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Economics: Starting out

A guide to resources for Economics

Welcome to your Economics Subject Guide!

The purpose of this guide is to help you with your study and research in the field of Economics by gathering all the resources that you will need (books, journals, databases, websites and a referencing guide) into one place.

Please contact your Faculty Librarians, Jill Otto , Sue Rionda & Mbuleli Mpokela, for additional information and assistance.

Commerce & Law (Level 3, Main Library)

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Videos/Podcasts from the International Monetary Fund

 

The International Monetary Fund is adding visual context to the data it generates to help students to understand complex current issues while searching for the solution.

 Confronting Crisis (animated history of IMF’s multilateralism)

Examples of this content include: 

Videos

The Fed just raised interest rates - what does that mean?

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Podcasts (Please click on this title to

access the podcasts detailed below)

 

IMF World Economic Outlook

April 18, 2017

IMF Economic Counselor, Maurice Obstfeld (photo: IMF)

The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook projects global growth at 3.5 percent in 2017 and 3.6 percent in 2018. In this podcast, IMF Chief Economist Maurice Obstfeld says global growth is gaining momentum.

 

Maurice Obstfeld, IMF Economic Counselor

Bank Capital: How Much is Enough?

April 14, 2017

Large international banks are now required to hold 15.5 percent of capital under the Basel III. (photo: Vennem/Newscom)

he 2008 global financial crisis exposed the vulnerability of banks that do not hold enough capital. The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has since revised capital requirements for banks. In this podcast, we ask IMF economist Lev Ratnovski, how much capital banks need to hold to avert another crisis.

Lev Ratnovski, Senior Economist in the IMF’s Research Department.

Muna AbuSulayman: Gender Equity in Saudi Arabia

April 04, 2017

World Economic Forum ranked Muna AbuSulayman one of the most influential Muslim women for her work in media, gender, and education (photo: WEF/ Norbert Schiller)

Muna AbuSulayman, is founder and co-host of the most popular social issues program on Arab television. Kalam Nawaem tackles controversial topics and has been pushing social boundaries in the region for 15 years. In this podcast, AbuSulayman says Arab women should be free to achieve their goals without cultural or economic barriers.

 

Muna AbuSulayman, Co-founder of Meedan.com, a news hub for Arab youth and women.

John Evans: Navigating Today’s Labor Market

March 24, 2017

John Evans, head of the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (photo: MAYA VIDON/EPA/Newscom)

 

Labor unions around the world are having to adapt to a fast changing labor market. John Evans heads the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD, and represents some 65 million organized workers worldwide. In this podcast, Evans says workers are caught in the middle of rapid technological change and slow global growth.
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John Evans, General Secretary of the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD

IMF Statistics E-Learning Videos

 
 The IMF Statistics department launched a new e-learning series about government finance statistics. There are 15 videos. The above link is to a playlist on YouTube.
   
 
   
   

Recently-arrived books

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What the Social Progress Index can reveal about your country

 

Michael Green: What the Social Progress Index can reveal about your country

The term Gross Domestic Product is often talked about as if it were “handed down from god on tablets of stone.” But this concept was invented by an economist in the 1920s. We need a more effective measurement tool to match 21st century needs, says Michael Green: the Social Progress Index. With charm and wit, he shows how this tool measures societies across the three dimensions that actually matter. And reveals the dramatic reordering of nations that occurs when you use it.

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