Lecture Slides in Principles of Microeconomics

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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Institute for Fiscal Studies

This section of the IFS website contains a good variety of free resources which could be useful for teaching.  There are online journal articles from their own Economic Review, Powerpoint slides of public lectures, quick factsheets and interactive resources, eg. "Income Distribution - where do you fit in?"  Topical areas covered include food prices, taxing the rich, understanding public sector finance and higher education funding.

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Thinkwell

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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Todd R Kaplan, University of Exeter

This course web page is a list of files for exams and handouts. The exams are from 2001 to 2003 and are in .pdf format. The handouts are in .pdf and PowerPoint formats. It supports a course on microeconomics as taught by Todd Kaplan of the University of Exeter.

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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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John Kane, SUNY Oswego

Part of the support materials for Eco 101 - Principles of Microeconomics as taught by John Kane of SUNY Oswego. Notes from twenty lectures are available here as ordinary Web pages with graphics, as Flash videos with an audio narration and as PowerPoint presentations.

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R. Larry Reynolds, Boise State University

A dozen PowerPoint presentations on basic microeconomics, making some use of animation. Topics are: an introduction to the basic concepts, circular flow, a short review of basic math skills for microeconomics, production possibilities, basic supply and demand models, basic concepts of price, income and cross elasticity, the market as an allocation process, utility theory and demand curves, the theory of production and functions, pure competition and the "ideal" of the market, profit maximization, construction of isoquant, and market power.

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