Thursday, December 01, 2011

Political Economy Lecture Series Podcasts: Economics for Non-majors

So, here are the four podcasts from the PE lecture series from this fall. I put the name of the speaker, linked to his web page, and then a link to the podcast (in every case, an MP3). The sound quality is not always very good, because I was both the person in charge of recording and also the editor of final product.

Remember, the course that these podcasts come from is "Economics for Non-majors," a new but now permanent course being taught at Duke. (Syllabus for Fall 2011). Let me acknowledge the extremely helpful assistance of the Charles G. Koch Foundation and the Thomas W. Smith Foundation in getting this off the ground. We could not have done it without you, folks! There was nothing like this, and now there is a new permanent course, right here at Duke University. It will be offered at least twice a year from now on.

November 30, 2011: Professor Kevin B. Grier, University Professor and Professor of Economics, University of Oklahoma. (email him if you have questions!)
"MONETARY POLICY: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE" (Link to mp3 file file)

November 2, 2011: Professor Timur Kuran, Professor of Economics and Political Science & Gorter Family Professor of Islamic Studies, Duke University. (email him if you have questions!)
"THE GREAT DIVERGENCE: WHY DO ISLAMIC COUNTRIES LAG ECONOMICALLY?" (Link to mp3 file)

October 12, 2011: Honorable William Gradison, US House of Representatives and PCAOB


"FINANCIAL REGULATION: CAUSES AND EFFECTS" (Link to mp3 file)

September 7, 2011: Professor John D. Lewis, Visiting Professor, PPE Program, Duke University. (email him if you have questions!)
"MORALITY OF EXCHANGE IN GREECE AND ROME" (Link to mp3 file)

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Might that thanks instead instead go to the Charles G. Koch Foundation? (same pronunciation)

codeandculture said...

Wow, I'm especially looking forward to these as I'm writing a theory piece that touches on two these issues.

Mungowitz said...

Hah! Strange typo on "Koch," thanks.

Having trouble with links, will fix...

Angus said...

Hey! I made (at least) two mistakes in the talk. The Treasury - Fed Accord was 1951, and Ron Paul is not the Chair of the overall House committee but is the chair of a sub-committee that deals with the Fed.

Anonymous said...

Timur Kuran's mp3 link fails.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing these!

- Andrew

Anonymous said...

As I said, having trouble with links, will fix. Must have the wrong file name for the Kuran talk, will get it at home.

Any other links broken still? I think I fixed everything else.

Mungowitz

Shawn said...

kuran still isn't working. others seem ok.

Weylin Ruetten said...

I have listened to 3/4 of these podcasts... all were excellent and I highly recommend them.

Anonymous said...

Gosh, that Grier guy looks so respectable...not like someone who would write here!

KevinOn7 said...

I just glanced at the syllabus and it seems to be a time-consistency teaching tool. On the first page, the final is worth 35% of the grade. But by the time the final rolls around, it's worth 40%!