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Development Economics via Marginal Revolution University

Geoff Riley

30th September 2013

 For the last lesson before the weekend my Year 13 development economists selected four people who have made an important contribution to key growth and development issues over the years – we made use of Tyler Cowen and Alex Tarrabok’s Marginal Revolution University (MRU) website which is full of short videos covering all kinds of development topics
 http://mruniversity.com/

In a 40 minute lesson one can easily cover four economists – students making notes on their key papers / views and then linking to contextual examples in the news at the moment

We chose

  • Joseph Schumpeter
  • Jeffrey Sachs
  • Daron Acemoglu
  • Elinor Ostrom

MRU is a resource well worth using perhaps as a flipped classroom activity

Joseph Schumpeter

Jeffrey Sachs

Daron Acemoglu

Elinor Ostrom

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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