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Video Tutorials - Khan Academy
Video tutorials on the following topics: supply, demand, and market equilibrium; elasticity; consumer and producer surplus; scarcity, possibilities, preferences, and opportunity cost; the firm and economic profit; perfect and imperfect competition; game theory and Nash equilibrium; public goods and externalities; labor and maginal product revenue
Video tutorials on topics covered in a traditional macroeconomics class
New Books in Print
Economics: The User's Guide
Call Number: Main: 2nd floor circ. HB171 .C484 2014
In an entertaining and accessible primer, economist Ha-Joon Chang explains how the global economy actually works--in real-world terms. Writing with irreverent wit, a deep knowledge of history, and a disregard for conventional economic pieties, Chang offers insights that will never be found in the textbooks. Chang introduces a wide range of economic theories, from classical to Keynesian, revealing how each has its strengths and weaknesses, and why there is no one way to explain economic behavior. Economics: The User's Guide is a concise and expertly crafted guide to economic fundamentals that offers a clear and accurate picture of the global economy and how and why it affects our daily lives.
Bad Paper by
Call Number: Main: 2nd floor circ. HG179 .H247 2014
The Federal Trade Commission receives more complaints about rogue debt collecting than about any activity besides identity theft. Dramatically and entertainingly,Bad Paper reveals why. Introducing an unforgettable cast of strivers and rogues, Jake Halpern chronicles their lives as they manage high-pressure call centers, hunt for paper in Las Vegas casinos, and meet in parked cars to sell the social security numbers and account information of unsuspecting consumers. Along the way, he reveals the human cost of a system that compounds the troubles of hardworking Americans and permits banks to ignore their former customers. The result is a vital exposé that is also a bravura feat of storytelling.
Call Number: HG231 .M37 2014 Main 2nd Floor Circ.
From ancient currency to Adam Smith, from the gold standard to shadow banking and the Great Recession: a sweeping historical epic that traces the development and evolution of one of humankind's greatest inventions. What is money, and how does it work? In this tour de force of political, cultural and economic history, Felix Martin challenges nothing less than our conventional understanding of money.
Where the Jobs Are
Call Number: Main: 2nd Floor Circ. HD5713.3 .D43 2013
"Where the Jobs Are" reveals with unprecedented precision and clarity the major obstacles undermining the fragile economic recovery, and provides a vitally important game plan to unleash the job-creating capacity of the entrepreneurial economy and put a beleaguered nation back to work.
Who Gets What - And Why
Call Number: Main: 2nd Fl. Circ. HB171 .R676 2015
A Nobel laureate reveals the often surprising rules that govern a vast array of activities -- both mundane and life-changing -- in which money may play little or no role. Most of the study of economics deals with commodity markets, where the price of a good connects sellers and buyers. But what about other kinds of "goods," like a spot in the Yale freshman class or a position at Google? This is the territory of matching markets, where "sellers" and "buyers" must choose each other, and price isn't the only factor determining who gets what. In Who Gets What -- And Why, Roth reveals the matching markets hidden around us and shows how to recognize a good match and make smarter, more confident decisions.
Business website that "connects decision makers in business, finance and government to a broad and dynamic network of information, news, people and ideas that enables faster, more effective decisions."
The Federal Reserve
Website for the central bank of the United States
World Trade Organization
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (U.S. Dept. of Labor)
The principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.
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