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Unit 4 Macro: 2,500 Years of Financial Crises

Friday, April 25, 2014
by Geoff Riley

Enrichment video for students interested in the long history of financial crises in the world economy. Financial crises date back to the 4th century BC, but we seem incapable of learning from them. Bob Swarup, author of 'Money Mania', explains to John Authers how innovation and crises are related. Both have their roots in growing complexity and in human nature.

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Unit 4 Macro: Livestock insurance in Kenya

by Geoff Riley

This video from the Economist is relevant to students of development economics. Severe droughts can cost Kenyan farmers their livelihoods. A new insurance scheme aims to protect them from the whims of the environment.

Unit 4 Macro: Global Ageing

by Geoff Riley

This video from the Economist looks at some of the views on the economic and social impact of the ageing population in the world economy. 

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