Subjects in Managerial and Business Economics

Tim Wakeley, University of Bath

An eleven-page handout adapted from Peter Earl & Tim Wakeley (2005) Business Economics: a Contemporary Approach (ISBN 9780077103927).

Online Text and Notes, Heterodox Economics, Managerial and Business Economics
Maurice Starkey

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.

Interactive Tutorials, Online Text and Notes, Managerial and Business Economics
Stephen Kinsella, University of Limerick

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.

Principles (General), European Economics, Video and Audio Lectures, Financial Economics, Managerial and Business Economics
Wikipedia contributors

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.

Online Text and Notes, Managerial and Business Economics
Fiona Carmichael, Birmingham Business School

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

Lecture Slides, Managerial and Business Economics
Nick Potts, Southampton Solent University

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.

Assessment Materials, European Economics, Heterodox Economics, Managerial and Business Economics
Confederation of British Industry

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.

Principles (General), Lecture Slides, Online Text and Notes, Industrial Economics, Labour Economics, Employment and Unemployment, Managerial and Business Economics
Online Degrees Hub

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.

Principles (General), Environmental and Transport Economics, Financial Economics, International Economics, Managerial and Business Economics
Richard McKenzie, University of California, Irvine

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.

Managerial and Business Economics
Glenn Hubbard, Columbia School of Business

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.

Video and Audio Lectures, Managerial and Business Economics
Kevin Hinde, University of Northumbria

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.

Intermediate Microeconomics, Lecture Slides, Online Text and Notes, Industrial Economics, Managerial and Business Economics
Kate Rockett, University of Essex, Tim Hatton, University of Essex

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.

Assessment Materials, Curricula and Syllabi, Online Text and Notes, Managerial and Business Economics
Henry B. Tippie College of Business

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.

Principles (General), Intermediate Microeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Simulations, Managerial and Business Economics
Robert S Gibbons, MIT Sloan School of Management and Dept of Economics

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.

Video and Audio Lectures, Managerial and Business Economics
Nicholas Economides, New York University

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.

Intermediate Microeconomics, Online Text and Notes, Industrial Economics, Managerial and Business Economics
Harvard Business School

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.

Case Studies, Online Text and Notes, Managerial and Business Economics
Moblab, Inc.

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.

Intermediate Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Interactive Tutorials, Simulations, Game Theory, Managerial and Business Economics
Ivan Png, National University of Singapore

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.

Case Studies, Managerial and Business Economics
Fiona Carmichael, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham

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.

Lecture Slides, Managerial and Business Economics
John Scouller, Strathclyde University

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.

Assessment Materials, Lecture Slides, Online Text and Notes, Managerial and Business Economics
Bob Marks, Australian Graduate School of Management

Archived handouts, slides and exercises from a 2009 course, organised around 21 lectures. The course contains many case studies.

Lecture Slides, Online Text and Notes, Game Theory, Managerial and Business Economics
Ed Dolan, Stockholm School of Economics

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.

Intermediate Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Lecture Slides, Financial Economics, International Economics, Managerial and Business Economics
Robert Marks, University of New South Wales

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.

Lecture Slides, Online Text and Notes, Managerial and Business Economics
Robert Marks, University of New South Wales

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.

Lecture Slides, Online Text and Notes, Managerial and Business Economics
Todd Easton, University of Portland

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.

Assessment Materials, Curricula and Syllabi, Statistics for Economists, Online Text and Notes, Managerial and Business Economics
Luis Cabral, New York University

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"

Case Studies, Managerial and Business Economics
Robert Marks, University of New South Wales
Many lecture slide shows in PDF, along with other course materials, are online here. Topics are: Thinking about Strategic Games; Simultaneous-Move Games; Sequential-Move Games; Combining Sequential and Simultaneous; Decision Analysis: Games Against Nature; Mixed Strategies and Unpredictability; Uncertainty and Information; Strategic Moves, Credibility, and Commitment; The Prisoner's Dilemma and Repetition; Bidding and Auction Design; Bargaining; Contracting - Employing, Financing, Franchising; and Choosing the Right Game: Co-opetition.
Online Text and Notes, Managerial and Business Economics
Robert Marks, Australian Graduate School of Management, Robin Stonecash, Australian Graduate School of Management
Many slide shows on the following introductory economic topics: Modelling, Markets, Basic Economic Concepts, An Economist's View of Costs, Interdependence, Introduction to Macroeconomics, Strategic Decision Making, Credible Commitment, Repetition and Reputation, and Bidding and Auctions.
Online Text and Notes, Managerial and Business Economics
Robert Marks, University of New South Wales
This course at the Australian Graduate School of Management introduces microeconomics for managers. The page archives slide shows as well as exercises for each of the six modules. The topics are: Strategic Decision Making; Credible Commitments; Repetition and Reputation; Bargaining; Tenders, Auctions, and Bidding; and Choosing the Right Game.
Assessment Materials, Online Text and Notes, Managerial and Business Economics
IndustryMasters
IndustryMasters is a server-based, real-time business simulation. In this simulation/business game, players invest in a wide variety of businesses with virtual capital; they then have to design pricing, marketing, HR, sustainability and other strategies to generate profits, shareholder value and grow their share price, so practice can be extended. Anyone can join and play for free, but or academics and corporate education programs, site licences are available, with specially customised private worlds, where macroeconomic scenarios can be developed and played out depending on specific needs. Main economic principles built into the model include: Industry Competition, Market Crowding and Real Life Business Dynamics; Supply and Demand, Price Mechanism and Perfect Market modelling; Product Life Cycle, Economies of Scale and Scope; Corporate and Business Unit Strategy; Porter's 5 Forces and Generic Strategies; Benchmarking concepts Although the public game is a US dollar based game, UK sterling accounting versions are available on request.
Principles of Microeconomics, Simulations, Managerial and Business Economics
Stephen Kinsella, University of Limerick
This is the module outline for a course on Economics and Business as taught by Stephen Kinsella at the University of Limerick in 2008/9. It includes strategic behaviour and market failure, real life situations in which the market does not deliver optimal outcomes, major sources of market failure, the existence of Externalities and Public Goods, the consumer and the producer, the study of growth and development, the Solow and Romer growth models, the equilibrium business cycle model, hyperinflation and public finance.
Curricula and Syllabi, Managerial and Business Economics
Steven Gold, Rochester Institute of Technology

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.

Principles of Microeconomics, Simulations, Managerial and Business Economics

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