Lecture Notes

Cake Cutting

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The great Siddharth Taneja gave us a lecture on cake cutting, a subject which is part math, part computer science, and part economics, discussing how to optimally divide a given resource (or cake) among some number of people.

Marketing

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We discussed marketing, its history, its differences from normal economics, and how it is used to manipulate you and me.

Modern Economic Thought

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We conclude our discussion of the history of economic thought by discussing economics from the time of Keynes to the present day.

Economics History Part Two

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We continued our discussion of the history of economic thought from the Malthus-Ricardo debates to the work of John Maynard Keynes.

Economics History Part One

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We began our discussion of the history of economic thought, specifically from ancient times to the Malthus-Ricardo debates.

Monetary Policy

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The captains lectured on monetary policy, the source of monetary value, the money supply, and how monetary policy is managed in the United States by the Federal Reserve.

Market Cycles

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We talked about the various market cycles, from short term to long term, and examples throughout history, including Tulipmania and the Great Depression.

Greek Debt Crisis

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We discussed the Greek debt crisis, and the problem which occurs when the power to control monetary policy and the power to control fiscal policy become detached from one another, and how lying is very, very bad.

Aggregate Supply and Demand

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We gave a lecture on aggregate supply and demand, two macroeconomic concepts and their use to describe an economy as a whole rather than any individual actor or commodity.

Commodity Theories

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Yash and Misha gave a lecture on extended applications of supply and demand in the labor and financial markets, the diamond water paradox regarding the value of commodities, and various theories of the conceptualization of commodities attempting to resolve it.

Fundamentals of Economics

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We gave a lecture on fundamental economics principles including supply and demand, production possibilities, etc.