Principles of Microeconomics in Intermediate 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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Peter Smith, Southampton University

This video clip is available on YouTube. It was narrated by Peter Smith of Southampton University. Duration is just over six minutes. It look at population growth. Using examples such as Korea, Indonesia and Ghana, he applies microeconomic analysis to see which factors might contribute to high birth rates in certain countries. This is shown in moving graphs.

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Larry Arvan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This is a blog, begun in May 2012, in which Prof. Arvan answers questions from students about Microeconomics (Principles or Intermediate). Posts are organised by date and by topic.

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FreeVideoLectures

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.

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Larry Arvan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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.

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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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Henry B. Tippie College of Business

Iowa Electronic Markets (IEM) is an online futures market where contract payoffs are based on real-world events such as political outcomes (including the US Presidential election), companies' earnings per share (EPS), and stock price returns. It is run as a non-profit educational and research project by faculty at University of Iowa, Henry B. Tippie College of Business. Most of the markets use real money, although there is a free practice market. The site includes instructor resources, research papers based on their experience and a trader's manual.

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Economics-games.com

A set of interactive games that are played in the browser. The tutor selects a game and chooses the number of players, then is given unique logins to distribute to learners. One game - an airline pricing game - is played against the computer: in the rest, learners play against each other.

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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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Aplia Inc
This is an online set of teaching material, including multi-player classroom experiments, interactive text and problem sets, combined with a course management system. It runs over the Web, using standard browsers with the Flash plug-in. The system tracks student use of the system, and produces reports for the instructor. The material can be customised by the instructor using a Web interface. Material is available to support a range of standard textbooks and can be broken down by subject / course.

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