(Starts at 7:00 min. The sound is a bit buzzy.)
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize-winning economist, New York Times columnist, and distinguished professor at the Graduate Center.
David Autor, leading labor economist; professor at MIT, where he directs the School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative; and editor in chief of the Journal of Economic Perspectives.
Brad DeLong, economics professor at U.C. Berkeley; weblogger for the Washington Center for Equitable Growth; and former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of the treasury, in the Clinton administration.
Anne Harrison, professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; former director of development policy at the World Bank; and author of Globalization and Poverty.
Monday, March 20, 2017
One of the most rewarding parts of deciding to go online 12 years ago has little to do with the things I post here (the blog’s 12 year anniversary passed earlier this month, but I forgot until a day or two ago).
Amazingly, my YouTube class videos have had over 1,200,000 views. Even more surprising, the most popular are – by far, not even close – econometrics videos (just started a new series that will cover time series – something I’ve had a lot of requests for over the years, plus other things such as quasi-experimental techniques).
One time, at the AEA’s in Chicago, I was on my way to meet Noah Smith for the first time (at a Starbucks). As I was walking across a bridge to meet him I noticed someone running up behind me. It was a student on the market that year, and she had chased me down to tell me that the econometrics videos really helped her. I was quite amazed. I had no idea. I just posted the videos for my classes never thinking anyone else would watch.. She insisted on a picture together – I was embarrassed, but happy to comply at the same time.
At the same meeting, it happened again – another person in an elevator with the same story, and also wanted a picture. I have heard similar things many times over the years. Email about the videos from developing countries – where educational access is limited – has been especially nice. They come several times a week.
My videos are nothing special, they are just there. There is a huge, unmet demand for education, and not just the basics, technical things like econometrics. That’s what I have concluded.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Monday, February 27, 2017
- Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize-winning economist, New York Times columnist, and distinguished professor at the Graduate Center.
- Jason Furman, senior fellow at Peterson Institute of International Economics and former chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers.
- Dan Alpert, managing partner of Westwood Capital, fellow at the Century Foundation, and author of The Age of Oversupply.
- James Pethokoukis, CNBC contributor, columnist and blogger at the American Enterprise Institute, and former Washington columnist for Reuters.
Krugman did, as promised, wear his long tie...both of them.
Friday, January 20, 2017
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Thursday, November 03, 2016
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Sunday, June 05, 2016
More econometrics: Special Session: Model Selection and Inference (Technical)
Thursday, June 02, 2016
Full session: Plenary Session: Minimum Wages Presented by: Alan. B. Krueger
(Lecture starts at 6:35)
1 Richard Blundell, University College London and Institute of Fiscal Studies
2 Arindrajit Dube, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Friday, January 08, 2016
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Professor Kevin O'Rourke