Video and Audio Lectures in Heterodox Economics
A series of 13 videos of varying lengths, published by the Institute for New Economic Thinking, aiming to explain key concepts from economics in a way understandable by lay citizens. Topics include "Finance & Financial Crises", "Five Reasons Why Economics Is Political", and "Can Economics Help Us Save the Planet?" An accompanying page of resources gives background information about schools of thought and individual economists.
YouTube playlist including 21 full lecture videos on theories of growth, contrasting neoclassical, Keynesian and Marxian theories, also mentioning the work of Romer, Schumpeter and Charles Jones.
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.
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.
One-and-a-half-hour video of a 2014 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.
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.
This course site includes four video lectures, of about 100 minutes each. The focus is the use and application of "core concepts of Marxian economic theory – necessary and surplus labor, labor power, surplus value, exploitation, capital accumulation, distributions of the surplus, capitalist crises, and the differences between capitalist and other class structures." The videos are hosted on Vimeo from where they can be embedded in other web sites or downloaded to the viewer's computer. The above link goes to session 1: here are session 2, session 3, and session 4.
30-minute lecture from the "Teach-in" at Occupy Harvard, December 2011, released on YouTube under a Creative Commons Attribution licence that allows remixing.
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.