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Series: Economics: The Basics of Economics

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About this Series

  • Lessons: 5
  • Total Time: 0h 51m
  • Use: Watch Online & Download
  • Access Period: Unlimited
  • Created At: 04/01/2010
  • Last Updated At: 04/01/2010

This five-lesson series will introduce you to the basics of the study of economics and the work of economists. The first lesson looks at defining the study of economics and how it is broken up and considered. The next lesson looks at economics in the context of what economists do and what types of things they study. The third lesson looks at economics from a high level. It delineates what macroeconomics is and what microeconomics is as well as how the two are similar and dissimilar and related. The next lesson provides you with an overview of economic systems - what they are, how they work, etc. The fifth and final lesson provides an economics case study for you. It looks at the work and findings of Adam Smith as well as their application and implications.

Taught by Professor Tomlinson, this video series was selected from a broader, comprehensive course, Economics. This course and others are available from Thinkwell, Inc. The full course can be found at http://www.thinkwell.com/student/product/economics. The full course covers economic thinking, markets, consumer choice, household behavior, production, costs, perfect competition, market models, resource markets, market failures, market outcomes, macroeconomics, macroeconomic measurements, economic fluctuations, unemployment, inflation, the aggregate expenditures model, banking, spending, saving, investing, aggregate demand and aggregate supply model, monetary policy, fiscal policy, productivity and growth, and international examples.

Steven Tomlinson teaches economics at the Acton School of Business in Austin, Texas. He graduated with highest honors from the University of Oklahoma and earned a Ph.D. in economics at Stanford University. Prof. Tomlinson's academic awards include the prestigious Texas Excellence Teaching Award given by the University of Texas Alumni Association and being named "Outstanding Core Faculty in the MBA Program" several times. He has developed several instructional guides and computerized educational programs for economics.

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