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American Economic History

Location (URL): 
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-XXv-cvA_iCP_kfWTMuyCNFGtydWoKzm
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Martha Olney, University of California Berkeley
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Twenty-eight video lectures from Spring 2015, captured from live lectures and featuring just slides and audio. Each video is about 80 minutes long.

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The state of the climate — and what we might do about it

Location (URL): 
http://www.ted.com/talks/lord_nicholas_stern_the_state_of_the_climate_and_what_we_might_do_about_it
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Nicholas Stern, LSE
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A sixteen-minute talk filmed in September 2014, summarising "The New Climate Economy", a briefing given to the UN’s Climate Summit in 2014. It is downloadable in various formats and comes with an interactive transcript and subtitles in many languages.

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Government — investor, risk-taker, innovator

Location (URL): 
http://www.ted.com/talks/mariana_mazzucato_government_investor_risk_taker_innovator
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Mariana Mazzucato, University of Sussex
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A 14-minute talk, filmed in 2013, when Mazzucato was publicising her book "The Entrepreneurial State". She argues that private venture capital takes fewer risks than generally thought and that the state has an unexpectedly large role in fostering risk taking and innovation. The talk is downloadable in a variety of formats, comes with an interactive transcript and has subtitles available in many languages.

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Economic Fables

Location (URL): 
http://books.openedition.org/obp/310?lang=en
Creator: 
Ariel Rubinstein, Tel Aviv University
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This is a 264-page book published through Open Book Publishers, available as a free download in PDF and other electronic formats, as well as in print. It combines a personal memoir with an introduction to some central concepts of modern economic thought. Rubinstein describes mathematical models as fables- existing between fantasy and reality, illuminating but not accurately portraying the real world.

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Economystified

Location (URL): 
http://economystified.blogspot.co.uk/p/about-economics.html
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Dan Whalen, Dorcas International Institute, Providence, RI

Economystified was a blog, updated weekly from December 2010 to the Summer of 2014. Each post discusses an economic issue, an economist, or a principle of economic theory, aimed at a lay audience.

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Alex Marsh on Scribd

Location (URL): 
http://www.scribd.com/AlexMarsh999
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Alex Marsh, University of Bristol

Marsh is a Professor of Public Policy. These documents are collections of topical opinion pieces from his blog and can be viewed online or downloaded as PDF. Topics include "Is a little Economics dangerous?", "Economics after the Crash", "Economics and Policy", and "The Problem of Housing Supply." 

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Reading lists for International Economics

Location (URL): 
https://www.soas.ac.uk/courseunits/15PECC018.html
Creator: 
Machiko Nissanke, SOAS

Course outlines and reading lists for International Economics 1 and International Economics 2 units at SOAS.

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Gapminder videos

Location (URL): 
http://www.gapminder.org/videos/
Creator: 
Hans Rosling, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Video lectures of various lengths, including a series of TED talks, showing how statistical data illuminate the development and welfare of countries.

Statistics: The Science of Decisions (Udacity)

Location (URL): 
https://www.udacity.com/wiki/st095
Creator: 
Sean Laraway and Ronald Rogers, San Jose State University

These free course materials require a login, either via Google, Facebook or a Udacity account. The course is organised in six modules and aims to cover the basics of statistical research using everyday examples. The "Materials" button links to downloadable videos, an index of concepts and a booklet of notes.  "Classroom" leads to a series of short videos with interactive features. As with other MOOCs, there is a forum where learners can discuss questions.

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Introduction to Statistics (Udacity)

Location (URL): 
https://www.udacity.com/wiki/st101
Creator: 
Sebastian Thrun, Udacity

These free course materials require a login, either via Google, Facebook or a Udacity account. They cover "Visualizing relationships in data", "Probability", "Estimation", "Outliers and Normal Distribution", "Inference", and "Regression". The "classroom" link takes you to a large number of short YouTube videos each explaining a different step.

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