Subjects in Handbooks and reading lists

Saylor Foundation

This is a free and open set of course materials released by the Saylor Foundation, an educational charity, having been reviewed by three subject-matter experts. It includes sets of readings under the headings "Ancient Economic Thought", "European Thought: Scholastics & Mercantilists", "Classical Economics", "Neo-Classicism and Keynesianism", and "American Economic Thought". There are also self-assessment questions with answer guidelines, and an online quiz.

Assessment Materials, Handbooks and reading lists, Online Text and Notes, History of Economic Thought
Saylor Foundation

This is a free and open set of course materials released by the Saylor Foundation, an educational charity. It is based on the free textbook "Money and Banking" by Robert E. Wright and Vincenzo Quadrini. It is divided into six units, with readings and online resources for each. There are self-assessment questions with answer guidelines, and an online quiz.

Assessment Materials, Handbooks and reading lists, Online Text and Notes, Monetary Economics
Saylor Foundation

This is a free and open set of course materials released by the Saylor Foundation, an educational charitye. It consists of eleven units, each with readings and other web resources.

Assessment Materials, Handbooks and reading lists, Online Text and Notes, Labour Economics, Employment and Unemployment
Saylor Foundation

This is a free and open set of course materials released by the Saylor Foundation, an educational charity, under a CC-BY licence, having been reviewed by three subject-matter experts. It is based on other free resources including Khan Academy videos and the free textbook "Principles of Microeconomics" by Rittenberg and Tregarthen. The material is arranged into seven units: "Introduction to Economics: What Is It?", "Supply and Demand", "Markets and Individual Maximizing Behavior", "The Consumer", "The Producer", "Market Structure: Competitive and Non-competitive Markets", and"Resource Markets".

Principles of Microeconomics, Handbooks and reading lists, Online Text and Notes
Saylor Foundation

This is a free and open set of course materials released by the Saylor Foundation, an educational charity, under a CC-BY licence, having been reviewed by three subject-matter experts.  It is based on other free resources including Khan Academy videos. The material is arranged into ten units, each with readings, video and in some cases assessment materials.

Principles of Macroeconomics, Handbooks and reading lists, Online Text and Notes
Saylor Foundation

This is a set of materials for an intro to Calculus for economics students, shared freely under a CC-BY licence by the Saylor Foundation, an educational charity. It is structured as seven units, each with readings and other online resources. The collection has been reviewed by three subject-matter experts.

Handbooks and reading lists, Maths for Economists, Online Text and Notes
Marie Stack, Nottingham Trent University

Module outline and reading list for Economics of Public Issues, taught 2009-10. Released as part of the TRUE project.

Handbooks and reading lists, Public-sector Economics and Public Choice Theory
Kent Matthews, Cardiff University

This is the reading list for a final year economics course in money and banking or a postgraduate course in Money and Banking.

Handbooks and reading lists, Monetary Economics
David Paton, Nottingham University

This is a module outline for students on Business School Masters courses (e.g. Management, Finance and Investment, Risk Management) taking Industrial Economics as a semester 2 option.

Handbooks and reading lists, Industrial Economics
John Geanakoplos, Yale University

Part of the Open Yale site, this course 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.

Handbooks and reading lists, Video and Audio Lectures, Financial Economics
Guido Lorenzoni, MIT

Dating from Fall 2005, this course site has been archived under a Creative Commons licence as part of MIT Open CourseWare. It includes five problem sets, three past exams, a detailed reading list and course description. The course aims to cover "the basic tools and some topics of current interest" in international trade and finance.

Assessment Materials, Curricula and Syllabi, Handbooks and reading lists, International Economics
Joshua Angrist, MIT

Reading list and assignments for Labor Economics and Public Policy, taught Spring 2006.

Assessment Materials, Handbooks and reading lists, Labour Economics, Employment and Unemployment
David Autor & Phillip Oreopoulos, MIT

Lecture notes, reading list and assignments for Labor Economics I (graduate-level course), taught 2003-2004.

Assessment Materials, Advanced Applied Economics, Handbooks and reading lists, Online Text and Notes, Labour Economics, Employment and Unemployment
Paul Joskow, MIT

Reading list and assignments (with solutions) from an undergraduate course taught in Spring 2007. There are also some diagrams available through the image sharing service Flickr.

