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The American Housing Finance System
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The course is intended for people who would like a deeper understanding of the American housing finance system. The focus will be on providing necessary background knowledge rather than on evaluating specific policy proposals.  Near the end of the course, participants will be encouraged to bring up policy issues and to discuss them in light of the information presented.

Subject:
Economics
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Full Course
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Marginal Revolution University
Author:
Arnold Kling
Date Added:
05/18/2017
The Costs and Benefits of Monopoly
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This 8 minute video will discuss the costs and benefits of a monopoly. It focuses on industries that typically have high R&D costs, like the pharmaceutical industry. This video will aid in the mastery of standard EPF. 2 (i)

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Economics
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Lecture
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Marginal Revolution University
Date Added:
10/29/2018
Development Economics
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Why are some countries rich and others poor? This fundamental question has been on the mind of economists since Adam Smith wrote "The Wealth of Nations" in 1776. This is a full course that covers all the major issues and developments in the field of development economics. Unlike typical college courses, we will take you to the frontier of the discipline, covering recent research as well as more established material. This course is non-technical and is accessible to a beginner. If you pass the final exam, you will earn our "Development Economics" certificate on your profile.

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Economics
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Full Course
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Marginal Revolution University
Author:
Alex Tabarrok
Tyler Cowen
Date Added:
05/18/2017
Division of Labor
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This 3 minute video will explain the relationship between specialization and division of labor as defined in the 18th century by economist Adam Smith in The Wealth of Nations. This video will enforce standards EPF. 1 and 2

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Economics
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Lecture
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Marginal Revolution University
Date Added:
10/31/2018
Econ Duel
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Economics can explain many of life’s big questions. Problem is, it can sometimes provide multiple, even conflicting, answers. So which answers are the “right” ones? There’s only one way to find out: Econ Duel! In this fun series from Marginal Revolution University, you’ll have a chance to hear from leading economic thinkers as they debate the big questions discussed in the news, in our schools, and around the dinner table.

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Economics
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Full Course
Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Author:
Alex Tabarrok
Lawrence H. White
Matthew Yglesias
Scott Sumner
Tyler Cowen
Date Added:
05/18/2017
Econ Duel: Rent or Buy
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This 6 minute video will explain the benefits and costs associated with buying a home versus renting a home. This video will aid in the mastery of standard EPF. 11 (b)

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Economics
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Lecture
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Marginal Revolution University
Date Added:
10/31/2018
Economic History of the Soviet Union
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Economic theory must distinguish between publicly owned and privately owned property if it is to account for the effect of institutions on the behavior of individuals. Careful study of the theories of Marxists and the real-world experience in the Soviet economy offer important lessons and insight for economic modeling and the ongoing development of theory. In this course, Marxist/Leninist theory and Soviet reality will be studied with an open mind, and with the goal of taking lessons from the case study.

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Economics
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Full Course
Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Author:
Guinevere Liberty Nell
Date Added:
05/18/2017
Economics of the Media
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In the Information Age, media is everywhere. This course will help you make sense of it all, providing insight into the structure of media firms, the nature of their products and how they make money. Is media biased? Is consolidation of media companies bad for consumers? This course will address those questions as well as how the government affects the structure of media through policies such as net neutrality, copyright, TV regulation, and spectrum allocation. This course will provide a general background on the research from economists on media and journalism. There will be a lot of economics and not too much math.

