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Esin Cakan's Favorites

PODCASTS:

  1. http://www.econtalk.org/
  2. http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/
  3. Dan Ariely: http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_ariely_on_our_buggy_moral_code.html
  4. Why Economists Hate Gifts: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2011/12/23/144195081/the-friday-podcast-why-economists-hate-gifts
  5. Making Chinese Free Market: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/01/20/145360447/the-secret-document-that-transformed-china
  6. Economics and Casino: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2011/11/15/142366953/the-tuesday-podcast-from-harvard-economist-to-casino-ceo
  7. Laurie Santos (Monkey experiment):  http://www.ted.com/talks/laurie_santos.html
  8. Ramey on Stimulus and Multiplier: http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2011/10/ramey_on_stimul.html

DATASETS:

  1. WORLD BANK DATA SETS (free online): http://databank.worldbank.org/ddp/home.do
  2. www.tradingeconomics.com
  3. www.bea.gov
  4. www.bls.gov
  5. http://www.frbsf.org/publications/education/greateconomists/index.html
  6. http://www.unc.edu/depts/econ/byrns_web/GreatIdeas/GI-TOC.htm

MOVIES & VIDEOS:

  1. Inside Job (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1645089/)
  2. Inside the Meltdown (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/meltdown/)
  3. Commanding Heights (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/commandingheights/lo/story/index.html)
  4. Margin Call (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1615147/)
  5. Money Ball (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1210166/)
  6. Keynes vs Hayek video, rap http://econstories.tv/
  7. Ascent of Money (http://www.pbs.org/wnet/ascentofmoney/)
  8. The Warning: (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warning/)
  9. Hans Rosling: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbkSRLYSojo)
  10. Hans Rosling: No more boring data (mortality rate-output growth-health) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVimVzgtD6w
  11. PI (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0138704/)

BOOKS, ARTICLES and BLOGS:

  1. Black Swan, Nassim Taleb
  2. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, Michael Lewis
  3. Think, Fast, and Slow, Daniel Kahneman
  4. Marriage Market –Single Ladies-Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/11/all-the-single-ladies/8654/
  5. Robert Frank-marriage market:http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/07/business/economy/marriage-and-the-law-of-supply-and-demand.html
  6. How fake money saved Brazil: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2010/10/04/130329523/how-fake-money-saved-brazil
  7. Michael Lewis's interview with Behavioral Economist Nobel Prize Winner Daniel Kahneman: http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2011/12/michael-lewis-201112
  8. Fermat's Enigma
  9. Outliers, Malcom Gladwell
  10. Blink, Malcom Gladwell
  11. Malcom Gladwell article about Nassim Taleb at New Yorker, 2002.

FAMOUS ECONOMETRICIANS:

  1. David Hamilton: http://dss.ucsd.edu/~jhamilto/
  2. Bruce Hansen: http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/~bhansen/
  3. Rober Engle:  Volatility Institute , http://www.stern.nyu.edu/rengle/
  4. David Hendry: http://www.nuffield.ox.ac.uk/users/hendry/
  5. Peter Phillips: http://korora.econ.yale.edu/phillips/