Week 05 Panel A: Can Economics Save the World? Hannah Parris
What should be the role of economics in assisting society to move towards a sustainable lifestyle? What are the limitations? This panel will invite you to reflect on the value you attribute to economics as a discipline that can enable us to shift to a green economy. Think about the links and connections between this class and our Tragedy of the Common tutorial, as well as Alastairs lectures on how we see the environment.
HST.525J Tumor Pathophysiology and Transport Phenomena (MIT)
Tumor pathophysiology plays a central role in the growth, invasion, metastasis and treatment of solid tumors. This class applies principles of transport phenomena to develop a systems-level, quantitative understanding of angiogenesis, blood flow and microcirculation, metabolism and microenvironment, transport and binding of small and large molecules, movement of cancer and immune cells, metastatic process, and treatment response. Additional Faculty Dr. Pat D'Amore Dr. Dan Duda Dr. Robert Lange
Organic Young plants and Ornamental Plants Production
Producing and applying humus-containing plant substrate
Roberts on the Price of Everything
Russ Roberts, host of EconTalk and author of the economics novel, The Price of Everything, talks with guest host Arnold Kling about the ideas in The Price of Everything: price gouging, the role of prices in the aftermath of natural disaster, spontaneous order, and the hidden harmony of the economic cosmos. Along the way, Roberts talks about novels vs. textbooks and other traditional treatments of economic reasoning.
Kling on Freddie and Fannie and the Recent History of the U.S. Housing Market
Arnold Kling of EconLog talks with host Russ Roberts about the economics of the housing market with a focus on the role of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The conversation closes with a postscript on the current financial crisis.
Shirky on Coase, Collaboration and Here Comes Everybody
Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations, talks about the economics of organizations with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. The conversation centers on Shirky's book. Topics include Coase on the theory of the firm, the power of sharing information on the internet, the economics of altruism, and the creation of Wikipedia.
Roberts (and Hanson) on Truth and Economics
EconTalk host Russ Roberts talks about the role of empirical evidence and bias in economics and why economists disagree. Roberts talks about how his interviews with various economists at EconTalk have forced him to reassess the role of empirical evidence in various debates in economics and economic policy. Roberts is joined by Robin Hanson of George Mason University for counterpoint and therapeutic advice for those uneasy about the scientific or non-scientific nature of economics.
Klein on Truth, Bias, and Disagreement
Dan Klein, of George Mason University, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts on truth in economics, bias, and groupthink in academic life. Along the way they discuss the Food and Drug Administration (and the drug approval process), the culture of academic life and the roles of empirical evidence and prediction markets in adjudicating academic disagreement. The conversation closes with a discussion of Econ Journal Watch--the watchdog journal Klein founded and edits--and an invitation to listeners
Roberts on Wealth, Growth, and Economics as a Science
EconTalk host Russ Roberts talks with reporter Robert Pollie about the basics of wealth and growth. What happens when the stock market goes down or the price of housing? When wealth goes down, where does the wealth go? How do these changes affect our wealth? What is the relationship between wealth and inflation? Roberts explains the economic fundamentals of these changes. At the end of the conversation, Roberts discusses the implications of the current economic crisis for assessing the state of
Justin Fox on the Rationality of Markets
Justin Fox, author of The Myth of the Rational Market, talks about the ideas in his book with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Fox traces the history of the application of math and economics to finance, particularly to the question of how markets and prices process information, the so-called efficient markets hypothesis in its various forms. The conversation includes discussions of systemic risk, the current financial crisis and the lessons for policy reform.
Boettke on Elinor Ostrom, Vincent Ostrom, and the Bloomington School
Peter Boettke of George Mason University and author of Challenging Institutional Analysis and Development: The Bloomington School (co-authored with Paul Dragos Aligica), talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the Bloomington School--the political economy of Elinor Ostrom (2009 Nobel Laureate in Economics), Vincent Ostrom, and their students and colleagues at Indiana University. The discussion begins with the empirical approach of Elinor Ostrom and others who have studied the myriad of ways
Kling on Prosperity, Poverty, and Economics 2.0
Arnold Kling of EconLog and the author (with Nick Schulz) of From Poverty to Prosperity: Intangible Assets, Hidden Liabilities and the Lasting Triumph over Scarcity talks about the book with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Kling discusses how modern economists think about growth in both developed and undeveloped countries and contrasts those ideas with earlier views in economics. The focus of the modern understanding is on ideas and the ability of ideas to improve technology, leading to prosperity.
Lecture 4 - Introduction to Economics 3
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Lecture 3 - Introduction to Economics 2
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Lecture 2 - Introduction to Economics
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Pirates of the Atlantic
Piracy is equal parts economics and adventure. Author Carson Hudson describes the lust for treasure.Author(s):
Open Source Research Analytics, Economics, and Best Practices (October 10, 2007)
Computing, science, technology, engineering, development, innovation, research, influences, infrastructure, networking, data, applications, monitoring, performance, hardware, software, programming, analytics, economics, information, practices, code, growt
8. Algorithmic Game Theory: Two Vignettes (March 11, 2009)
Computer science, system design, economics, authorization, control theory, modeling, behavior models, efficiency, performance guarantees, routing, mechanism design, traffic networks, Nash equilibrium, routing, auctions, multi-item auctions, bidding, indif
2. Semiconductor Value in the Post Fabless Era (January 28, 2009)
Technology, computers, economics, engineering, finance, invention, investment, venture capital, equity, product design, profitability, fabrication, system-on-a-chip, SOC, profitability, start-ups, invention, option economics, stocks, intellectual property
9. California's Climate Policy Efforts: Challenges Ahead
Climate policy, natural resources, energy, environmental protection, research, development, progression, technology, efficiency, vehicle use, carbon fuel standard, regulations, motor fuel, greenhouse gases, emissions, cap, trade, economics, state governme