PDF Lecture slides, readings and a final exam from a four-week mini-course delivered at MIT in January 2016. The course introduces the economic theory of financial crises, focusing on "amplification mechanisms that exacerbate crises, such as leverage, fire sales, bank runs, interconnections, and complexity. It also analyzes the different perspectives on the origins of crises, such as mistaken beliefs and moral hazard, and discusses the optimal regulation of the financial system."
Russell Cooper, European University Institute; Andrew John, Melbourne Business School
A 31-chapter principles textbook that focuses on real-world examples and introduces each theory point by first discussing an application. It can be downloaded& as a single PDF file or viewed online. It was published in 2012 by the Saylor Foundation, an educational charity.
A sixteen-chapter introductory textbook in which each theory point is introduced by first looking at an application. The examples are mainly US-centred. It can be downloaded as a single PDF or viewed online. It was published in 2012 by the Saylor Foundation, an educational charity.
Douglas Curtis, Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario; Ian Irvine, Concordia University in Montreal
This is an adapted version of the authors' Macroeconomics: Theory, Markets, and Policy, avoiding calculus and with minimal algebra. It dates from 2016 and Canadian in origin. It is viewable in this online presentation, or downloadable as a single PDF file.
This is a 2016 adaptation of the authors' textbook Microeconomics: Markets, Methods, and Models which removes calculus and uses equations only sparingly. It is available in this online version or as a single downloadable PDF.
Dating from 2015, this is a fifteen-chapter free online textbook in PDF format, intended for a one-semester course in microeconomic theory. It is Canadian in origin, but the examples are international.
Selected lecture notes, a reading list, and problem sets from a graduate level course taught in Spring 2008, archived on MIT OpenCourseWare. According to the course description, it "introduces scientific, economic, and ecological issues underlying the threat of global climate change, and the institutions engaged in negotiating an international response."
Note-form PDFs from a 20-lecture graduate-level course delivered in 2004, along with a reading list, two problem sets and a sample exam. From the course description, "Overall, this course focuses on microeconomics, with some topics from macroeconomics and international trade. It emphasizes the integration of theory, data, and judgment in the analysis of corporate decisions and public policy." The main course text is Parkin, "Microeconomics".
A suite of twenty professionally-produced videos using real-world examples to explain statistical concepts to students in social sciences. They vary in length from ten to 25 minutes, are shot at various locations around the world and use a combination of real-world settings, interviews, and worked examples with animation.