Video Resources

Do Higher Minimum Wages Benefit Workers AND Employers?
90 Second Video on Deflation
The High Cost of Driving: Putting A Price on Traffic
Can Road Tolls and Congestion Taxes SAVE Money ?
Personality Creates Productivity and Prosperity

Personality Creates Productivity and Prosperity

James Heckman (Nobel Prize-winning economist at the University of Chicago) argues passionately that governments should pay (unusual for a Chicago economist!) for early childhood education.
A Balance Sheet Recession

A Balance Sheet Recession

Richard Koo (Chief Economist, Nomura Research Institute) did a 10 minute video in 2010 for the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) that is the clearest and most succinct, yet comprehensive, explanation of balance sheet recession.
Robot Chefs Taking Over China’s Noodle Bars

Robot Chefs Taking Over China’s Noodle Bars

There is an engaging video about the noodle-shaving robots described in the Economics Out There on p. 66 of Economics for Life: Smart Choices for You?
Game Theory

Game Theory

The best way to engage students with the abstract, mathematical techniques of game theory is to show the clip of the bar scene from A Beautiful Mind.
Bacon Shortage Crisis!

Bacon Shortage Crisis!

This is an entertaining SourceFed YouTube video about rising bacon prices caused by a drought that increased the price of pig feed.
The Five Minute University

The Five Minute University

As economists and teachers, what do we want our lasting “economic footprint” to be? There is a wonderful old Saturday Night Live skit by Father Guido Sarducci called “The Five Minute University.”