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  1. Thank you

    Im not sure if you know how your organization has impacted me. I was not aware of economics until I started your courses and began reading books. I then decided to go to school for economics. I am now in my last class in graduate school finishing an MBA with a concentration in economics. When I textbooks failed to arrive on time, I ordered your books on macro and micro economics. With your textbook, I was able to pass the course with 96%.

    Your textbooks are very helpful and easy to read. Your approach to teaching economics is phenomenal. I…

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  2. Remove the drowning chicks section from the Price Ceiling video

    I can't show this to my skeptical friends, because they will be distracted by this appeal to emotion. They will correctly object that drowning millions of chicks may have been more humane than raising them under standard conditions. So if I am talking about price ceilings with a friend and I send them this video, I expect it to backfire.

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  3. Offer course credits via Edx or Coursera

    It will be great if the courses are offered on Edx and Coursera platforms as that might allow more students to learn about your material. Also having an Edx or Coursera will allow you to leverage many things related to verifiation.

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  4. Thanks

    Thanks

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  5. Quantitative method in Applied Economics

    Please consider classes on Quantitative methods in Applied Economics

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  6. Need some female faces!

    I am looking through MRU's videos and I am excited to include some in my courses here at St. Catherine University. Perhaps because I teach at a women's college, I am struck by the lack of female economists in the videos. For that matter, there is a lack of diversity on many dimensions. So many good economists out there! Can you tap some who will show my students that their faces are reflected in our field? Thanks!!

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  7. When is the international finance exam coming out?

    Last feedback that was responded to was in February 2015. There is still no exam? Will there be one?

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  8. Out of Order

    For those that put the podcasts on mobile devices, the order of each unit is lost. The fix is to put a number in the Description Title.

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    We don’t have a course specifically designed for that age but I think you could find useful content in both Everyday Economics and Principles. I have a 7 year old and he enjoys them!

    Here are some ideas. Drop us a note at support@mruniversity.com if you have a specific topic in mind. If we don’t have it we might be able to suggest some other places.

    Trade, Division of Labor, etc
    http://www.mruniversity.com/courses/everyday-economics/trade-growth-hockey-stick-human-prosperity

    Incentives
    http://www.mruniversity.com/courses/principles-economics-microeconomics/introduction-microeconomics

    Price signals
    http://www.mruniversity.com/courses/principles-economics-microeconomics/price-system-definition-invisible-hand

    Trade-off between fun and wages
    http://www.mruniversity.com/courses/principles-economics-microeconomics/tradeoff-wages-no-such-thing-as-free-lunch

    Public Goods
    http://www.mruniversity.com/courses/principles-economics-microeconomics/public-goods-example-asteroid-defense

    Basics about institutions, growth rates, development
    http://www.mruniversity.com/courses/principles-economics-macroeconomics/gdp-per-capita-purchasing-power-parity-example

  10. Supplement practice materials

    It would be helpful for you to link your lecture videos to useful websites with more practice materials to supplement the videos.

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  11. Please add the total time to complete each course in the course description

    Right now, we can't find out how long it would take to finish a certain course. It would be nice if you guys added the total length of the course in the description. That way it would be easier to plan our study along the way and it would give me an idea of how long would it take a student to finish a course.

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  13. I think you guys should add a course (yes a whole course) on Health Economics.

    It is a huge topic but also a very important/applicable one. Most economics schools that I've seen have a whole class to study Health Economics. Usually it is taught as an upper-level course but so are Developmental Economics and International Finance and you already have courses on those. It is a very highly debated topic - often argued by people who have no idea what they're talking about and could use some education!

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  14. Simple video without music and animation

    Simple video without music and animation

    Simple video without music and animation would be fast to make and cost less. I would like to see video like Khan academy which are like simple black board learning in a class room. like this one : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShzPtU7IOXs

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  15. I need a solid resource on 'the philosophy of science'

    Everyone knows this famous raking of so called sciences: https://xkcd.com/435/

    Good question, where does economics fit in? And what is science?

    How can I participate in so called scientific debate without knowing what science is, in the first place?

    I have a feeling that in economics in general you have much story telling and anecdotes, as compared to the amount of 'science' - whatever that word really means.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKEq5iEmMSo
    From 14:26 in the video Stanford professors Dave Evans and Bill Burnett argue that in college you learn how to answer questions. In graduate school, you learn how to ask them.…

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  16. More female economists in your videos

    Your "Economists in the Wild" videos are 78% men. Why? Is it a "Male Economists in the Wild" series? If so, maybe you should update the title to reflect that.

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  17. Add section numbers to each module

    It is difficult to assign individual videos to students. Would be great to number each section and sub-section for easy reference (i.e. The Demand Curve lecture should be 2.1)

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  18. Forum to clear queries

    There is no forum to discuss the doubts we have. Establish a forum where we can clear our queries

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  19. Demand curve video

    I am not sure but in demand shows quality instead of quantity i think it should be quantity ?

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