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Learn how to render prominent economists speechless with a single statistic.

Ten lectures on economic growth, labor markets, the housing bubble, intellectual property and more — by economists Dean Baker, Heather Boushey, John Schmitt and Mark Weisbrot.

To order seminars on DVD, email Alan Barber and specify whether you would like individual seminars or the entire set (seminar #7 is currently unavailable). We ask for a suggested donation of $7 per DVD to cover reproduction and shipping costs. The video recordings of the seminars were created with the generous help from the Center on Wisconsin Strategy and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.

Audio, Video and PowerPoints

Seminar 1 | Seminar 2 | Seminar 3 | Seminar 4 | Seminar 5 | Seminar 6 | Seminar 7 | Seminar 8 | Seminar 9 | Seminar 10

Seminar 1

The Basics of Good Economics

Instructor: Dean Baker
September 15, 2005


Seminar 2

Growth I: Why Economists Worry About It So Much, and Why You Should Too

Instructor: Dean Baker
September 22, 2005

Seminar 3

The Long Slide Down and Apart: U.S. Labor Markets

Instructor: John Schmitt
September 29, 2005

Seminar 4

Growth II: Growth in the Developing World Over the Last Quarter Century

Instructor: Mark Weisbrot
October 6, 2005


Seminar 5

Trade: What Are the Gains and Who Gets Them

Instructor: Mark Weisbrot
October 13, 2005


Seminar 6

When Women Get Paid for Work: The Entry of Women to the Paid Labor Market

Instructor: Heather Boushey
October 20, 2005

Seminar 7

Horatio Alger is Dead

Instructor: Heather Boushey
October 27, 2005


Seminar 8

The Federal Reserve Board: The Most Important Source of Poverty in the U.S.

Instructor: Dean Baker
November 3, 2005


Seminar 9

Financial Bubbles (Stocks and Housing) and How You Can Protect Yourself Against Them

Instructor: Dean Baker
November 10, 2005


Seminar 10

Intellectual Property: Patents, Copyrights and Other Protectionist Barriers

Instructor: Dean Baker
November 17, 2005




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