Epidemiological Thinking For Non-Specialists, Fall 2007
Introduction to methods and problems in research and applications where quantitative data is analyzed to reconstruct possible pathways of development of behaviors and diseases. Special attention given to social inequalities, changes over the life course, heterogeneous pathways, and controversies with implications for policy and practice. Case studies and course projects are shaped to accommodate students with interests in fields related to health, gerontology, education, psychology, sociology, a
Action Research for Educational, Professional, and Personal Change, Fall 2007
This course covers techniques for and critical thinking about the evaluation of changes in educational practices and policies in schools, organizations, and informal contexts. Topics include quantitative and qualitative methods for design and analysis, participatory design of practices and policies, institutional learning, the wider reception or discounting of evaluations, and selected case studies, including those arising from semester-long student projects.
9.00P Introduction to Psychology (MIT)
A first course in psychology: how we think, see, feel, learn, talk, act, grow, fear, like, love, hate, lust, and interact. The great controversies: nature and nurture, free will, consciousness, human differences, self and society. Largely experimental and social psychology, with relevant ideas from biology, philosophy, linguistics, economics, anthropology, and the arts.
Donna Callejon, CBO, GlobalGiving - IMPACT
September 1 - In collaboration with the Arthur M.Blank Family Foundation Speaker Series IMPACT presents Donna Callejon, Chief Business Officer, GlobalGiving. As CBO, Donna oversees activities designed to ensure that the GlobalGiving marketplace is valuable to players of all sizes, and that the website(s) we develop provide individual and institutional donors with a great experience. This includes development of corporate and other strategic partnerships, relationship management for major donor
Crisis in the Gulf Pathways to Future of Energy
http://www.youtube.com/user/StPetersburgCollege Held at St. Petersburg College on Saturday October 2, 2010 Speakers include: Dan Lashof -- Climate Center Director, National Resources Defense Council Dr. David A. Cartes -- Director, Institute for Energy Systems, Economics and Sustainability (IESES), Florida State University Barry Moline -- Executive Director, Florida Municipal Electric Association Dale Brill -- President, Florida Chamber of Commerce Foundation Panel Discussion
Bioinformatics & Operational Research
Bioinformatics & Operational Research - Joerg Fliege and Andrew Collins Keywords:UNSPECIFIED
17.871 Political Science Laboratory (MIT)
This course introduces students to the conduct of political research using quantitative methodologies. The methods are examined in the context of specific political research activities like public opinion surveys, voting behavior, Congressional behavior, comparisons of political processes in different countries, and the evaluation of public policies. Students participate in joint class projects and conduct individual projects.
14.12 Economic Applications of Game Theory (MIT)
Game Theory is a misnomer for Multiperson Decision Theory, the analysis of situations in which payoffs to agents depend on the behavior of other agents. It involves the analysis of conflict, cooperation, and (tacit) communication. Game theory has applications in several fields, such as economics, politics, law, biology, and computer science. In this course, I will introduce the basic tools of game theoretic analysis. In the process, I will outline some of the many applications of game theory, pr
Lecture 38 - International Economics
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Bayesian Reasoning with Graphical Models
This course motivates and introduces graphical models (with special attention to Bayesian networks) as well consolidated and popular tools with the ability to represent knowledge under uncertainty and reason with it, one of the main challenges in building intelligent systems in Artificial Intelligence. Uncertainty is modelled with probability theory and reasoning is based on Bayes’ rule. Bayesian networks represent factorizations of joint probability distributions. Nodes represent the variable
20.109 Laboratory Fundamentals in Biological Engineering (MIT)
This course introduces experimental biochemical and molecular techniques from a quantitative engineering perspective. Rigorous quantitative data collection, statistical analysis, and conceptual understanding of instrumentation design and application form the underpinnings of this course. The four discovery based modules include DNA Engineering, Protein Engineering, Systems Engineering, and Biomaterials Engineering. Additional information is available on the course Wiki (hosted on OpenWetWare.) T
Beef Quality - Research Results Work Group Lifestock (Austria) Personality and values Bernstein on Inequality Richard Epstein on Happiness, Inequality, and Envy Reis on Keynes, Macroeconomics, and Monetary Policy Roberts on Smith, Ricardo, and Trade Don Boudreaux on Public Choice 14.11 Special Topics in Economics: The Challenge of World Poverty (MIT)
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Welcome to ‘Personality and Values’, one of several ‘Futures’ workbooks, which help you choose and prepare a career route after graduation. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio The aim of this workbook is to help you to clarify or identify your personality type and work values as a step toward choosing work
William Bernstein, author of A Splendid Exchange, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about inequality. Bernstein is worried about it; Roberts is not. Bernstein argues that inequality is damaging to the health of low-status people and hurts the health of the economy. Roberts challenges Bernstein's empirical evidence. It's a lively conversation on the economics of status, productivity and the progressivity of taxes.
Richard Epstein of the University of Chicago talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the relationship between happiness and wealth, the effects of inequality on happiness, and the economics of envy and altruism. He also applies the theory of evolution to explain some of the findings of the happiness literature.
Ricardo Reis of Columbia University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Keynesian economics in the classroom and in research. Reis argues that Keynesian models are a useful framework for helping undergraduates understand macroeconomic ideas of general equilibrium. More generally, Reis argues, Keynesian ideas remain influential in macroeconomic research, particularly among Neo-Keynesians. Reis discusses the lessons the economics profession and the world have learned from the Great Depress
Russ Roberts, host of EconTalk, does a monologue this week on the economics of trade and specialization. Economists have focused on David Ricardo's idea of comparative advantage as the source of specialization and wealth creation from trade. Drawing on Adam Smith and the work of James Buchanan, Yong Yoon, and Paul Romer, Roberts argues that we've neglected the role of the size of the market in creating incentives for specialization and wealth creation via trade. Simply put, the more people we tr
Don Boudreaux of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about public choice: the application of economics to the political process. Boudreaux argues that political competition is a blunt instrument that works less effectively than economic competition. One reason for this bluntness is the voting process itself--where intensity does not matter, only whether a voter prefers one candidate to the other. A second reason is that political outcomes tend to be one-size-fits-all, w
This is a course for those who are interested in the challenge posed by massive and persistent world poverty, have had some economics, and believe that economists might have something useful to say about this question. The questions we will take up include: Is extreme poverty a thing of the past? Why do some countries grow fast and others fall further behind? Does growth help the poor? Does foreign aid help? What can we do about corruption? Should we leave it all to the markets? Should we leave
Personality and values
Bernstein on Inequality
Richard Epstein on Happiness, Inequality, and Envy
Reis on Keynes, Macroeconomics, and Monetary Policy
Roberts on Smith, Ricardo, and Trade
Don Boudreaux on Public Choice
14.11 Special Topics in Economics: The Challenge of World Poverty (MIT)