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Economics
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Full Course
Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Author:
Alex Tabarrok
Tyler Cowen
Date Added:
05/18/2017
Elasticity of Demand
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This 13 minute video will demonstrate how the determinants of elasticity affect the demand elasticity of a good or service. This video will aid in the mastery of standard EPF. 3

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Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Date Added:
10/29/2018
Elasticity of Supply
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This 15 minute video will illustrate the elasticity of supply graph and how elasticity of supply is calculated using using determinants. This video will aid students in the mastery of EPF. 3

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Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Date Added:
10/29/2018
Equilibrium Price
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This 4 minute video will show students how equilibrium price is graphed and why it occurs where it does on a graph. This video will aid in the mastery of standard EPF. 3 (b)

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Date Added:
10/31/2018
The Eurozone Crisis
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What's the future of the European Union and the Euro? The Eurozone Crisis is one of the most important issues in the world today. In this three week mini-course, we will cover both the institutions that make up the European Union and the underlying economics that are behind the crisis. We cover what is considered "consensus" knowledge by economists while also adding our own speculations in the mix.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Author:
Alex Tabarrok
Tyler Cowen
Date Added:
05/18/2017
Everyday Economics
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What role does economics play in your day-to-day life? You might be surprised to find that economics is a big part of nearly everything you do! Everyday Economics explores just that — how the “big ideas” from economics relate to everyday topics. The course is viewer-driven — you tell us where the course should go.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Author:
Alex Tabarrok
Tyler Cowen
Date Added:
05/18/2017
Fiscal Policy and Crowding Out
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In this 5 minute video, students are introduced to the effects of fiscal policy on central banks, businesses and consumers. This video will enforce the standards related to standards EPF. 7b and 8

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Date Added:
10/31/2018
Great Economists: Classical Economics and Its Forerunners
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This course covers the history of economic thought up until the "Marginal Revolution" in the 1870s and features a video for each chapter of Adam Smith's "The Wealth of Nations." The videos will answer important questions such as: Who were the first economic thinkers? What are the very origins of economic thought? What did earlier economists understand but has been lost to the modern world? Why is Adam Smith the greatest economist of all time? How did the economic issues of the 18th and 19th centuries shape the thoughts of the classical economists?

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Author:
Alex Tabarrok
Tyler Cowen
Date Added:
05/18/2017
The Great Recession (Video)
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In this 15 minute video, students will learn about the factors that contributed to the 2008 Great Recession. This video will aid in the comprehensive understanding of various standards as it relays cause(s) and effect of the Recession.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Date Added:
10/26/2018
Human Capital
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This 7 minute video provides information on defining human capital and why wages differ for workers. This video will aid in the mastery of standard EPF. 1(d), EPF. 2 (g), EPF. 4 (c) and EPF. 15(a)

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Date Added:
10/29/2018
International Finance
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International finance covers some of the most complex but also important topics in economics. How are exchange rates determined? When if ever are ongoing trade deficits harmful? Are fixed or floating exchange rates better? What are the roots of the euro crisis and what resolution can we expect? Does China manipulate its exchange rate and if so how does that matter? We cover all of these topics and more, with an eye toward what a person really might want to know. There is no use of mathematics in this course beyond the very basic.

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Finance
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Full Course
Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Author:
Alex Tabarrok
Tyler Cowen
Date Added:
05/18/2017
International Trade
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This course takes a look at the basic theories of international trade and the consequences of trade in today's global economy. You'll have the opportunity to learn more about fundamental ideas such as comparative advantage, increasing returns to scale, factor endowments, and arbitrage across borders. The consequences we discuss include the effects of offshoring, how trade has shaped the economies of China, Mexico, and Korea, when foreign direct investment is desirable, and the history of free trade and tariffs, among other topics. Trade is a topic of increasing importance and this material will give you a better grasp on the theories and empirics as they have been developed by economists.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Author:
Alex Tabarrok
Tyler Cowen
Date Added:
05/11/2017
Introduction to Fiscal Policy
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In this 3 minute video, students are introduced to the concept of fiscal policy which takes place via taxes, spending and borrowing in an effort to ease the boom and bust cycles of the business cycle. This video will aid in the mastery of standard EPF. 5 and 7

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Date Added:
10/31/2018
Macro Lecture Plan: Geography and the Deep Determinants of Economic Growth
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Lecture Objective: Introduce geography as a potentially deep determinant of growth and expose students to questions in the cutting edge of the field.

