Video and Audio Lectures in Financial Economics
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.
YouTube playlist of 56 short videos from an open online course. Each takes the form of a narrated slide show. Among the many topics are exchange rates, the Eurozone and European Central Bank, Optimum Currency Areas, the Gold Standard, Crises and Responses to them, and Currency Manipulation. On the MRUniversity site the videos come with download options, self-test questions and a discussion facility.
Video of a public lecture given 20 October 2015. "Modern economies need finance, to enable us to make payments, transfer wealth across our lifetimes and between generations, allocate capital and maintain the corporate and physical infrastructure, and to help us manage the risks of everyday life. Instead, we have created a financial world that talks to itself, trades with itself, and is increasingly divorced from the activities of the real economy. John Kay explains how this came about – and what can be done to recreate a financial sector responsive to economic and social needs."
This set of video materials ranges through 54 topics in finance, from the basics of interest and compounding, inflation, and the difference between real and nominal return; through stocks, bonds, mutual funds and hedge funds; to options, Collateralised Debt Obligations, and Credit Default Swaps. Each topic has a short playlist of YouTube videos with text transcripts. The sections on investment and the economy reflect the US origin of the material.
The author of "A Random Walk Down Wall Street" talks about alleged lessons for investors from the financial crisis, in this 72-minute talk filmed at Google's headquarters in 2010. His slides are not visible in the video.
79-minute video, recorded at the LSE on 18 May 2010, including a 51-minute lecture followed by questions.
A podcast series about the credit crunch and global recession featuring three Oxford academics. This series examines how the current crisis developed, analyses market and government responses to it, and looks at what might happen next. Eight audio files are available with most programmes lasting around 30 minutes.
Part of the Open Yale site, this course from 2009 examines "the role and the importance of the financial system in the global economy", presenting financial equilibrium as an extension of economic equilibrium. It includes 26 full-length lectures (available through YouTube, iTunes or individual download with transcripts) as well as a reading list.
Howard Davies sits on the International advisory councils of the China banking and securities regulatory commissions. In this lecture from October 2008, he is in in conversation with Professor Danny Quah from the LSE. Davies reviews the progress of reform in China’s financial markets, and the implications for the rest of the world. The conversation is available as a 90 minute audio podcast (mp3) with the accompanying website providing speaker notes and PowerPoint slides.
Part of the Open Yale website, this course website covers financial markets as taught by Robert Schiller of Yale University in spring 2008. The course strives to offer understanding of the theory of finance and its relation to the history, strengths and imperfections of such institutions as banking, insurance, securities, futures, and other derivatives markets, and the future of these institutions over the next century. The website includes audio, transcripts, syllabus, lecture slides and exams with solutions.
Professor Alan Blinder is a textbook author, former adviser to President Clinton and former Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve. Lecturing at Princeton in November 2008, he speaks for an hour about the ongoing financial meltdown, focusing on "What went wrong?" and "What needs to change?" He talks about the bond markets, the housing market, rating agencies, bank regulation and many other aspects of the financial system (in particular in the USA). Twenty minutes of questions follow the lecture. It is viewable in streaming video.
This is a video of Joseph Stiglitz speaking on the topic of global financial market regulation at the James Martin 21st Century School at the University of Oxford. Stiglitz argues that the global financial crisis reflects a failure of global economic governance, before looking at the lessons for global governance in the 21st Century.
As China takes its place among the world’s richest economies, economic growth in the long run will endure only if innovation and technology capabilities ramp up dramatically. How will this happen? Danny Quah of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) discusses this topic in this 70 minute audio (mp3) lecture, recorded in 2007.
This collection of videos covers financial markets, econometrics, markets and macroeconomics. It includes videos from Yale, European events and other economists. Videos typically last 30 minutes to an hour and often take the form of lectures or conference discussions.