Menand on Psychiatry
Louis Menand of Harvard University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the state of psychiatry. Drawing on a recent article of his in the New Yorker, Menand talks about the state of knowledge in psychiatry and the scientific basis for making conclusions about mental illness and various therapies. Menand argues that the research record shows little difference between the effectiveness of psychopharmacology and talk therapies of various kinds in fighting depression. Neither is particularly
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Capitalism: can it ever be moral?
Is it possible – or desirable – to reform capitalism so that it behaves better? A panel of speakers discuss the issues raised in Larry Elliot's new book Crisis and Recovery: ethics, economics and justice| (cowritten with Rowan Williams). Larry Elliott is the economics editor of The Guardian. Jon Cruddas is the Member of Parliament for Dagenham and Rainham. Professor Chandran Kukathas holds the chair of Political Theory in the Department of Government at LSE. He is the author of The Liberal A
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Manage remuneration and employee benefits
This Unit focuses upon developing the skills required to make strategic decisions and recommendations that may affect an organisation's entire remuneration and benefits. It is assumed that you will already possess skills in the HR functions of recruitment and selection, performance management and industrial relations, and have knowledge of labour economics. It is not recommended that you undertake this Unit as a first Unit in the Diploma.
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6.441 Transmission of Information (MIT)
6.441 offers an introduction to the quantitative theory of information and its applications to reliable, efficient communication systems. Topics include: mathematical definition and properties of information; source coding theorem, lossless compression of data, optimal lossless coding; noisy communication channels, channel coding theorem, the source-channel separation theorem, multiple access channels, broadcast channels, Gaussian noise, and time-varying channels.
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Return to classical prescriptions: UK regional policy from 1979: lecture notes
Lecture notes supporting RELOCE (Regional and Local Economics), an economics module taught by Dave Clark of the University of Portsmouth in 2010.
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'Shrinking' the economy
In this podcast Dr Robert Hoffmann talks about how important psychology is to business and asks if we have talked ourselves into recession. Dr Hoffmann is a member of the International Centre for Behavioural Business Research (ICBBR) within the Nottingham University Business School(NUBS). The centre has also recently opened a new extension at The University of Nottingham, Ningbo China. The centre's research brings together a range of experts who share an interest in studying decision-making in e
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'Shrinking' the economy
In this podcast Dr Robert Hoffmann talks about how important psychology is to business and asks if we have talked ourselves into recession. Dr Hoffmann is a member of the International Centre for Behavioural Business Research (ICBBR) within the Nottingham University Business School(NUBS). The centre has also recently opened a new extension at The University of Nottingham, Ningbo China. The centre's research brings together a range of experts who share an interest in studying decision-making in e
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'Shrinking' the economy
In this podcast Dr Robert Hoffmann talks about how important psychology is to business and asks if we have talked ourselves into recession. Dr Hoffmann is a member of the International Centre for Behavioural Business Research (ICBBR) within the Nottingham University Business School(NUBS). The centre has also recently opened a new extension at The University of Nottingham, Ningbo China. The centre's research brings together a range of experts who share an interest in studying decision-making in e
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Introducing health economics
12 PowerPoint slides from Richard Smith of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on Introducing health economics, covering Economics, Health and Health Economics and Key Economic Concepts.
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Quaternary Ecological Change PowerPoint Presentation
Quaternary Ecological Change PowerPoint Presentation
Author(s): Keele University,Stephen Whitfield,Dr Zoe Robinson

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Population growth and development
A six minute video (slides plus audio narration) asks whether population growth is a real problem for less developed countries. Students watch this as preparation for a discussion session. Used in a Development Economics module at the University of Southampton, February 2010.
Author(s): Peter Smith

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Worksheets for Problem Based Learning Tasks in Microeconomics: The market for new cars
This worksheet introduces PBL (Problem Based Learning) to the first-year economics curriculum at the University of Ulster. It is made available as a Word document.
Author(s): Frank Forsythe

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Worksheets for Problem Based Learning Tasks in Microeconomics: Perfect Competition and Monopoly
This worksheet introduces PBL (Problem Based Learning) to the first-year economics curriculum at the University of Ulster. It is made available as a Word document.
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Handout on learning discipline and how to run a PBL meeting
This student handout introduces PBL (Problem Based Learning) to the first-year economics curriculum at the University of Ulster. It is made available as a Word document.
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Graphs for Working with Data on Economic Growth
These case studies in data searching, management and economic interpretation are aimed at first-time students of economics.
Author(s): Stephen Heasell,Dean Garratt

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Working with Data on House Prices
These case studies in data searching, management and economic interpretation are aimed at first-time students of economics.
Author(s): Stephen Heasell,Dean Garratt

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Graphs on Working with Data on House Prices
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Working with Data on Household Debt
These case studies in data searching, management and economic interpretation are aimed at first-time students of economics.
Author(s): Stephen Heasell,Dean Garratt

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Graphs for Working with Data on Household Debt
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Renewable resource exploitation: the fishery: lecture notes
Lecture notes for an Introduction to Resource Economics course, taught by Aaron Hatcher, of the University of Portsmouth in 2008. Available in PDF format.
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