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Chapter 1. Art and Science of Economy Analysis
Chapter 2. Economic Tools and Economic Systems
Chapter 3. Economic Decision Makers
Chapter 4. Demand, Supply, and Markets
Chapter 5. Elasticity of Demand and Supply
Chapter 6. Consumer Choice and Demand
Chapter 7. Production and Cost in the Firm
Chapter 8. Perfect Competition
Chapter 9. Monopoly
Chapter 10. Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly
Chapter 11. Resource Markets
Chapter 12. Labor Markets and Labor Unions
Chapter 13. Capital, Interest, and Corporate Finance (interest rates, discounting, securities exchanges, bonds)
Chapter 14. Transaction Costs, Imperfect Information, and Market Behavior
Chapter 15. Economic Regulation and Antitrust Policy
Chapter 16. Public Goods and Public Choice
Chapter 17. Externalities and the Environment
18. Income Distribution and Poverty
Chapter 19. International Trade
20. International Finance
Chapter 21. Developing and Transitional Economies
Chapter 1. What is Economics?
Chapter 2. The Economic Problem
Chapter 3. Demand and Supply
Chapter 4. Elasticity
Chapter 5. Efficiency and Equity
Chapter 6. Government Actions in Markets
Chapter 7. Global Markets in Action
Chapter 8. Utility and Demand
Chapter 9. Possibilities, Preferences, and Choices
Chapter 10. Organizing Production
Chapter 11. Output and Costs
Chapter 12. Perfect Competition
Chapter 13. Monopoly
Chapter 14. Monopolistic Competition
Chapter 15. Oligopoly
Chapter 16. Public Choices and Public Goods
Chapter 17. Economics of the Environment
Chapter 18. Markets for Factors of Production
Chapter 19. Economic Inequality
Chapter 20. Uncertainty and Information
Summary: Interview with Professor of Urban Planning, Donald Shoup, author of The High Cost of Free Parking about the hidden price of ‘free’ parking. Includes consideration of the use / abuse of handicapped placards and the percentage of urban land taken up by parking areas.
Original air date: March 13, 2013
Summary: A discussion of the use, intricacies, and reform of copyright law, set in the context of the dedicated use of copyright law by the estate of Winston Churchill. Includes an estimate of the cost per word to use Churchill quotes, and how higher prices per quote of Clementine Churchill result in a reduction in the use of quotes from his wife. Also includes a discussion of the obstacles to business created by the system of copyright / intellectual property law in Britain.
Original air date: January 17, 2013
Summary: Steven Levitt discusses his favorite fast foods and considers what our modern interest it doing things ‘old school’ (growing vegetables, baking, brewing) tells us about the current state of economic affairs (hint: it is good!).
Original air date: September 24, 2012
Summary: Edward Glaeser, professor of Economics at Harvad University and author of the book Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier explains the importance of urban cities and the positive effects they produce for our overall wellbeing.
Original Air Date: February 18, 2011
Length: 17 min