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.
Video and Audio Lectures in Principles of Microeconomics
Hundreds of videos (mostly in English, but some in Afrikaans) on economic principles. Some are in chalk-and-talk format, while others use narrated animation. They are organised by topic into playlists. The most popular videos are the Keynesian multiplier, the IS-LM model, and absolute and comparative advantage.
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.
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).
A complete online course, adapted from a course delivered on-campus at MIT in the Spring of 2011. It includes a set of lecture videos, assigned readings, problem sets with the solutions explained in videos, and an exam. The course assumes a high-school knowledge of calculus and covers the principles of consumer behaviour, firm behaviour, market structure and policy relevance.
Welker's Wikinomics is a set of online resources for teachers and students of International Baccalaureate Economics. The video resources include around 100 video tutorials of about ten minutes each, uploaded during 2012. They use a narrated-diagram format to explain concepts in basic micro-, macro- and international economics. Each category also has flashcards, a glossary and worksheets.
This is a collection of short YouTube videos that use narrated drawings and graphs to introduce basic concepts including market structures, comparative advantage and elasticity of demand.
Though this YouTube channel of well-produced, narrated illustrations is mostly in French, the linked playlist has several with English text and narration, on topics including "What is Comparative Advantage?", "How can a country go bankrupt?", and "How does bad news affect the economy?" and "What is the Budget Wall?" Content is approved by academic economists as well as by Le Monde.
The videos on this YouTube channel are extracted from lectures in economics and in Managerial Finance, including some made direct to camera. They are organised into playlists around different themes including "Macroeconomics - basic models" and "Linear Demand Elasticities". The lecturer is based in an unspecified US institution.
An ongoing series of YouTube videos, of about ten minutes each, combining live presenters (a school teacher and TV presenter) with animation. Each video has closed captioning and suggested links for further study. The series was released from Summer 2015 to Summer 2016. There are 35 videos on topics including globalization, price signals, environmental economics, market failure, and the 2008 crash. Some of the content reflects the US origin of the videos. Crash Course is crowd-funded.
Clifford, an Advanced Placement Economics teacher based in California, uses YouTube to share many short videos of him explaining economic concepts, organised into playlists around micro and macro concepts. As of the start of 2012, his economics videos have had more than a million views. They are freely reusable for non-commerical purposes.
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.
A four minute video, with sophisticated animation, explaining Hotelling's Model of Spatial Competition and using spatial competition as an example of a Nash Equilibrium. There is an 8-question multi-choice test to reinforce the lesson of the video. TED Ed is a non-profit organisation.
An index of YouTube clips, mostly created by the author and colleagues, but with some from media sources. Typically about two minutes, they provide explanations of mainly microeconomic topics.
A series of YouTube animated videos explaining basic micro concepts such as prisoner's dilemma, public versus private goods, internal versus external costs, profit maximisation versus efficiency maximisation.
This archive of 20+-minute interviews includes some of economists, politicians and academics speaking on economic issues. They include former Chancellor Alastair Darling, Christine Lagarde of the IMF, Richard Thaler, and Statistician Nate Silver.
This project includes more than one hundred YouTube videos aimed at introductory university-level economics, with a wide range of durations. Lecturer and columnist Beggs announces new videos and blog posts video through Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and other platforms.
A playlist of 79 short videos, totalling around 12 hours, from an open online course for beginners. These videos first went online in 2015 and mostly combine slides with in-camera presentation, although a few make use of sophisticated animation. On the MRUniversity site for the course, the videos come with download options, self-test questions and a discussion facility.
Inspired by the 2005 paper "Do Economists Recognize an Opportunity Cost When They See One?", this 3-minute video presents a simple problem of identifying opportunity cost, albeit one on which most PhD economists in a survey performed worse than chance. The presenter blogs and creates YouTube videos and books about mathematics, logic and game theory.
Recorded September 2011, this lecture introduces distance learning and covers the motivations for studying a university course in Economics, including what can be learned about the subject from the 2008 financial crisis.
Seven sections subdivided into a total of 22 topics, each of which has a short playlist of YouTube videos, with accompanying transcripts.
This YouTube playlist, presented by a popular video-blogger, is mostly about the US political system, but some of the videos address government regulation, monetary & fiscal policy, the free market and market failure. The fifty videos are each just under ten minutes in length and combine the presenter speaking to camera with some animation. CrashCourse is a crowd-funded project in partnership with PBS Digital Studios.
Clips from the US version of the comedy series "The Office" are used to illustrate economic concepts. The often poor decisions made by characters are shown as examples of how not to think about economics. The clips are indexed by season, by episode name, by character and by clip length. Most of the clips are under four minutes in length, with many under one minute. Each clip is tagged with relevant economic concepts and has a one-paragraph explanation of the action and its relevance to economics.
Archived on this page are links to particular PBS NOW stories relating to economics. The links take to story pages that often include further links to video, transcripts, data and side stories. The archives go from 2002 to the present.
A collection of short clips from the TV comedy "The Big Bang Theory" with tags and captions connecting them to economic topics. There is also a section with tutors' guides on activities for teaching various topics.
Video and Audio from a public lecture given on 11 November 2015 by Nobel laureate Shiller.
"Ever since Adam Smith, the central teaching of economics has been that free markets provide us with material well-being, as if by an invisible hand. Robert Shiller delivers a fundamental challenge to this insight, arguing that markets harm as well as help us. As long as there is profit to be made, sellers will systematically exploit our psychological weaknesses and our ignorance through manipulation and deception. Rather than being essentially benign and always creating the greater good, markets are inherently filled with tricks and traps and will 'phish' us as 'phools.'"
More than 150 educational videos on Consumer Behaviour, Producer Behaviour and Market Structures on a site which charges a yearly (or shorter) subscription for access to the videos.
This site uses short clips from the TV comedy series "Seinfeld" to illustrate economic concepts. The clips are indexed by episode name and by economic concept. The site is also searchable. Each clip has a one-line summary and a discussion board.
Dozens of "pencasts" (audio narrated pen animations) on introductory topics. The site requires Flash player.