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2008 Bank bailout

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In 2008, the entire financial system was at a potential breaking point because of a popping housing bubble. This tutorial breaks down how the government attempted to address this...

2011-2012 Greek Debt Crisis

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The Greek government incurred debt beyond its means but didn't have control over its own currency to inflate away its obligations. From austerity, to a bailout, to leaving the...

A Freelancer’s Quick Guide to Finances

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Managing your finances can be one of the hardest parts of running your own business. You could be the best web designer, developer or digital guru, but if you can’t get a handle...

Accounting Fundamentals

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Learn about external financial statements, internal managerial accounting reports, income tax systems and how they interact in business decision-making. Brothers and professors of...

Aggregate demand and aggregate supply

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This tutorial looks at supply and demand in aggregate-from the perspective of the entire economy (not just the market for one good or service). Instead of thinking of quantity of...

Average costs (ATC, MC) and marginal revenue (MR)

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In this tutorial, Sal uses the example of an orange juice business to help us understand the ideas of average total cost (ATC), marginal cost (MC) and marginal revenue (MR). We...

Average fixed, variable and marginal costs

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Using a spreadsheet, Sal walks through an example of average costs per line of code as a firm hires more engineers. Really good primer to understand what average fixed costs,...

Balance of payments- current account and capital account

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In this tutorial we will see how trade and assets (including money) changing hands are fundamentally intertwined. Not only that, but we will see how this can be accounted for...

Banking and Money

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We all use money and most of us use banks. Despite this, the actual working of the banking system is a bit of a mystery to most (especially fractional reserve banking). This older...

Between perfect competition and monopoly

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Most markets sit somewhere in-between perfect competition and monopolies. This tutorial explores some of those scenarios--from monopolistic competition to oligopolies and...


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Learn about bitcoins and how they work. Videos by Zulfikar Ramzan. Zulfikar is a world-leading expert in computer security and cryptography and is currently the Chief Scientist at...


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Both corporations and governments can borrow money by selling bonds. This tutorial explains how this works and how bond prices relate to interest rates. In general, understanding...

Capacity utilization and inflation

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This tutorial starts with a very "micro" view of when firms decide to raise (or lower prices). It then jumps back to the macro view to discuss how capacity utilization can impact...

Cash versus accrual accounting

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Just keeping track of cash that goes in and out of a business doesn't always reflect what's going on. This tutorial compares cash and accrual accounting. Very valuable if you ever...

Chinese currency and U.S. debt

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This tutorial contains short videos that explain how China and the United States are intertwined through currency and debt. This is key for understanding the current global macro...

Comparative advantage and gains from trade

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Should you try to produce everything yourself or only what you are best at and trade for everything else? What if you're better than your trading partners at everything? This...

Components of GDP

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You already understand the circular nature of the economy and how GDP is defined from the last tutorial. Now let's think about how economists define the composition of GDP. In...

Compound interest basics

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Interest is the basis of modern capital markets. Depending on whether you are lending or borrowing, it can be viewed as a return on an asset (lending) or the cost of capital...

Consumer and producer surplus

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Many times, the equilibrium price is lower than the highest price some folks are willing to pay. For all consumers, this is called consumer surplus. Similarly, the price might be...