Video and Audio Lectures in Development Economics
Goldin is the author of the OUP book "Development: a Very Short Introduction". This is a companion lecture to the book, given to a non-specialist audience at Google in 2018, lasting 46 minutes. The video also includes ten minutes of questions and answers.
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.
A 15-minute TED talk filmed in December 2015, recommending mix of models of capitalism as way for developing and developed countries to achieve growth while also tackling social problems. Damibisa Moyo is an author of books on global development and has worked as an economist at Goldman Sachs and at the World Bank.
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.
Video lectures of various lengths, including a series of TED talks, showing how statistical data illuminate the development and welfare of countries.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
In this 21-minute video lecture filmed in March 2007, a former senior economist with the World Bank outlines the importance of market infrastructure to the prosperity and happiness of Africans. She describes her plan to transform Ethiopia's economy by creating the ECEX commodities market. Part of the TED series of talks, this video is produced to a high quality, viewable online with a fullscreen option, and downloadable for offline viewing.