An eleven-page handout adapted from Peter Earl & Tim Wakeley (2005) Business Economics: a Contemporary Approach (ISBN 9780077103927).
Subjects in Managerial and Business Economics
This is a set of hyperlinked mindmaps, including textual notes, images and hyperlinks, covering business strategy. Reading the files requires the free MindManager viewer software, which is available for a variety of platforms. Previews of a couple of mind maps are available as PDFs, with reduced functionality.
This is a comprehensive archive of lecture videos from Stephen Kinsella, a lecturer in economics at the University of Limerick. It includes courses in financial economics, economics for business, economics of EU integration, international financial economics and occasional on-off lectures, for example those promoting his book Ireland in 2050. The lecture videos show the slides used and are synched with the audio track.
An overview of the history and structure of corporation tax, summarised from sources indicated by more than one hundred footnotes. This is a Featured Article on English language Wikipedia, meaning that it has been reviewed as being comparable to a professional quality encyclopaedia. An Italian translation is available.
Fourteen Powerpoint files shared as part of a case study on "Teaching economics to undergraduate Business Management Students at the University of Birmingham", 2012-3
The student handout for a Level 2 Business Studies module in the economics of the European Business Environment includes many past exam and coursework questions.
This is a collection of presentations given at various CBI (Confederation of British Industry) events made available via SlideShare. They have been authored by members of the CBI or invited speakers from HM Treasury, companies and other organisations. They cover topics such as public procurement, climate change, energy policy, pensions etc. In common with other resources available on SlideShare they are embeddable in other websites, some are downloadable and registered users can comment on the presentations.
This page links to 50 talks on the economy mainly from US universities under the headings of the financial crisis; banking, technology, and risk management; management, leadership, and entrepreneurship; the green economy; international economics; and speculation on the future. Each entry includes a short line of description detailing the topic, speaker and institution.
This YouTube channel is a companion to the textbook Microeconomics for MBAs by Richard McKenzie of University of California, Irvine. The channel contains video modules that elaborate on topics from the text. The videos cover topics such as marginal costs, durable cost monopolies, changes to supply and demand and donor exploitation.
A 56-minute video from the Henry George Lecture at The University of Scranton on Monday, April 4, 2011. Hubbard advocates business as a positive force in world affairs.
The economics of competition: a global perspective, is part of Kevin Hinde's suite of economics resources. The lecture slide shows are from a course for Business Studies students which "explores the effects of competitive and anti-competitive behaviour in Europe". Lecture topics are: Introduction to Competition and Regulation, Case Study on Regulation: Protecting Consumers, Understanding Markets and Industries, The Welfare Effects of Market Structure, Oligopoly, Barriers to Entry, Cartels, Predatory Behaviour, and Privatisation and Regulation of Public Utilities. They are available in PDF and also as PowerPoint files.
This course webpage supports an introductory module on economics for business as taught by Kate Rockett and Tim Hatton at the University of Essex in 2009/10. It provides an introductory overview of modern economics, including examples in microeconomics that have a bearing on the world of business, i.e., the organisation of firms, the economic implications of their objectives, and the markets in which they operate. It includes a module outline / handbook, lecture presentations, class exercises with solutions, coursework assignments and revision problems.
Iowa Electronic Markets (IEM) is an online futures market where contract payoffs are based on real-world events such as political outcomes (including the US Presidential election), companies' earnings per share (EPS), and stock price returns. It is run as a non-profit educational and research project by faculty at University of Iowa, Henry B. Tippie College of Business. Most of the markets use real money, although there is a free practice market. The site includes instructor resources, research papers based on their experience and a trader's manual.
This video is available from MIT World and features a lecture from 2003. "In less than an hour, Robert Gibbons not only gets through 200 years of economic history, but outlines a new curriculum in organizational research planned by the Sloan School. Gibbons recounts some classic business stories – for instance, how Birds Eye’s success with frozen peas made the frozen food market “thick,” opening it up to scores of smaller players. Management students must master the basics of economics, says Gibbons, but Sloan must also help them train their sights on the current economy. The planned course offerings will knit together such traditional studies as economic theory, markets and competition with the latest in the fields of corporate governance and culture, technology and innovation." Users will need a Flash based video plugin to view the lecture.
