Archive for September, 2010


September 19, 2010

Lance Taylor about Keynesianism and the crisis (2010)

Herbert Simon’s John Gaus Lecture at the 2000 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (part 1, part 2, part 3)

INET’s YouTube Channel (Institute for New Economic Thinking)

Cambridge’s Marshall Lectures (2009-2010, Drew Fudenberg)

MP3 files from Joan Robinson’s lectures at Stanford (1974)

Duncan Foley on the History of Economic Though (Distinguished Guest Lecture HES 2008)

Podcasts from the London School of Economics’ public lectures

Video and Audio Courses from MIT OpenCourseWare

Top Online College Courses

(to be continued…)


September 17, 2010

Interesting, but aren’t there more important things to analyze? Hypo-Vereinsbank economist Alexander Koch calculated a Chicken Price Index and a Beer Price Index for München’s Oktoberfest, the world’s largest fair. Click here for the full paper.

“A key expenditure item is for beer consumption. Even though the reported number of visitors last year dipped below the 6 million mark for the first time since 2004 – not least because of temporary fears of terror attacks – beer sales were up at the 14 large beer tents and numerous other catering businesses. “

What does this tell us about the law of demand?