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Great Economists (Audio)

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This is the audio from the Marginal Revolution University video course on the Great Economists taught by professors Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok. In this course, you’ll find answers to questions like: Who were the first economic thinkers? What did early economists understand that has been lost to the modern world? You’ll also find a chapter-by-chapter overview of Adam Smith’s foundational work, The Wealth of Nations. For more econ knowledge, visit mruniversity.com

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This is the audio from the Marginal Revolution University video course on the Great Economists taught by professors Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok. In this course, you’ll find answers to questions like: Who were the first economic thinkers? What did early economists understand that has been lost to the modern world? You’ll also find a chapter-by-chapter overview of Adam Smith’s foundational work, The Wealth of Nations. For more econ knowledge, visit mruniversity.com

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By ScubaHogg - May 14 2013
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Loved the first one! Please keep them coming Mr. Cowen.

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By ScubaHogg - May 14 2013
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Loved the first one! Please keep them coming Mr. Cowen.
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Great Economists (Audio)

Updated about 14 hours ago

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This is the audio from the Marginal Revolution University video course on the Great Economists taught by professors Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok. In this course, you’ll find answers to questions like: Who were the first economic thinkers? What did early economists understand that has been lost to the modern world? You’ll also find a chapter-by-chapter overview of Adam Smith’s foundational work, The Wealth of Nations. For more econ knowledge, visit mruniversity.com

Rank #1: Adam Smith

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Adam Smith was arguably the greatest economist of all time, and Wealth of Nations is his greatest book. It remains a masterpiece to this day, and we set out to study it once again. Please join us in this quest to understand and to see the invisible hand!

May 20 2013

34mins

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Rank #2: Wealth of Nations, Book One

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The opening parts of The Wealth of Nations have some of the most important material ever produced by economists. Smith covers the division of labor, the origins of exchange, and the critical question of why productivity differs across nations and regions. If you are going to study only one part of Wealth of Nations, this should be it.

May 28 2013

52mins

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Rank #3: Wealth of Nations, Book Four

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Book IV offers some of Smith's most important discussions in Wealth of Nations, including his famous critique of mercantilism. The discussion of the corn trade is a favorite and it provides one of the most incisive understandings of the market price system which has ever been written.

Jun 11 2013

35mins

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Rank #4: Wealth of Nations, Book Three

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Book III is Smith at his most wide-ranging, Smith as historian, Smith as urban economist, Smith as growth theorist, and Smith as a thinker about the past, present, and future of Europe. The title -- "Of the different Progress of Opulence in different Nations" -- sums it up well. These are some of the most sweeping and breathtaking parts of *The Wealth of Nations*.

Jun 11 2013

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Rank #5: Wealth of Nations, Book Two

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In Book II of The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith presents his ideas on capital, capital accumulation, and how capital is connected with economic growth. You'll also find some controversial parts of the book here, such as the critique of usury and the distinction between productive and unproductive labor.

Jun 03 2013

19mins

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