• Traditional vs. Shadow Banking

    Traditional vs. Shadow Banking Modern economies rely heavily on financial intermediaries to channel funds between borrowers and lenders. In this issue, the role of traditional banking is outlined and a parallel syste...
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  • The role of banks in creating economic growth

    Hamilton's National Bank In this lesson from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, students participate in two rounds of a role play to help them understand the role of banks in facilitating economic growth through ...
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  • Alex & Tyler's Economist's Christmas

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  • Around the World in 80 Hours #12: Brazil Jumps Off a Bridge

    Before I leave our adventures in Brazil and turn to South Africa, I wanted to round back to on a point I made earlier about what effect the slow down of the Chinese economy might have on the Brazilian economy. Also, w...
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  • Paul Samuelson and the Birth of the Index Fund

    Originally posted on September 3, 2011.   John Bogle has a nice piece in the WSJ on Paul Samuelson and the history of the index fund, an great example of how theory has contributed to practice. [Samuelson's] art...
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  • Interpeting the Monetary Base under the New Monetary Regime

    Originally posted on November 25, 2009.   The monetary regime has changed and, as a result, many people are misinterpreting the recent increase in the monetary base.  Paul Krugman, for example, posts the pi...
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  • Where’s George? and the Velocity of Money

    Originally posted on April 22, 2010.   An intuitive illustration of the velocity of (cash) money can be found on the website, Where’s George? Where’s George lets users enter the serial number of a bi...
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  • How to sell a dollar for more than a dollar

    Originally posted on November 2, 2009.   In this time of cutbacks and furloughs professors need a quick source of extra cash.  David Zetland explains how to sell a dollar for more than a dollar (and teach s...
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  • Eric Chiang on Exploring Economics

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  • Around the World in 80 Hours with Chiang & Vazquez 4th Ed. 2015

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  • Around the World in 80 Hours with Eric Chiang: 3rd Ed. 2014

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  • Around the World in 80 Hours with Eric Chiang: 2nd Ed. 2013

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  • Around the World in 80 Hours with Eric Chiang

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