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Econ Extra Credit with David Brancaccio

A lesson in game theory brought to you by daytime TV

Although it can seem like a daunting concept, we've all used game theory in everyday life.
"Golden Balls," hosted by Jasper Carrott, aired during the day on Britain's ITV between 2007 and 2009.
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Econ Extra Credit with David Brancaccio

The three C's of historical economic growth

The economic boom of the 19th century cannot be attributed to capitalism alone, according to professor Homa Zarghamee.
A Newcastle coal wagon of 1773 on a railway line from "A Picture History of Railways" by C. Hamilton Ellis.
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Econ Extra Credit with David Brancaccio

What Econ 101 leaves out

Feb 6, 2020
The world is probably more complicated than your textbook told you.
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Econ Extra Credit with David Brancaccio

An econ textbook for the real world

This new free, open source economics textbook was developed by polling students from 25 universities about what economics should teach, explains Professor Homa Zarghamee of Barnard College.
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Econ Extra Credit with David Brancaccio

Want to succeed? Take an Econ 101 course

Jan 28, 2020
New York Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof thinks understanding the basics of the economy will help you get far in life.
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