The lesson incorporates a few MRU videos about geography and growth from our Principles of Macroeconomics and Development Economics video courses. We also mix in discussion prompts, exercises, practice questions, graphs and charts, and pre- and post-class assignments. Finally, we provide supplementary resources such as additional data sources, relevant news articles and blog posts, and two podcast episodes

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Lecture Notes
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Lesson Plan
Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Author:
Alex Tabarrok
Mary Clare Peate
Date Added:
08/08/2017
Macro Lecture Plan: THE SUPER SIMPLE SOLOW MODEL, PART 1: CONDITIONAL CONVERGENCE
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Lecture Objective: Introduce students to the super simple Solow model. By the end of the lesson, students should be able to identify inputs to growth, solve for the steady state, and identify the factors that lead to conditional convergence.

The lesson incorporates a number of MRU’s videos about the Solow model and conditional convergence from our Principles of Macroeconomics video course. We also mix in discussion prompts, exercises, practice questions, graphs and charts, and pre- and post-class assignments. Finally, we provide supplementary resources such as additional data sources, relevant articles and blog posts, an episode of Planet Money, and even an interview with Robert Solow himself.

Subject:
Economics
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Lecture
Lecture Notes
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Author:
Alex Tabarrok
Mary Clare Peate
Date Added:
08/08/2017
Macro Lecture Plan: THE SUPER SIMPLE SOLOW MODEL, PART 2: IDEAS LECTURE PLAN
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Lecture Objective: Students are able to identify incentives and factors that increase the production of ideas, and list the costs and benefits of using patents, prizes, and subsidies to increase idea creation.

The lesson incorporates a number of MRU’s videos about the economics of ideas from our Principles of Macroeconomics video course, as well as a TED-talk on the topic. We also mix in discussion prompts, exercises, practice questions, graphs and charts, and pre- and post-class assignments. Finally, we provide supplementary resources such as additional data sources, relevant articles and blog posts, a few episodes of Planet Money, and even an interview with Robert Solow himself.

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What is Marginal Revolution University (MRU)?

Many of us can remember our first great economics teacher who fundamentally changed how we see the world. At MRU, we try and deliver that experience to millions worldwide through video.

Founded as a nonprofit in 2012 by George Mason University economics professors Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok, MRU is building the world’s largest online library of free economics education videos -- currently weighing in at more than 800 videos.

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Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Author:
Alex Tabarrok
Mary Clare Peate
Date Added:
08/08/2017
Mexico's Economy: Current Prospects and History
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Is Mexico the most dynamic economy in Latin America?  After some tough times in the 1980s and 90s, Mexico has emerged as one of the economic leaders of the region.  Where does it stand among other emerging markets and what are its prospects for the future? In this four-week course, we will study the modern Mexican economy, some of the unique elements of development in a one-party, authoritarian regime, and some of the challenges the country faced in getting to this point.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Author:
Robin Grier
Date Added:
05/18/2017
Micro Lecture Plan: Compensating Wage Differentials
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Lecture Objective: Students understand what “there ain't no such thing as a free lunch” really means. In other words, they can identify different types of nonmonetary compensation and how they form part of real wages.

The lesson incorporates two MRU videos about compensating wage differentials from our Principles of Microeconomics video course. We also mix in discussion prompts, exercises, practice questions, graphs and charts, and pre- and post-class assignments. Finally, we provide supplementary resources such as additional data sources, relevant news articles and blog posts, two episodes of Planet Money, and a podcast conversation between Tyler Cowen and Peter Thiel.

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What is Marginal Revolution University (MRU)?

Many of us can remember our first great economics teacher who fundamentally changed how we see the world. At MRU, we try and deliver that experience to millions worldwide through video.

Founded as a nonprofit in 2012 by George Mason University economics professors Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok, MRU is building the world’s largest online library of free economics education videos -- currently weighing in at more than 800 videos.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Author:
Alex Tabarrok
Mary Clare Peate
Date Added:
08/08/2017