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).
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tatyana P. Soubbotina with Katherine A. Sheram, The World Bank
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.