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  1. Quantitative method in Applied Economics

    Please consider classes on Quantitative methods in Applied Economics

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Thanks

    Thanks

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  8. 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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  9. economics of entrepreneurship would be great.

    what are the pros and cons of doing entrepreneurship offshore? and best places for taxes and. should it be considered or not? where we can find skilled workers and professionals to work with - least taxes and best labor prices.

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  11. 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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  12. 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. 4 votes
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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

  14. I need help on how to write a proper college paper/academic paper/thesis

    I mean, thesis in the college level, not PhD level. Or how do you call it? I am not a native English speaker.

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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. Structural and cyclical deficits, discretionary fiscal policy and automatic stabilizer

    I would like to see the videos in the future cover the concept of structural and cyclical deficits, discretionary fiscal policy and automatic stabilizer.

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  17. Thank you

    i like this and thank you very much for this

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  18. excellent videos but if u give some type of written notes of lecture then its was very helpful for us

    excellent videos but if u give some type of written notes of lecture then its was very helpful for us

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  19. Please in a video analyze the efficacy of income redistribution

    Politicians (mostly left leaning) have for years harped on the dangers and social injustice of income inequality and are forever suggesting we "level the playing field" by compelling through taxation etc. the "rich" to "pay their fair share". Would you please analyze economically the benefits and drawbacks of such a strategy. Perhaps also discuss why the inequality occurs in the first place. Talent may be distributed on a bell curve but outcomes follow the Pareto curve. Why? Perhaps this is your opportunity for a future Nobel!

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  20. Indicate lenght of the chapters/videos

    I have started the Development Economics course. The same way it is very useful to know that it is a 25.5 video hours course, it would be very useful and simple to implement knowing how long are every chapter or even every video. It would allow users to better plan their study plan.

    Congrats for the site!

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