This is a collection of short YouTube videos that use narrated drawings and graphs to introduce basic concepts including market structures, comparative advantage and elasticity of demand.
Video and Audio Lectures in Principles of Microeconomics
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.
Dozens of "pencasts" (audio-narrated pen animations) on introductory topics. The animations are organised into "courses" on Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Labor Economics, and Money and Banking. Each course is subdivided into topics on which there is a list of pencasts. The animations can be viewed online or can be downloaded as PDFs and run in the iOS application Livescribe+.
A series of YouTube animated videos explaining basic micro concepts such as prisoner's dilemma, public versus private goods, internal versus external costs, profit maximisation versus efficiency maximisation.
An introduction to microeconomics in the form of 114 cartoon-style video lessons, averaging 8 minutes long, divided into ten chapters. Watching the videos, reading the full text transcripts, or taking the self-test multi-choice quizzes, requires registration on the site. The authors are named in each section.
An ongoing series of YouTube videos, of about ten minutes each, combining live presenters (a school teacher and TV presenter) with animation. Each video has closed captioning and suggested links for further study. The series was released from Summer 2015 to Summer 2016. There are 35 videos on topics including globalization, price signals, environmental economics, market failure, and the 2008 crash. Some of the content reflects the US origin of the videos. Crash Course is crowd-funded.
Clifford, an Advanced Placement Economics teacher based in California, uses YouTube to share many short videos of him explaining economic concepts, organised into playlists around micro and macro concepts. As of Summer 2016, his economics videos have had many millions of views, with the most popular getting around half a million each. They are freely reusable for non-commercial purposes.
Inspired by the 2005 paper "Do Economists Recognize an Opportunity Cost When They See One?", this 3-minute video presents a simple problem of identifying opportunity cost, albeit one on which most PhD economists in a survey performed worse than chance. The presenter blogs and creates YouTube videos and books about mathematics, logic and game theory.
A playlist of 79 short videos, totalling around 12 hours, from an open online course for beginners. These videos first went online in 2015 and mostly combine slides with in-camera presentation, although a few make use of sophisticated animation. On the MRUniversity site for the course, the videos come with download options, self-test questions and a discussion facility.
Hundreds of videos (mostly in English, but some in Afrikaans) on economic principles. Some are in chalk-and-talk format, while others use narrated animation. They are organised by topic into playlists. The most popular videos are the Keynesian multiplier, the IS-LM model, and absolute and comparative advantage.
Seven sections subdivided into a total of 22 topics, each of which has a short playlist of YouTube videos, with accompanying transcripts.
A complete online course, adapted from a course delivered on-campus at MIT in the Spring of 2011. It includes a set of lecture videos, assigned readings, problem sets with the solutions explained in videos, and an exam. The course assumes a high-school knowledge of calculus and covers the principles of consumer behaviour, firm behaviour, market structure and policy relevance.
A four minute video, with sophisticated animation, explaining Hotelling's Model of Spatial Competition and using spatial competition as an example of a Nash Equilibrium. There is an 8-question multi-choice test to reinforce the lesson of the video. TED Ed is a non-profit organisation.
Video and Audio from a public lecture given on 11 November 2015 by Nobel laureate Shiller.
"Ever since Adam Smith, the central teaching of economics has been that free markets provide us with material well-being, as if by an invisible hand. Robert Shiller delivers a fundamental challenge to this insight, arguing that markets harm as well as help us. As long as there is profit to be made, sellers will systematically exploit our psychological weaknesses and our ignorance through manipulation and deception. Rather than being essentially benign and always creating the greater good, markets are inherently filled with tricks and traps and will 'phish' us as 'phools.'"
More than 150 educational videos on Consumer Behaviour, Producer Behaviour and Market Structures on a site which charges a yearly (or shorter) subscription for access to the videos.
This channel has more than fifty "Micro-lectures on Microeconomics", using spreadsheets and audio narration to explain topic in a few minutes. The spreadsheets themselves are downloadable from the video descriptions.
About two dozen short animated lectures and online slide shows for micro and macroeconomics. The slides are in a Flash format which does not allow editing, but allows readers to step through and recap. They use animation to build up graphs and show their interrelation.
The videos on this YouTube channel are extracted from lectures in economics and in Managerial Finance, including some made direct to camera. They are organised into playlists around different themes including "Macroeconomics - basic models" and "Linear Demand Elasticities". The lecturer is based in an unspecified US institution.
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).