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Advanced Macroeconomics I, Fall 2012
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This course is an advanced course in macroeconomics that seeks to bring students to the research frontier. The course is divided into two sections. The first half is taught by Prof. Iv‡n Werning and covers topics such as how to formulate and solve optimal problems. Students will study fiscal and monetary policy, among other issues. The second half, taught by Prof. George-Marios Angeletos, covers recent work on multiple equilibria, global games, and informational fictions.

Subject:
Economics
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Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
George-Marios Angeletos
Ivˆn Werning
Date Added:
01/01/2012
African Politics
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This course will provide the student with a broad overview of African politics placed within the context of Africa's recent history, taking into account Africa's colonial relationships and then the post-colonial period. This course will analyze on the internal workings and challenges of African states, including their movements towards democratization, their economic statuses, the connections between their governmental and non-governmental institutions/organizations, and the various ways in which their societies and cultures impact their politics. This course also asks questions about the nature of Africa's conflicts, reviewing larger trends within Africa's political economy, and inquiring about the promise of continental and sub-continental political integration efforts. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: explain how colonialism and independence movements contributed to and shaped contemporary African statehood; identify the main causes of state and political failure in Africa; define underdevelopment and explain the causes of economic failure in Africa; discuss the causes of civil and interstate conflict in Africa; apply knowledge of Africa's history to explain current causes of crisis and the roles of different actors within the state and international community; compare and contrast economically and politically stable states with those that are unstable and identify the main features of stability; identify and explain some of the major social, cultural, and economic challenges (such as HIV/AIDS) that contemporary African states face, as well as the role international actors play in addressing these challenges. (Political Science 325)

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Political Science
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Full Course
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The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
04/29/2019
American Consumer Culture, Fall 2007
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This class examines how and why twentieth-century Americans came to define the ‰ŰĎgood life‰Ű through consumption, leisure, and material abundance. We will explore how such things as department stores, nationally advertised brand-name goods, mass-produced cars, and suburbs transformed the American economy, society, and politics. The course is organized both thematically and chronologically. Each period deals with a new development in the history of consumer culture. Throughout we explore both celebrations and critiques of mass consumption and abundance.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Marketing
U.S. History
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Jacobs, Meg
Date Added:
01/01/2007
Analyzing and Accounting for Regional Economic Growth, Spring 2009
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" This course focuses on alternative ways in which the issues of growth, restructuring, innovation, knowledge, learning, and accounting and measurements can be examined, covering both industrialized and emerging countries. We give special emphasis to recent transformations in regional economies throughout the world and to the implications these changes have for the theories and research methods used in spatial economic analyses. Readings will relate mainly to the United States, but we cover pertinent material on foreign countries in lectures."

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Economics
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Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Polenske, Karen R.
Date Added:
01/01/2009
Applied Macro- and International Economics, Spring 2011
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Applied Macro- and International Economics uses case studies to investigate the macroeconomic environment in which firms operate. The first half of the course develops the basic tools of macroeconomic management: monetary, fiscal, and exchange rate policy. The class discusses recent emerging market and financial crises by examining their causes and considering how best to address them and prevent them from recurring in the future. The second half evaluates different strategies of economic development. Topics covered in the second half of this course include growth, the role of debt and foreign aid, and the reliance on natural resources.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Cavallo, Alberto
Rigobon, Roberto
Date Added:
01/01/2009
Banking, Money, Finance: How "Money" is Created in a Fractional Reserve Banking System.
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This lesson talks about how money is created in a fractional reserve banking system. [Banking, Money, Finance playlist: Lesson 4 of 24]

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Business and Communication
Finance
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Khan, Salman
Date Added:
04/04/2019
Banking, Money, Finance: Introduction to Bank Notes
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This lesson introduces bank notes and how you are more familiar with them than you realize. [Banking, Money, Finance playlist: Lesson 5 of 24]

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Salman Khan
Date Added:
02/04/2019
Banking, Money, Finance: Introduction to Government Debt and Treasuries
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This lesson discusses government debt and treasuries. It explains what it means that Federal Reserve Notes are issued by the Reserve Bank but are not an obligation on the government. [Banking, Money, Finance playlist: Lesson 12 of 24]

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Salman Khan
Date Added:
02/05/2019
Banking, Money, Finance: Pros and Cons of Various Banking Systems
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Overview: This lesson talks about the pros and cons of various banking systems and talks more about using gold as a standard. [Banking, Money, Finance playlist: Lesson 18 of 24]

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Business and Communication
Finance
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Salman Khan
Date Added:
06/21/2019
Banking, Money, Finance: Understanding the Weak Points of Fractional Reserve Banking (2 of 3)
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This lesson continues the discussion of fractional reserve banking. It further discusses the FDIC, deposit insurance and its side effects. [Banking, Money, Finance playlist: Lesson 23 of 24]

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Salman Khan
Date Added:
02/04/2019
Banking, Money, Finance: Understanding the Weak Points of Fractional Reserve Banking (3 of 3)
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This lesson is a summary of thoughts of why Fractional Reserve Banking is a subsidy to banks and allows them to arbitrage the yield curve. [Banking, Money, Finance playlist: Lesson 24 of 24]

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Salman Khan
Date Added:
02/04/2019