Alex Tabarrok

 

 


 

Alex Tabarrok is Bartley J. Madden Chair in Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and director of research for The Independent Institute. He is the co-author with Tyler Cowen of the popular economics blog MarginalRevolution and co-founder of the online educational platform Marginal Revolution University. He is the author of the recent e-book Launching the Innovation Renaissance (TED books) and Modern Principles of Economics, a leading principles of economics textbook (with Tyler Cowen).


More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Tabarrok




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In this course, following MRU's Principles of Microeconomics course, you’ll continue to explore the economic way of thinking and the role of incentives in all of our lives. We’ll cover fundamental questions such as: Why do some countries grow rich while others remain poor? How important is a country’s banking system — and what happened during the recent financial crisis? How did Zimbabwe end up with an inflation rate that rose into the quadrillions?

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By joining this course, you’ll be exposed to the economic way of thinking. That is, you’ll understand how to use economics in your life and, ultimately, you’ll see the world differently. We’ll cover fundamental concepts like supply and demand and equilibrium. We’ll also answer questions such as: How are prices determined? What did Adam Smith mean when he said the market process works like an “invisible hand”?

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International finance covers some of the most complex but also important topics in economics. How are exchange rates determined? When if ever are ongoing trade deficits harmful? Are fixed or floating exchange rates better? What are the roots of the euro crisis and what resolution can we expect? Does China manipulate its exchange rate and if so how does that matter? We cover all of these topics and more, with an eye toward what a person really might want to know. There is no use of mathematics in this course beyond the very basic.

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This course takes a look at the basic theories of international trade and the consequences of trade in today's global economy.

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This course covers the history of economic thought up until the "Marginal Revolution" in the 1870s and features a video for each chapter of Adam Smith's "The Wealth of Nations".

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In the Information Age, media is everywhere. This course will help you make sense of it all, providing insight into the structure of media firms, the nature of their products and how they make money.

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What's the future of the European Union and the Euro? The Eurozone Crisis is one of the most important issues in the world today.

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