Video and Audio Lectures in Political Economy

Joseph T Salerno, Pace University, Peter G Klein, University of Missouri

This series of 10 lectures on the "Fundamentals of economic analysis : a causal-realist approach" was produced by the Ludwig Von Mises Institute that celebrates classical liberalism, libertarian political theory, and the Austrian School of economics. Topics covered include price controls, competition and monopoly, the determination of prices and choice. The lecturers are Joseph Salerno of Pace University and Peter Klein of the University of Missouri. Each lecture from this 2007 series is available in audio and video, with each session lasting about 90 minutes.

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Archon Fung, Harvard Kennedy School

In this 26 minute lecture from the Occupy Harvard "Teach-in" in December 2011, Fung, a professor of democracy and citizenship, discusses income and wealth inequalities in the USA. The video is available on YouTube and can be downloaded.

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Jonathan Michie, Linda Yueh, and Martin Slater, University of Oxford

A podcast series about the credit crunch and global recession featuring three Oxford academics. This series examines how the current crisis developed, analyses market and government responses to it, and looks at what might happen next. Eight audio files are available with most programmes lasting around 30 minutes.

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The Liberty Fund

Audio interviews, of about an hour length, with a variety of figures including Milton Friedman, Ronald Coase, and Gary Becker. The files are downloadable in MP3 in other formats.

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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."

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Ben Fine, SOAS

Two video lectures, totalling seventy minutes, hosted by Post-Crash Economics Society Manchester and Manchester's Political Economy Institute. Fine gives a historical perspective on why Marxist Political Economy and other heterodox perspectives are absent from the mainstream economic curriculum.

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Edward C Prescott, Arizona State University

The Transformaton of macroeconomic policy and research is Prescott's 2004 Nobel Prize lecture. It sets out the method and significance of micro-founded, forward-looking, dynamic-equilibrium models as originated by Kydland, Prescott, Lucas and others, and widely adopted as cheap computing power becomes available. Assess the impact on use of macro models for policymaking, with particular attention to time consistency and credible commitment. It is complemented by the shorter, more empirical 'Quantitative Aggregate Theory' by co-laureate Finn Kydland, available from the same site. Both in video as well as text form.

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Jospeh Stiglitz, Columbia University

This is a video of Joseph Stiglitz speaking on the topic of global financial market regulation at the James Martin 21st Century School at the University of Oxford. Stiglitz argues that the global financial crisis reflects a failure of global economic governance, before looking at the lessons for global governance in the 21st Century. Users will need a Flash player to watch this 63 minute video or they can download the audio version as an mp3 file.

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