A thirty-six minute captured lecture providing an introduction to the LSE's International Development BSc and Diploma, hosted by Tim Forsyth. The video has a Creative Commons Attribution licence which allows copying and remixing.
Video and Audio Lectures in Development Economics
Twelve video lectures and accompnying slides, plus detailed reading list and problem sets from the first half of a 2013 undergraduate course. Topics include "migration, modernization, and technological change; static and dynamic models of political economy; the dynamics of income distribution and institutional change; firm structure in developing countries; development, transparency, and functioning of financial markets; privatization; and banks and credit market institutions in emerging markets." The videos can be downloaded from the Internet Archive or from iTunesU.
Video lectures of various lengths, including a series of TED talks, showing how statistical data illuminate the development and welfare of countries.
A series of 24 video lectures from a course given at MIT in Spring 2011 and released as part of the OpenCourseWare initiative. Topics include "What is a poverty trap?" "Is There a Nutrition-Based Poverty Trap?" "Risk and insurance", savings in developing countries and "The Promise and Perils of Microfinance".
This video from TED.com features a 19 minute presentation by Paul Collier about The Bottom Billion. Around the world right now, one billion people are trapped in poor or failing countries. How can we help them? Economist Paul Collier lays out a bold, compassionate plan for closing the gap between rich and poor. Paul Collier’s book The Bottom Billion shows what is happening to the poorest people in the world, and offers ideas for opening up opportunities to all. Users can download the audio or video to their desktop or watch it online.
This one-and-a-half hour video dates from October 2010 and is a lecture discussing the role of government and institutions in growth, using the example of the BRIC countries.
Lecture given at the London School of Economics and Political Science, in May 2016, by the former Chief Economist and Head of Research at the IMF. Rajan "would like to see more coordination to reduce volatility and a more effective 'global safety net' to protect those most vulnerable. Emerging economies must be more involved in rethinking and reshaping the system." The whole video, including introductions, questions and vote of thanks, lasts one and a half hours. Dr Rajan's lecture lasts for fifty minutes.
Around 250 videos, uploaded in 2015, ranging from two to twenty minutes in length. Each uses narrated slides to introduce a concept or example. On the MRUniversity site, where they form part of a course, these videos are linked to assessment questions, download options and a discussion facility.
This group has been formed by Boston University's Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future and Latin American Studies Program, to study Latin American economics and development. A meeting was held in November 2010 and there are a number of interesting video clips from this event which featured a public symposium. Presenters include Prof Scott Palmer, Dr Ramon Espinasa and Prof Adil Najam. This could provide some topical teaching materials and different viewpoints on development economics. There are also some free online publications available.
Video and supporting materials from a series of free public lectures given by Professor McWilliams in his capacity as Gresham Professor of Commerce. The full title of the series is "The Greatest Ever World Economic Event: How the transformation of two thirds of the world's population from starvation to moderate prosperity will affect us all." Each of six lectures is available as streaming video, downloadable video, audio and a text transcript. The lectures last about three quarters of an hour.