In our earlier blog posts we have already featured free online courses in econometrics, mathematics and statistics, as well as economics podcasts. Continuing the collection of resources to learn economics, we would like to share with you a list of YouTube channels, which could be useful for all students in Economics & Econometrics.
Unlike some Open Online Courses, YouTube lectures won’t offer you credits or statements of accomplishment and might be a less interactive way to study a desired subject, but they can offer a great set of additional and tutorial materials, which would support your learning process. The quality of some live recorded lectures might be slightly lower than those with slides or electronic chalk boards, but an advantage is that it can give you a feeling of physical presence in class, which is a rare opportunity in the age of online learning.
- Mark Thoma’s YouTube channel, from the author of Economist’s View, is a real treasure box, as it gives access to full courses in lectures, recorded live. The channel covers Econometrics, Monetary Theory and Policy, History of Economic Thought and much more.
- UC Berkley also shares full courses (with power point slides) in economics, as well as in a large number of other disciplines.
- You can find some precious pieces of knowledge in economics on the YouTube Channel of MIT, the full set of the lectures are, however, only available on the official page of MIT Open Course Ware.
- Duke Economics – the YouTube channel of the Department of Economics of Duke University hosts a small but interesting collection of introductory lectures, as well as lectures on hot economics topics by renowned speakers.
- Ben Lambert provides detailed explanations of the main undergraduate and graduate courses in economics, in a series of lectures on an animated chalk board.
- Econ Girl - Jodi Beggs, author of the blog Economists Do It With Models, teaches economics to college and MBA students and shared her expertise in a collection of short explanatory lectures (10-40 minutes). The channel consists not only of introductory videos, but also of practice problems videos.
- The Economics Detective has a series of short animated videos (3-4 minutes), covering some of the key economics concepts.
- University of California, Irvine published in full on YouTube an extremely useful course Math for Economists.
- The Snarr Institute, hosted by Hal Snarr, a professor at Westminster College, provides instructional videos for economics and business quantitative methods.
- Even though not concentrated exclusively on economics, V for voluntary library shares an interesting collection of videos recorded at various events, therefore offering a less purely academic content.
- Mathew Khan has a must-watch channel for those specializing in Environmental Economics.
Besides channels with full courses, there is an uncountable number of amusing individual lectures and economics events available on YouTube, which are easy to find through the subject-related search.
Do you know any other economics YouTube channels or does your institution have one? Feel free to share it with INOMICS readers in the comments!
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