Assessment Materials, Handbooks and reading lists, Environmental and Transport Economics
Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banerjee, Michael Kremer, MIT

From an archived graduate-level course taught in 2002, this MIT OpenCourseWare site includes PDF-format lecture slides, a reading list and syllabus.

Advanced Applied Economics, Curricula and Syllabi, Handbooks and reading lists, Development Economics, Lecture Slides
Esther Duflo & Abhijit Banerjee, MIT

Originally taught in 2004, this archived course looked at "the different facets of human development: education, health, gender, the family, land relations, risk, informal and formal norms and institutions." Reading list, note-form lecture notes, exams and STATA exercises are available.

Assessment Materials, Curricula and Syllabi, Handbooks and reading lists, Development Economics, Online Text and Notes
Suzanne Berger and Michael Piore, MIT

Syllabus, reading list, reading questions and essay suggestions from a graduate level course taught in 2010.

Assessment Materials, Advanced Applied Economics, Handbooks and reading lists, Heterodox Economics, Political Economy
Kevin Frick, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Materials from a course originally offered in Spring 2011. "This course introduces students to the economic approach to evaluating obesity. It focuses on attributable health care expenditures, quality adjusted life years, productivity changes, consumer sovereignty, and the incentives and regulations that can be used to change individual adult, parent, and child behavior."

Curricula and Syllabi, Handbooks and reading lists, Online Text and Notes, Health Economics
Sara Ellison, MIT

Archived materials from a Spring 2012 course that aims to take students "through the process of forming economic hypotheses, gathering the appropriate data, analyzing them, and effectively communicating their results". Includes reading suggestions and assessment materials (without answers). The course presumes knowledge of statistical methods in economics.

Assessment Materials, Handbooks and reading lists, Econometrics
Suzanne Berger, MIT

Syllabus, reading list, assignments from a 2003 course that examines the "role of European states in postwar period of rapid economic growth and current crisis."

The materials are available in Traditional Chinese as well as in English.

Assessment Materials, Advanced Applied Economics, Curricula and Syllabi, Handbooks and reading lists, Economic Thought and Critiques of Economic Theories or Schools, Economic History, Specific economies or countries
Serenella Sferza and Suzanne Berger, MIT

Reading list and example student work from a 2005 course that "introduces the main debates about the "new" global economy and their implications for practice and policy."

Handbooks and reading lists, International Economics
Christine Walley, MIT

Reading list and essay topics from a 2003 course that explores "why poverty, economic transformations and development policies often have different consequences for women and men, while also examining the history of development itself, its underlying assumptions, and its range of supporters and critics." The content is available in Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese as well as in English.

Assessment Materials, Handbooks and reading lists, Development Economics, Other topics
Moshe Ben-Akiva and Michael Frumin, MIT

Reading list, selected lecture notes and assignments from a Masters-level 2008 course that aims to "give a broad insight into the different facets of transportation systems, while providing a solid introduction to transportation demand and cost analyses."

Assessment Materials, Advanced Applied Economics, Handbooks and reading lists, Online Text and Notes, Environmental and Transport Economics
Hauke Kite-Powell, MIT

Reading list, selected lecture notes and example student work from a 2006 graduate-level course which "analyzes the relationship among industries, markets, technologies, and national policies, and introduces the concepts of national income accounts, sustainability, and intergenerational equity and their relationship to current economic practice."

Advanced Applied Economics, Handbooks and reading lists, Online Text and Notes
Michael Piore, MIT

Reading list, assignments and essay questions from a 2013 undergraduate course that "examines the implications of economic theories for social and political organization in the context of the historical evolution of industrial societies."

Assessment Materials, Comparative Economic Systems, Handbooks and reading lists, Economic Thought and Critiques of Economic Theories or Schools
Peter Temin, MIT

Reading list, syllabus and some problem sets (without solutions) from a 2009 undergraduate course giving "a historical perspective on financial panics. Topics include the growth of the industrial world, the Great Depression and surrounding events, and more recent topics such as the first oil crisis, Japanese stagnation, and conditions following the financial crisis of 2008."

