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.
Video and Audio Lectures in Principles (General)
An eighty-minute video including a 45-minute presentation plus introduction and questions. The session took place on 1 May 2014 at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Ha-Joon Chang talks about different schools of thought in economics, and the responsibility of citizens to become economically literate.
In this 56-minute talk from October 2011, the author of "The Economics of Good and Evil" argues that Economics goes beyond being a science and defines ideal conditions rather than being purely descriptive.
The author of "Everyday Economics" speaks about how the subject can be made more accessible in this 55 minute talk, filmed in July 2007.
"Stand-up Economist" Bauman talks about his Cartoon Introduction to Economics in this 50-minute talk.
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.
This 22 minute audio podcast from the University of Cambridge explores the credit crunch from an interdisciplinary perspective. With contributions from John Coates, a neuroscientist and former Wall Street Trader, Martin Daunton, an economic historian and Alan Macfarlane, a social anthropologist. It looks at how the crude use of historical analogies can cloud our understanding of the credit crunch, how hormones can affect the decision-makers who control the global financial system and how the breakdown in trust is threatening the world's financial stability. Users will need a Flash based audio player to listen to the podcast online or they can download it in a variety of formats.
Delivered at Princeton University in September 2006, this hour-long video lecture by "Freakonomics" author Steven Levitt recalls some of his experience as an economics student, researcher and lecturer. He discusses how the value of advertising is assessed, the economics of prostitution, real estate sales and how altruism can be understood as maximising behaviour.
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.
FreeVideoLectures brings together videos of economics courses from Universities such as Yale and Berkeley, as well as online providers like the Khan Academy. They are arranged by topics, including: international economics, trade, game theory, history of economic thought and economic demography. Items are listed by course enabling students to work through a course chronologically.
10 lectures by US economists downloadable as streamed video or MP3 audio presentations, with accompanying PowerPoint slides and related papers that pursue the issues in more depth. Two lectures are on growth (Dean Baker, Mark Weisbrot), others on US labour markets (John Schmitt), women in the labour market (Heather Boushey), trade (Mark Weisbrot), intergenerational mobility and life chances (Heather Boushey), the Federal Reserve, asset bubbles and intellectual property (all Dean Baker). The lectures are US-focused and reflect the sometimes market-critical perspective of the Center for Economic Policy and Research, a think-tank founded by Baker and Weisbrot in 1999 with an advisory board including Joseph Stiglitz and Robert Solow (not to be confused with the UK-based Centre for Economic Policy Research).