Video and Audio Lectures in Heterodox Economics

Stephen Marglin, Harvard University

30-minute lecture from the "Teach-in" at Occupy Harvard, December 2011, released on YouTube under a Creative Commons Attribution licence that allows remixing.

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Clive Spash, Vienna University

A one-hour lecture on the ecological perspective in economics, in four parts, from a lecture series hosted by the Post-Crash Economics Society at the University of Manchester in 2014. Part 1 summarises the origins of ecological economics. Part 2a criticises the assumptions of mainstream economics and the focus on GDP. Part 2b argues that ecological economics is a more realistic alternative and part 2c calls for an economics that takes into account inequality and enviromental degradation.

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Dan Ariely, Duke University

This is a five minute YouTube video, dating from June 2008 and featuring Dan Ariely talking about how his experience as patient suffering 70 percent burns led him to explore pain management and question how supposed rational choices can be irrational. It looks at how cognitive psychology can effect choices and behaviour, especially in the sphere of economics. The video is presented as part of the Predictably Irrational website, that promotes Ariely's book of the same title.

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Post-Crash Economics Society, University of Manchester

One-and-a-half-hour video of a session featuring Diane Coyle of Enlightenment Economics, Steve Keen of Kingston University, and "Money, Blood and Revolution" author George Cooper. Each speaker gives a short talk outlining what they see as the problems with economics. The last hour of the video is a panel discussion with the three speakers responding to questions on the CORE project and on prospects for diversifying the economics curriculum.

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Ben Fine, SOAS

Two video lectures, totalling seventy minutes, hosted by Post-Crash Economics Society Manchester and Manchester's Political Economy Institute. Fine gives a historical perspective on why Marxist Political Economy and other heterodox perspectives are absent from the mainstream economic curriculum.

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Gerry Steele, Lancaster University

A one-hour introduction to Austrian Economics in two parts, including criticisms of the focus of the mainstream economics curriculum. This lecture was staged as part of a series by the Post-Crash Economics Society of the University of Manchester.

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Bob Marks, Australian Graduate School of Management

Professor Joan Robinson (1903-1983) was a guest professor at Stanford University in May 1974. Robinson was a member of Keynes inner circle as he wrote the General Theory, and later became a strident critic of textbook economics. This webpage features partial recordings of her guest lectures amounting to over 3 hours of mp3 audio files. Topics covered: What is Wrong with Neoclassical Economics?, Traditional Economics is Inappropriate for Developing Economics, Socialist Economies and Consumer Sovereignty.

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