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ThoughtCo Economics

Location (URL): 
https://www.thoughtco.com/economics-4133521
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Various authors
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A collection of short, accessible articles introducing economic concepts including economic efficiency, tariffs, arc elasticity, externalities, and efficiency wages. Authors include Jodi Beggs (Northeastern University) and Mike Moffat (Richard Ivey School of Business).

Roberto Unger's writings on Economics

Location (URL): 
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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Six big economic ideas

Location (URL): 
http://www.economist.com/economics-briefs
Creator: 
The Economist
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The Economics Briefs section of The Economist's site includes short introductions to six ideas: Akerlof's Market for Lemons, Minsky's Financial Cycle, the Stolper-Samelson Theorem, the Keynesian Multiplier, the Nash equilibrium, and the Mundell-Fleming Trilemma.

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TradeSift Edu

Location (URL): 
http://www.tradesift.com/tradesift-software/tradesift-edu/
Creator: 
InterAnalysis
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This is a version of TradeSift, a tool for analysing and visualising the impact of trade policy agreements, customised for use in Higher Education. It can be used by students to visualise data or by course leaders to create interactive exercises using real data. Prices range from $70 for an individual licence to $1,300 to a 90-installation site licence.

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Economics 101: Principles of Microeconomics

Location (URL): 
http://study.com/academy/course/microeconomics-course.html
Creator: 
Study.com
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An introduction to microeconomics in the form of 114 cartoon-style video lessons, averaging 8 minutes long, divided into ten chapters. Watching the videos, or taking the self-test multi-choice quizzes, requires registration on the site.

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Everything you need to know about income inequality

Location (URL): 
https://www.vox.com/cards/income-inequality/why-is-inequality-rising
Creator: 
Matthew Yglesias, Vox.com
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A lay primer on inequality in the form of 14 "cards", introducing the Lorentz curve and Gini coefficient, general drivers of inequality, and some trends in inequality since the 2008 crash. It touches on a variety of perspectives and approaches to measurement, with links to academic papers for further information.

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Economic Superpowers: A GDP Forecasting Exercise

Location (URL): 
http://mooc.ie.edu/economic_superpowers/economic_superpowers/index.html
Creator: 
Gayle Allard, Instituto de Empresa
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Created to support a course that ran in 2014, this interactive tutorial introduces the countries with the largest nominal GDP in the early 21st century, and gets the user to predict their ranking in 2029 on the basis of figures for the years 2012-2014. The instructions recommend 60 minutes as the duration of a session.

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HowTheMarketWorks.com

Location (URL): 
http://www.howthemarketworks.com/
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Stock-Trak
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A free stock market simulation, designed for secondary education, in which participants trade a virtual $100,000 on the US stock market.

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Economic Policy Simulator

Location (URL): 
http://mooc.ie.edu/countries/countries/portada.html
Creator: 
Gayle Allard, Instituto de Empresa
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An interactive economic game that asks the user to select one of three countries for which to set tax rate, interest rate, growth social spending and to choose a structural reform. The site provides various graphs on the outcomes of the player's choices and gives feedback. The instructions recommend 60 minutes as the duration of a session.

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Beyond Economic Growth: Meeting the Challenges of Global Development

Location (URL): 
http://www.worldbank.org/depweb/beyond/beyondbw/begbw_all.pdf
Creator: 
Tatyana P. Soubbotina with Katherine A. Sheram, The World Bank
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An introductory 155-page PDF from the World Bank which explains the concepts of development and sustainable development, and surveys some issues in global development. The first 107 pages are text, illustrations and a glossary, with the remaining pages consisting of data tables.

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