Assessment Materials, Curricula and Syllabi, Handbooks and reading lists, Economic History
Konrad Menzel, MIT

Detailed lecture notes in PDF, reading list, past exams, and assignments from a 2009 course based on Larsen and Marx. Introduction to Mathematical Statistics and Its Applications. Available in Turkish as well as English.

Assessment Materials, Handbooks and reading lists, Statistics for Economists, Online Text and Notes
Robert M. Townsend, MIT

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.

Assessment Materials, Handbooks and reading lists, Development Economics, Lecture Slides, Video and Audio Lectures
Arnaud Costinot and Dave Donaldson, MIT

Lecture notes, lecture slides, and reading list from a Spring 2013 graduate-level course covering positive and normative issues in international trade as well as inter-regional trade and economic geography.

Advanced Applied Economics, Handbooks and reading lists, Lecture Slides, Online Text and Notes, International Economics
Machiko Nissanke, SOAS

Course outlines and reading lists for International Economics 1 and International Economics 2 units at SOAS.

Handbooks and reading lists, International Economics
Douglas W. Rae, Yale University

"In this course, we will seek to interpret capitalism using ideas from biological evolution: Firms pursuing varied strategies and facing extinction when those strategies fail are analogous to organisms struggling for survival in nature. For this reason, it is less concerned with ultimate judgment of capitalism than with the ways it can be shaped to fit our more specific objectives -- for the natural environment, public health, alleviation of poverty, and development of human potential in every child. Each book we read will be explicitly or implicitly an argument about good and bad consequences of capitalism."

Economic Theory, Handbooks and reading lists, Video and Audio Lectures, Political Economy
Alex Tabarrok and Tyler Cowen, George Mason University

An online course including 245 YouTube videos (totalling about 25.5 hours), online self-test questions and forums in which to ask questions. It is structured into 23 topics.

Assessment Materials, Handbooks and reading lists, Development Economics, Online Text and Notes, Video and Audio Lectures
Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University

The site for this 14-week online course, dating from January 2014, includes a detailed reading list, covering topics including development and its measurement, universal health coverage, biodiversity, sustainable cities, and climate change.

Handbooks and reading lists, Development Economics
Gregory Clark, University of California at Davis

Materials from a course delivered in Winter 2010 and based on Clark's 2007 book "A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World." The site includes 26 full-length video lectures, readings and homework assignments.

Assessment Materials, Handbooks and reading lists, Economic History, Video and Audio Lectures
Allan Schmid, Michigan State University

Institutional Economics site containing links to course outlines for 30+ institutional, behavioural and heterodox economics courses, mostly in the US. Online access to Allan Schmid's working papers, and book 'Property, Power and Public Choice' (in English and Spanish). This argues the general case for countries' economic performance being affected the institutions that shape agents' choices and governments' policymaking, then sets out (and offers some secondary empirical support for) some hypotheses on the impact of different property rights arrangements.

Intermediate Microeconomics, Comparative Economic Systems, Handbooks and reading lists, Online Text and Notes, Structural and Institutional Economics
Patrick Nolen, University of Essex

Course handbook and PDF lecture slides from a Spring 2014 course

Handbooks and reading lists, Development Economics, Lecture Slides
John Hillas, University of Auckland

Current and past materials from an introductory Game Theory course. It includes recommended readings, problem sets, a 95-page PDF booklet of lecture notes, and past exam papers with answers.

Assessment Materials, Curricula and Syllabi, Handbooks and reading lists, Online Text and Notes, Game Theory
Yanis Varoufakis, University of Texas

Topics and readings from an 11-week course that "focus[es] on central macroeconomic issues of a global reach."

Intermediate Macroeconomics, Handbooks and reading lists, International Economics
Alternative Reading List project; Manchester Post-Crash Economics Society

Intended as a resource to fill gaps in the existing mainstream curriculum, this alternative reading list includes some key papers and books challenging neoclassical economics. It then lists books under specific headings such as Institutional Economics, Development, the Financial Crisis, History of Thought, and Marxism. There are also books by Tim Harford, Paul Krugman, and Dean Baker defending the mainstream.

Applied Economics, Handbooks and reading lists, Heterodox Economics, History of Economic Thought, Socialist and Marxist Economics

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