Lecture Slides in Principles of Macroeconomics

K. K. Fung, University of Memphis

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.

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Center for Economic and Policy Research

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).

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Various authors

This is a collection of hundreds of diagrams to illustrate economic concepts, each of which is freely reusable for any purpose (subject to attribution of the original author and other licence requirements). They are in image formats that can easily be copied into presentation software. For each kind of graph, there are usually many variations. This is a multilingual, user-driven site, so many of the diagrams are labelled in languages other than English.

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WinEcon Consortium

WinEcon is an interactive learning software package for economics, business economics, maths for economics and the range of Sloman textbooks designed to support economics courses. The software provides many hours of tutorial material and includes: all the relevant theory, interactive exercises, self-assessment questions, economics databases and an economic glossary. Teachers of economics can integrate WinEcon into their Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) by creating links from any Web page, Word, Powerpoint or Excel document to specific WinEcon topics. Students working on their own machines can also make full use of these features to link to specific WinEcon screens from their lecturer's Web pages by installing the single user software.

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Paul Krugman, Princeton University

Part of the Nobel prize website, this page provides resources related to the 2008 winner Paul Krugman of Princeton University. It includes the video of his Nobel lecture - New trade, new geography and the troubles of manufacturing - that focuses on economic geography and trade, comcluding that: increasing returns have been a powerful force shaping the world economy, that force may actually be in decline, but that decline itself is a key to understanding much of what is happening in the world today. Users will need Windows Media Player or RealPlayer to view the lecture. The site also includes supporting materials, such as interviews, lecture slides and press releases.

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Tim Yeager, EconWeb

This EconWeb: Introduction to macroeconomics samples is part of the EconWeb service that requires a paid subscription, but via this link you can find three sample modules that are freely available. the modules are "Supply and Demand", "The Output Multiplier" and "Monetarism". Each module includes lecture notes and a quiz based on US data, with some modules including PowerPoint slides.

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Neva Goodwin, Julie Nelson, and Jonathan Harris, Tufts University

This website supports the textbook Macroeconomics in Context by Goodwin et al. It combines mainstream macroeconomic principles with environmental and social considerations, considering alternatives to the conventional GDP measure. Student study guides for each chapter and lecture slides for academics are available.

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Thinkwell is a commercial learning tutorial service that supports economics, microeconomics and macroeconomics courses. It consists of video lectures that give simultaneous views of the lecturer and his slides and animations. Online interactive exercises with feedback, review notes, course management tools and a dedicated website for users. Lecturers can customise the course and view the results of interactive tests taken by their students. The materials are available online via subscription and require Flash / QuickTime / Java to load.

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Addison Wesley

ECON100 offers various resources to support a number of text books authored or co-authored by Michael Parkin. Included are lecture notes (in PowerPoint, HTML or RTF), online quizzes, and news analysis.

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Ed Dolan, Stockholm School of Economics

Ed Dolan teaches global macroeconomics, managerial economics, money and banking, and other courses in several European countries. His blog features short articles relating to economics teaching, including news, data, examples, and illustrations. Each post has a link to a free set of PowerPoint slides that can potentially be used in teaching.

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Mannig Simidian, Harvard University

This is a set of animated PowerPoint presentations, one for each chapter of Mankiw's macro textbook, downloadable as compressed files for PC or for Mac.

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Wei-Choun Yu, Winona State University

This is a support website for the teaching of Wei-Choun Yu, Assistant Professor of Economics at Winona State University. It contains teaching materials for Macroeconomics, International Economics and Forecasting Methods. The individual course pages include syllabi, assignments, lecture slides and other materials. Each course page also includes brief links to external Internet sites.

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