Video and Audio Lectures in Labour Economics, Employment and Unemployment
This is a playlist of nineteen full-length lectures on YouTube, totalling more than 25 hours of video, recorded in Spring 2010. Topics include The New Economics of Mortality, Human Capital and Intergenerational Mobility, and Investment in Schooling and Training. Each lecture has a summary, a link to a PDF of lecture notes and a link to the course reading list.
A video lecture given by economist and farmer, PAJ Holden, lasting 10 minutes. He explains in clear terms what the Phillips curve is and how it relates to the apparent trade-off between inflation and unemployment.
The Transformation 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.
Six lecture-length videos with detailed tables of contents covering Introduction; Worker utility and labor supply; Firm production and labour demand; and Labor market equilibrium.