Video and Audio Lectures in Environmental and Transport Economics

Clive Spash, Vienna University

A one-hour lecture on the ecological perspective in economics, in four parts, from a lecture series hosted by the Post-Crash Economics Society at the University of Manchester in 2014. Part 1 summarises the origins of ecological economics. Part 2a criticises the assumptions of mainstream economics and the focus on GDP. Part 2b argues that ecological economics is a more realistic alternative and part 2c calls for an economics that takes into account inequality and enviromental degradation.

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Richard Schmalensee, MIT

Video lectures, PDF lecture slides and some assessment questions from a 22-lecture course taught at MIT in 2012. The main sections of the course are ""Energy Systems and Policies: Overview", "The Climate Problem", "Household and Organization Decision-Making", "Primary Energy & Electric Power", and "Public Policies: Determinants & Processes".

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Peter Berck, University of California, Berkeley

YouTube playlist with 23 full-length lectures (as slides plus audio), covering most of the lectures from this course, although with very little additional information.

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David Zetland, UC Berkeley

Twenty-eight hour-long lectures on YouTube. "Covers the basic microeconomic tools for further study of natural resource problems. Theory of consumption, production, theory of the firm, industrial organization, general equilibrium, public goods and externalities. Applications to agriculture and natural resources."

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European Commission

A playlist on an official European Commission YouTube channel collects videos from 2014 about the concept of a circular economy. These include long (11 minute) and short (3 minute) versions of a documentary about the Commission's policy of moving towards a circular economy. There is also a talk on the subject by Janez Potocnik, European Commissioner for Environment.

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Nicholas Stern, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

This is a video of Nicholas Stern, author of the Stern Review into the economic of climate change speaking at Princeton University. The Stern Review was commissioned by HM Treasury in 2005 and was widely regarded as a comprehensive examination of the impact of climate change on economic policy.

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Bill Adams, University of Cambridge; Tony Juniper; Monty Don

Fifteen minute interview in audio (streaming or downloadable) or text transcript, in which an academic and an environmental campaigner discuss whether and how nature has economic value. This is an extended version of an interview broadcast on BBC Radio 4's "Shared Planet". 

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