour.

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University of Utah: Economics

Location (URL): 
https://www.youtube.com/user/EconomicsUofUtah
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Department of Economics, University of Utah
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This department's YouTube channel has around a hundred videos, organised into playlists about international economics, macro principles, intermediate macro,  and statistics for social and behavioural sciences.

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What should economists and policymakers learn from the financial crisis?

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http://www2.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMedia/videoAndAudio/channels/publicLecturesAndEvents/player.aspx?id=1856
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Ben S. Bernanke, Olivier Blanchard, Lawrence H. Summers, Axel A. Weber, Mervyn King / LSE

From an event at the LSE on 25 March 2013, this 92-minute panel can be watched or downloaded as audio or video, with a written transcript of Ben Bernanke's talk.

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Introduction to Economics, Fall 2011

Location (URL): 
https://www.youtube.com/course?list=ECC44C3FE3E1FCDDAE
Creator: 
Kenneth Train, University of California, Berkeley
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This YouTube playlist has 24 captured full-length lectures covering a wide range of micro then macro topics. The videos come without additional information.

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