Video and Audio Clips in Principles of Macroeconomics
"Dr. A."'s channel was started in 2020 and now has a large archive of short videos introducing macroeconomic topics. The clips rarely go beyond 10 minutes' length, but are arranged into playlists of 3 or 4 clips.
Many videos, ranging from 2 minutes to 17 minutes' length, explaining or revising topics in Advanced Placement macro and micro Economics, combining live presentation with simple animation.
Welker's Wikinomics is a set of online resources for teachers and students of International Baccalaureate Economics. The video resources include around 100 video tutorials of about ten minutes each. They use a narrated-diagram format to explain concepts in basic micro-, macro- and international economics. Each category also has flashcards, a glossary and worksheets.
This YouTube playlist, presented by a popular video-blogger, is mostly about the US political system, but some of the videos address government regulation, monetary & fiscal policy, the free market and market failure. The fifty videos are each just under ten minutes in length and combine the presenter speaking to camera with some animation. CrashCourse is a crowd-funded project in partnership with PBS Digital Studios.
This ongoing archive of 20+-minute interviews includes some prominent economists, politicians and academics speaking on economic issues. They include Christine Lagarde of the IMF, Richard Thaler, Esther Duflo, Statistician Nate Silver and former Chancellor Alastair Darling.
A group of three 13-minute videos looking at economic issues in the UK in the 40 years since the Thatcher reforms, with contributions from former Bank of England Governor Lord King and economist Diane Coyle, as well as politicians, a trade unionist and ordinary workers
Ormosi's short YouTube videos use cooking to explain economic concepts in terms of everyday experience. Each video combines live action and animation, giving a recipe and using it to introduce a topic such as inequality, cartels, or why people put greater value on vegetables they've grown themselves.
Four short video clips, totalling around 23 minutes, from the course "Trade, Immigration and Exchange Rates in a Globalized World" on the Coursera platform. Topics include "How do exchange rates affect the economy?", "How can governments intervene to influence the value of the currency?", "Contradictory government objectives", "Different exchange-rate regimes and the world´s key currencies by turnover"
Three short video lectures, totalling 29 minutes, from the course "Understanding economic policymaking" on the Coursera platform. The topics are "What is GDP - The Circular Flow Diagram", "Potential GDP as a Reference Point for the Business Cycle", and "GDP Gaps and Policymaking".
Though this YouTube channel of well-produced, narrated illustrations is mostly in French, the linked playlist has several with English text and narration, on topics including "What is Comparative Advantage?", "How can a country go bankrupt?", and "How does bad news affect the economy?" and "What is the Budget Wall?" Content is approved by academic economists as well as by Le Monde.
Dozens of short clips featuring narrated sketch diagrams to explain principles concepts, created during 2014 and 2015. Some of these clips are used in Bouman's online textbooks on Principles of Macroeconomics and Principles of Microeconomics.
The Crisis of Credit is an 11 minute animation explaining the origins of the credit crunch in the United States. It covers the interaction of homeowners, mortgage lenders, investors and financial institutions that produced the global financial crisis. It provides simple explanations of a number of complex terms and systems, delivering an effective introduction to the topic. Users will need a Flash based video player to watch the animation.
YouTube playlist including several very short animations to answer basic questions including "Why does economic growth matter?" and "Why do interest rates matter to me?" Some of the videos were made to accompany Bank publications such as the Quarterly Bulletin, explaining background concepts such as inflation or quantitative easing.
This 5'35", subtitled YouTube video combines lively presentation with animation to argue that austerity is not the appropriate response to the financial crisis. Blyth is professor of International Political Economy at Brown University and author of "Austerity: History of a dangerous idea". A version of the video with Portugese subtitles is also available.
Archived on this page are links to particular PBS NOW stories relating to economics. The links take to story pages that often include further links to video, transcripts, data and side stories. The archives go from 2002 to 2010.
This video clip is available on YouTube. It was narrated by Peter Smith of Southampton University. Duration is just over six minutes. It look at population growth. Using examples such as Korea, Indonesia and Ghana, he applies microeconomic analysis to see which factors might contribute to high birth rates in certain countries. This is shown in moving graphs.
This thought-provoking but accessible video clip is taken from a TV programme featuring the Nobel prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz. In it he talks about weaknesses of using GDP as a measure, for example in terms of sustainability. He also reminds listeners of the difference between GNP and GDP. It lasts approximately eight minutes.