6. Venezuela: Revolutionizing Energy Integration and Democracy
energy, future, sustainable, oil, stability, international, Latin, balance, fossil, equilibrium, alternative, company, environment, resource, Venezuela, price, cost, model, economy, consumer, government, policy, process, local, produce, demand, develop, a
Designing for the Self (November 3, 2006)
design, innovation, research, interaction, consumer, system, multimedia, movie, intelligent, identity, approach, performance, efficient, work, behavior, attachment, influence, product, function, usability, psychology, social, possession, construction, hel
17 - Investment Banking and Secondary Markets
First, Professor Shiller discusses today's changing financial system and recent market stabilization reform introduced by U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. The financial system is inherently unstable and would benefit from more surveillance, particularly for consumer protection issues, given the recent subprime mortgage crisis. Although this particular reform might not be successful, more regulators and policymakers are talking about changing the stabilization system and will likely alter t
Learning outcomes After studying this unit you should be able to: appreciate the importance of technological change, costs of production and consumer preferences to the changing organisation of production; understand the relation between the quantity demanded of a good and its price as represented by the demand curve; understand economic models of the relation between firms’ costs and output; analyse the role of technology and costs in influencing in
After studying this unit you should be able to:
appreciate the importance of technological change, costs of production and consumer preferences to the changing organisation of production;
understand the relation between the quantity demanded of a good and its price as represented by the demand curve;
understand economic models of the relation between firms’ costs and output;
analyse the role of technology and costs in influencing in
Carbon and Energy Efficient Supply Chains
Consumers will soon be able to quantify the carbon footprint of products they consume, and that could begin to change consumer behavior. The common banana you buy, say organic or not, is probably labeled by the country or origin. Increasingly, you might see a second sticker adorning your beloved yellow fruit – it will be a
21A.336 Marketing, Microchips and McDonalds: Debating Globalization (MIT)
Everyday we are bombarded with the word "global" and encouraged to see globalization as the quintessential transformation of our age. But what exactly does "globalization" mean? How is it affecting the lives of people around the world, not only in economic, but social and cultural terms? How do contemporary changes compare with those from other historical periods? Are such changes positive, negative or simply inevitable? And, finally, how does the concept of the "global" itself shape our percept
14.04 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (MIT)
This course focuses on the following topics: basic theory of consumer behavior; production and costs; partial equilibrium analysis of pricing in competitive and monopolistic markets; general equilibrium; welfare; and externalities. It is recommended for students planning to apply to graduate school in economics, accounting, or finance.
14.01 Principles of Microeconomics (MIT)
This introductory course teaches the fundamentals of microeconomics. Topics include consumer theory, producer theory, the behavior of firms, market equilibrium, monopoly, and the role of the government in the economy. 14.01 is a Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) elective and is offered both terms.
50th Anniversary Group Promo
Over 1000 students, faculty and staff come together to form the number 50 on the lawn in front of the Student Union.
"I Would Like to See Them Outlawed": Citizens Complain to Congress about Sweepstakes Promotions
In the 1960s, lottery-like contests designed to publicize products through sweepstakes competitions spread rapidly. In the 19th century, every state banned lotteries--defined as competitions in which chances to win prizes were sold÷to protect citizens. In 1868, Congress prohibited the distribution of lottery materials through the mail. The mid-20th century sweepstakes, however, did not require contestants to purchase tickets or products to win prizes and were thus considered legal. In 1966, the
Calling All Students: Facts About Toxic Substances and the Environment
This site provides information on toxic substances that may be found in our homes, schools, and neighborhoods. It provides links for kids, parents, and teachers to other government websites that offer information, teaching aids, and curriculum guides on consumer and environmental health.
1.4.1: Price ratios
This unit looks at a wide variety of ways of comparing prices and the construction of a price index. You will also look at the Retail Price Index (RPI) and the Consumer Price Index (CPI), indices used by the UK Government to calculate the percentage by which prices in general have risen over any given period. You wil also look at the important statistical and mathematical ideas that contribute to the construction of a price index.
Corporation s and survival
Corporate success is based on consumer or
market acceptance of the firm's goods, service, and profitability. Good examples are given in this professionally-produced video.
Presents quantitative approaches to theory construction in the context of multiple response variables, with models for both continuous and categorical data. Topics include the statistical basis for causal inference; principles of path analysis; linear structural equation analysis incorporating measurement models; latent class regression; and analysis of panel data with observed and latent variable models. Draws examples from the social sciences, including the status attainment approach to interg
Why free trade, not protectionism, is the answer
The completion of the Doha Round of global free trade agreements is central to resolving the current global economic crisis. Speakers at this year’s European Business Summit stressed that governments should help enable global free trade to rejuvenate economic growth, rather than turn to protectionist measures.
Jeremy Siegel: Interest Rates Look Stable, but Beware the China Bubble
The U.S. economy may be getting stronger, but that doesn't mean interest rates will go up when the Federal Reserve meets next week on January 31. According to Wharton finance professor Jeremy Siegel, interest rates should hold firm at their current level for quite a while, and "the big question for the market is whether there will be any drops at all this year." He believes there is "a balance in the economy between strength and moderate inflation," and the Fed is unlikely to move interest rates
Food Web Slide Show and Vocabulary
This slide show is set to Lion King's song "Circle of Life." Slides include photos and vocabulary words with definitions. Vocabulary words include: ecosystem, food chain, food web, producer, autotroph, consumer, heterotroph, herbivore, primary consumer, carnivore, secondary consumer, omnivore, decomposer, scavenger, detrivore, predator, and trophic level. Run time (3:00)
America's Economy Roars in the 1920's
At the close of World War I, the United States found itself in a recession. Millions of veterans were suddenly looking for jobs at a time when industry was reeling from the cancellation of billions of dollars in war contracts. In addition, shortages of consumer goods that were not produced during the war created high prices and inflation. The cost of living doubled from 1913 to 1920, causing great distress for many Americans. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
The Food Chain
A dragon puppet explains the basics of the food chain and food web. The explains and gives examples of many vocabulary words from a food chain, including producer, consumer, carnivore, herbivore, omnivore and decomposer. The puppet also discusses "chain reactions" - what happens when you remove an item from a food chain. The end of the video ties it all together with food webs. Run time 6:40
America's Economy Roars, Post WWI
This video is accompanied by text. At the close of World War I, the United States found itself in a recession. Millions of veterans were suddenly looking for jobs at a time when industry was reeling from the cancellation of billions of dollars in war contracts. In addition, shortages of consumer goods that were not produced during the war created high prices and inflation. The cost of living doubled from 1913 to 1920, causing great distress for many Americans.