Nicholas Economides' network economics home page, with links to his main papers on the subject including (most useful for teaching) his 'Economics of Networks' review article, interactive bibliography, and links to US anti-trust materials centred on the Department of Justice vs Microsoft case.
This site hosts course materials in business and economics, taken from the Harvard Business Review and various other sources. Disciplines covered include Accounting & Control, Business & Government, Competitive Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Human Resources Management, Management of Information Systems, Marketing, Negotiations, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior & Leadership, Service Management, Social Enterprise & Ethics, and Teaching & the Case Method. Access requires a fee.
A set of configurable, graphically appealing, online interactive games that work across laptops, iOS (Apple) and Android devices. Instructors can customise the games, or use default settings, and students join by entering a class code. The instructor gets a graphical analysis of outcomes immediately at the end of the session, for use in class discussion. The site has course guides that suggest how to sequence the games in different Economics courses, and each game has references to relevant papers. The site's apps can also be used to administer individual survey or assessment questions online.
This set of around twenty cases is organised by date and invludes keywords. It is part of the support site for the fourth edition of Png's Managerial Economics textbook.
From the first semester of a level 3 undergraduate course in 2012-2013, these slides are from lectures which contextualise economic concepts including entry deterrence, credible threats, collusion, and moral hazard for the benefit of Business Management students.
Overheads and lengthy notes are available here for nine PowerPoint lectures, which are: Intro to Strategy, Purpose and Performance Part 1&2, Understanding Competition, Understanding Costs, Monopoly Power and Barriers to Entry, Cooperation, Create SCA, and Mergers and Acquisitions. Also included are exams in Word and PDF. This link is to Archive.org's copy of the site.
Archived handouts, slides and exercises from a 2009 course, organised around 21 lectures. The course contains many case studies.
Ed Dolan teaches global macroeconomics, managerial economics, money and banking, and other courses in several European countries. His blog features short articles relating to economics teaching, including news, data, examples, and illustrations. Each post has a link to a free set of PowerPoint slides that can potentially be used in teaching.
This 1997 course at the Australian Graduate School of Management introduces macroeconomics for managers. The page archives 19 sets of detailed lecture slides in PDF format.
Archived from 2006, this is a microeconomics course, aimed at managers. Slides and lecture notes are available on this page. Topics are: The Decision Maker's Objectives; Basics of Project Evaluation; Shadow Pricing; Direct Price Changes, Welfare Economics; Indirect Price-Change Effects; Valuing the Environment and Other Unmarked Goods; Risk-Benefit Analysis; Role-Playing Exercise; Greenhouse and Kyoto; and Multi-attribute Decision Making.
This course page supports an MBA course at the University of Portland, as taught by Todd Easton in 2008. It covers Statistical and Quantitative Analysis and presents tools for descriptive statistics and details their effective use. The page features a range of course materials - syllabus, past exams, Java applets etc. but perhaps most importantly it includes a booklet on Excel skills, with accompanying data.
These 25 cases have been used in teaching at London Business School and NYU Stern School of Business. The headings include "costs and pricing", "competition and cooperation", and "firm boundaries"
Beat The Market Online contains simulation games and exercises designed to teach Principles or Introductory level Microeconomics as well as Managerial Economics. The goal is to maximize profits in one or more of the market structures including Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition or Oligopoly. Accompanying exercises cover a range of topics including market equilibrium, demand, elasticity, production, costs, and revenue maximization. The simulation games and exercises are all automatically graded and provided to the Instructor online with progress reports. An online consultant helps guide students. Students may compete against each other or computer managed firms as individuals or in teams. The simulation manages the entire process for the Instructor. Learning levels enables the Instructor to teach either principles or introductory economics by limiting the number of decisions to four or less. Data from the simulation, both cross sectional and time series, can be exported to Excel.