MRUniversity: Great Economists (Audio)
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This is the audio of the MRUniversity video course on the Great Economists taught by economists Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok of George Mason University. More info can be found at mruniversity.com. The course answers questions such as, who were the first economic thinkers? What did earlier economists understand but has been lost to the modern world? Why is Adam Smith the greatest economist of all time?
||Friedrich A. Hayek’s Individualism and Economic Order||In this weeks podcast, Professor Tyler Cowen leads you on an essay-by-essay discussion of Friedrich Hayek¹s essential economics text, Individualism and Economic Order. Why is ...||12/18/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Practical Issues Faced by the Classical Economists||We now look at some of the real world events which shaped classical economics, including the Poor Laws, the Corn Laws, the Irish famine, and ...||7/7/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||After Adam Smith, Part Two||This week in our Great Economists course, we move into the heart of classical economics and examine such thinkers as Frederic Bastiat, John Stuart Mill, ...||7/1/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||After Adam Smith, Part 1||This week in our Great Economists course, we will highlight important figures that came after Adam Smith and discuss several key questions. Where did classical ...||6/24/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Wealth of Nations, Book Five||Taxes, debt, and fiscal policy are objects of some of the most heated debates in economics today. In this final part of The Wealth of ...||6/17/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Wealth of Nations, Book Four||Book IV offers some of Smith's most important discussions in Wealth of Nations, including his famous critique of mercantilism. The discussion of the corn trade ...||6/11/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Wealth of Nations, Book Three||Book III is Smith at his most wide-ranging, Smith as historian, Smith as urban economist, Smith as growth theorist, and Smith as a thinker about ...||6/11/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Wealth of Nations, Book Two||In Book II of The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith presents his ideas on capital, capital accumulation, and how capital is connected with economic growth. ...||6/3/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Wealth of Nations, Book One||The opening parts of The Wealth of Nations have some of the most important material ever produced by economists. Smith covers the division of labor, ...||5/28/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Adam Smith||Adam Smith was arguably the greatest economist of all time, and Wealth of Nations is his greatest book. It remains a masterpiece to this day, ...||5/20/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Before Adam Smith, Part 2||In the second section of Great Economists, we will continue looking at early economists and thinkers before Adam Smith. We'll be discussing Richard Cantillon's ...||5/13/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Before Adam Smith, Part 1||How did economics get started? What are the historical foundations of economic science and who were the first important writers on economics? The first podcast ...||5/5/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
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Loved the first one! Please keep them coming Mr. Cowen.