Economics for People

Ha-Joon Chang
Level: beginner
Institute for New Economic Thinking, 2019
Perspective: Other
Topic: introductory courses, mainstream critique
Format: Short Film
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaNTRFOkp0Q&feature=emb_logo

Economists like to claim that they can explain everything. But does that really hold up?

In this series produced by the Institute for New Economic Thinking the economist, Ha-Joon Chang explains key concepts in economics. Each lecture lasts between 25 - 50 minutes and a great variety of topics is covered. The History of Economic Thought website has sorted the single lectures with accompanying materials:

Episode 1a – The Nature of Economics

Episode 1b – Five Reasons Why Economics is Political

Episode 2 – What is Wrong with Globalisation?

Episode 3 – Conceptualizing the Individual

Episode 4 – Can Economics Help Us Save the Planet, Part 1?

Episode 5 – Why are Some Countries Rich and Others Poor?

Episode 6 – Will Robots Take Your Job?

Episode 7 – Inequality: what is it and why does it matter?

Episode 8 – Production: The nature of production and its evolution

Episode 9 – The Role of the State

Episode 10 – Finance and Financial Crises

Episode 11 – Can Economics Help Us Save the Planet, Part 2

Episode 12 – Industrial Policy

Comment from our editors:

Ha-Joon Chang's contribution is a crucial wrap-up on the economic discipline. In a popular scientific way he is able to explain what dominant paradigms are, the importance of Economics for public life and the importance of heterodox Economics for both acadamic and non-academic listeners. Highly recommended!

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