Teaching Heterodox Economics Concepts
Teaching Heterodox Economics Concepts is written by Andrew Mearman of the University of the West of England, Bristol, and is a guide to using heterodox approaches in undergraduate economics teaching. The guide offers three potential approaches: enriching an orthodox programme, teaching a heterodox module and the parallel perspectives approach (teaching heterodox and orthodox concepts side by side). The guide also includes sections on assessment strategies, case studies and resources, including l
TALAT Lecture 2404: Quality Considerations
This lecture provides understanding of underlying concepts and tools for handling experimental data and its comparison to existing design recommendations; it provides understanding of classification parameters for structural details and quantitative links between design principles and quality criteria; it enables sophisticated design for further structural details not included in current recommendations; it demonstrates methods of enhancing fatigue strength, especially as post-weld treatments. B
HealthKnowledge Public Health Textbook - Medical Sociology, Social Policy, and Health Economics
'Medical Sociology, Social Policy, and Health Economics' is part of the 'Public Health Textbook' which can be accessed as an online resource. It covers part of the public health skills and competencies and has been organised in relation to the Faculty of Public Health Part A membership examination syllabus. It focuses on three main areas: Concepts of Health and Illness and Aetiology of Illness; Health Care; Equality, Equity and Policy and Health Economics.
Dissertation: Making Sense out of all that Quantitative Data
This is one of a series of audio podcasts that provides advice and guidance for several of the stages of the dissertation process. This OER discusses some hints and tips on writing-up the quantitative data to aid the creation of concise, interesting and relevant results.
TALAT Lecture 2401: Fatigue Behaviour and Analysis
This lecture explains why, when and where fatigue problems may arise and the special significance to aluminium as structural material; it helps to understand the effects of material and loading parameters on fatigue; to appreciate the statistical nature of fatigue and its importance in data analysis, evaluation and use; it shows how to estimate fatigue life under service conditions of time-dependent, variable amplitude loading; how to estimate stresses acting in notches and welds with conceptual
14.64 Labor Economics and Public Policy (MIT)
Theory and evidence concerning the functioning of the labor market. Particular emphasis on the roles played by government and institutions. Topics include minimum wages, labor market effects of social insurance and welfare programs, the collective bargaining relationship, discrimination, human capital, and unemployment. From the course home page: Course Description The course is an introduction to the field of Labor Economics, with an eye to helping students think critically about research an
Multidisciplinary System Design Optimization, Spring 2004
This course is mainly focused on the quantitative aspects of design and presents a unifying framework called "Multidisciplinary System Design Optimization" (MSDO). The objective of the course is to present tools and methodologies for performing system optimization in a multidisciplinary design context, focusing on three aspects of the problem: (i) The multidisciplinary character of engineering systems, (ii) design of these complex systems, and (iii) tools for optimization.
14.33 Economics Research and Communication (MIT)
This course will guide students through the process of forming economic hypotheses, gathering the appropriate data, analyzing them, and effectively communicating their results. All students will be expected to have successfully completed Introduction to Statistical Methods in Economics and Econometrics (or their equivalents) as well as courses in basic microeconomics and macroeconomics. Students may find it useful to take at least one economics field course and perform a UROP before taking this
Thomas Friedman: The Global Marketplace and the Common Good
The signature event of the 2010-2011 Notre Dame Forum, "The Global Marketplace and the Common Good", featured Thomas Friedman, the influential Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist from The New York Times. Friedman has examined a wide range of subjects in his work, including globalization and worldwide economic issues, religious fundamentalism and terrorism, and the Middle East conflict. He has won three Pulitzer Prizes and has had four best-selling books, most recently The World is Flat and Hot, Fla
Career skills in economics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009 Careers skills is a compulsory module for all Year 2 Economics students. It is not available to students from outside the School. It is one of a number of modules that make up the Nottingham Advantage Award. The Nottingham Advantage Award is a new initiative focusing on student skills, employability and personal and academic development. Initially created for undergraduate students,
Statistics in Psychosocial Research: Measurement
Presents quantitative approaches to measurement in the psychological and social sciences.
Globalization and National Economy
An introductory macro economics course for freshmen students in the Dept of F&RE Explaining macro economic phenomena, consequences and policy Addressing national economic issues national income production and growth aggregate demand and supply unemployment, and others
Survival of the most adaptable- how the recession can lead to a change for the better- Spring 2009 Q
Survival of the most adaptable- how the recession can lead to a change for the better: As the global recession sinks into becomming a global depression, and new financial measures such as 'quantitative easing' are brought in to try and stabilise markets, Judge Business School's podcast series has been talking to its academics to find out how business can best cope with the changing financial climate it now finds itself in. Boni Sones reports on this positive advice from the experts.
Engaging business leaders
According to Professor Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Adviser and Director General of Economics at BERR, the current financial crisis is an opportunity to stimulate green business in all organisations, moving the world towards a low carbon economy and a sustainable recovery.
Afta Thoughts On Nafta
Brad DeLong "Afta Thoughts On Nafta" "I was a true believer in NAFTA--the North American Free Trade Agreement. Now my faith is not gone but shaken." So states Brad DeLong, economist and creator of one of the net's most popular weblogs on economics, at www.j-bradford-delong.net. J. Bradford DeLong ...
The Economics of Climate Change
The Economics of Climate Change: Is tackling climate change a pro-growth strategy for California?" - a talk by Sir Nicholas Stern, head of the United Kingdom Government Economic Service and author of the highly regarded report, the "Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change." The College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley, is hosting the lecture, which is free and open to the public. Stern will explain how inaction on climate change could lead to the kind of e
Stokes' Law Exercise for "Rocks and Minerals"
In this activity students are led through a qualitative/semi-quantitative derivation of Stokes' Law. Lab groups brainstorm on and hypothesize about what factors will affect settling velocity. They then time the settling of various objects of known composition and size through different fluids of known viscosity to validate or invalidate their hypothesis. Additional activities that can go along with this exercise are outlined in the downloadable teaching notes on page. The site also includes a li
Math in a Sustainable Society
Designed for the community college math class that meets the quantitative skills requirements for an associates degree. In Washington State this course is called Math 107, Math in Society. The content in this book included financial math, population growth, the algebra of sustainability, statistics ...
The Age of Revolutions (1776-1989?) - European Civilization from the Renaissance to the Present
An introduction to European history from around 1500 to the present. The central question that the course addresses is how and why Europe-- a small, relatively poor, and politically fragmented place-- became the motor of globalization and a world civilization in its won right. Put differently how did �western� become an adjective that, for better and often for worse, stands in place of �modern.� Our approach will be broadly cultural, i.e. it approaches politics, economics, social life,