Economics 1, 001|Fall 2011|UC Berkeley
by Kenneth E. TRAIN
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ECON 1 LEC 001 Fa11
|1||CleanVideoLecture 24: Review||"Lecture 24: Review"||11/30/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoLecture 23: Exchange Rates and Balance of Payments||"Lecture 23: Exchange Rates and Balance of Payments"||11/28/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoLecture 22: Trade and Comparative Advantage||"Lecture 22: Trade and Comparative Advantage"||11/21/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoLecture 21: Inflation: Aggregate Demand and Supply||"Lecture 21: Inflation: Aggregate Demand and Supply"||11/14/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoLecture 20: Fiscal and Monetary Policy Combined||"Lecture 20: Fiscal and Monetary Policy Combined"||11/9/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoLecture 19: Money Supply and Demand: Monetary Policy||"Lecture 19: Money Supply and Demand: Monetary Policy"||11/7/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoLecture 18: Government Spending: Fiscal Policy||"Lecture 18: Government Spending: Fiscal Policy"||11/2/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoLecture 17: Aggregate Expenditure & Equilibrium Output||"Lecture 17: Aggregate Expenditure & Equilibrium Output"||10/31/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoLecture 16: Overview of Macroeconomics||"Lecture 16: Overview of Macroeconomics"||10/26/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoLecture 15: Time and Uncertainty||"Lecture 15: Time and Uncertainty"||10/25/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoLecture 14: Factor Markets||"Lecture 14: Factor Markets"||10/19/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||CleanVideoLecture 13: Public Goods||"Lecture 13: Public Goods"||10/17/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||CleanVideoLecture 12: Externalities||"Lecture 12: Externalities"||10/12/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||CleanVideoLecture 11: Antitrust Regulation||"Lecture 11: Antitrust Regulation"||10/10/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||CleanVideoLecture 10: Regulation of Natural Monopolies||"Lecture 10: Regulation of Natural Monopolies"||10/3/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|16||CleanVideoLecture 9: Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly||"Lecture 9: Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly"||9/28/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|17||CleanVideoLecture 8: Monopoly||"Lecture 8: Monopoly"||9/26/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|18||CleanVideoLecture 7: Competition, part 2||"Lecture 7: Competition, part 2"||9/21/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|19||CleanVideoLecture 6: Competition, part 1||"Lecture 6: Competition, part 1"||9/19/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|20||CleanVideoLecture 5: Costs of Production||"Lecture 5: Costs of Production"||9/14/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|21||CleanVideoLecture 4: Consumer Choice||"Lecture 4: Consumer Choice"||9/12/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|22||CleanVideoLecture 3: Demand and Supply - continued||"Lecture 3: Demand and Supply - continued"||9/7/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|23||CleanVideoLecture 2: Demand and Supply||"Lecture 2: Demand and Supply"||8/31/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|24||CleanVideoLecture 1||"Lecture 1"||8/29/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
Good for beginners
Great podcast. Ive already got through 4 lessons in 1 day. Very easy to understand.
Good presentation of conventional wisdom -
After reading current critiques of standard economics as taught in this class, some of the deeply flawed assumptions presented stick out like sore thumbs. The tragedy is that flawed oversimplified ideas introduced at the freshmen level with the hope that things might be qualified later on. is a destructive mode of teaching. It is much harder to unlearn a concept that forms the foundation of one's understanding.
For instance, the "supply curve" explanation given is in fact, extremely counter-intuitive - yet the professor, by fiat, merely proclaims it makes common sense. I am seeing that the underpinnings of economic "theory" is fraught with with uncontested presumptions that become part of the lexicon that drives policy. Its easy to correct a thought process at the margins, but to convince a policy maker that they have been operating under false fundamentals for an entire lifetime is almost impossible. This is the tragedy. If the professor qualified the explanations, warned the students that this is conventional economic theory which has failed miserably - but that one needs to be familiar with what's wrong before one can truly understand what is correct - then I could see the justification for presenting a ptolemaic version of economics.
Great professor, great course
It is always helpful to have a great professor to guide alone when learning an introduction course. Prof. Train did it well. He explained core concepts very clearly. He is an enthusiastic lecturer and can always engage students.