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Marginal Revolution University

Everyday Economics

via Marginal Revolution University


This course covers topics such as globalization, technology, trade, innovation, American culture, trade, prosperity, and the Chinese economy. Students will learn about the impact of globalization on inequality, the environment, and sweatshops. They will also explore the concepts of comparative advantage, division of labor, and fair trade. The course uses lectures by experts in the field and is suitable for individuals interested in understanding everyday economics.


1. Ian Bremmer and Tyler Cowen on Globalization and Robots

Avengers: The Story of Globalization

Creative Destruction: Technology and Trade

Are There Winners and Losers of Globalization?

Globalization: What About Inequality? (Coming Soon)

Globalization: What About the Environment? (Coming Soon)

Globalization: What About Sweatshops? (Coming Soon)

2. Tyler Cowen on American Culture and Innovation

The Complacent Class

The New Era of Segregation

American Stasis

The Missing Men

The Great Reset

3. Don Boudreaux on Trade and Prosperity

The Hockey Stick of Human Prosperity

Division of Labor: Burgers and Ships

How the Division of Knowledge Saved My Son's Life

Comparative Advantage and the Tragedy of Tasmania

An Orgy of Innovation

Are We Better Off If We Buy Local?

Fair Trade: Does It Help Poor Workers?

4. Tyler Cowen on...

The Rise and Fall of the Chinese Economy

5. Alex Tabarrok on...

The Hidden Cost of Pollution

6. Various Topics

Economist's Christmas

Taught by

Tyler Cowen, Alex Tabarrok, Don Boudreaux, Ian Bremmer


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