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Instructions for Stiglitz literature review

Dear class,

I've uploaded instructions to prepare next Monday's (20th) literature review on the Stiglitz's book. A PDF of those instructions can be found under the heading "Assignments and Instructions" or here. The deadline to submit your preparation on Studentportalen is Sunday 19 October 23:59.

Best,

Tim

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Buying Course Reader

Dear class,

You will be able to buy the Course Reader next week on Tuesday 2 September between 09:00 and 12:00 at CEMUS (The Global Economy office, right next to the library). The price is 280kr (bring cash).

If it is physically impossible for you to come at that time, you will be able to buy it at the course introduction on Wednesday 3 September. However, since there are some readings assigned for this session (see list below), we highly recommend you pick up the Course Reader on monday.

  • Welcome to the Anthropocene (2012, 3min38). Available at: http://vimeo.com/39048998
  • Ahmed, Nafeez, 2014. Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for ‘irreversible collapse’? (The Guardian, March 2014).
  • Johan Rockström: Planetary Boundaries (2012, 4min02). Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zbgsyOpuKQ
  • Ehrlich, R. Paul & Ehrlich, H. Anne, 2013. Can a collapse of global civilization be avoided?
  • Raworth, Kate, 2012. A Safe and Just Space for Humanity: Can we live within the doughnut? Oxfam Discussion Papers (February 2012).
  • Ken Robinson: Changing Education Paradigms (2010, 11min40). Available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U
  • Colander, David, 2013. Chapter 1: Economics and Economic Reasoning, in Economics.
  • Chapter 1: The Economic Problem, in Boyle, David & Simms, Andrew, 2009. The New Economics: A Bigger Picture.
  • Open Letter: An international student call for pluralism in economics (May 2014).

/Tim and Lakin

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Seminars

Seminar 1

Seminar 1 - Instructions
Seminar 2 - Make-up task

Workshop 2: Uppsala Community Currency 

Instructions

Concept Tree 

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Writing Assignments

Writing Assignment 1

Assignment 1: The Economic Naturalist

Writing Assignment 2

Assignment 2: Rio+20 and The Green Economy

Writing Assignment 3

Assignment 3: Challenges & Solutions

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Lecture Slides

Here you can find all the materials used by the lecturers; this page will be updated throughout the course.

5 September

Eva Friman: Political and Economic Thought in the 20th Century

12 September

Gabriel Söderberg: The Industrial Revolution

17 September

Teodora Borota: Basic Concepts of Economics and Intellectual Property Rights

19 September

Leif Bratt: Distribution of Wealth - What is development?

26 September

Erik Andersson: The Economic Crisis of Today

8 October

Asa Torkelsson: Informal Economies and Gender

10 October

Lena Johansson: International Trade - Theories and Practices 

22 October

Matthew Fielding: Development Policy and Foreign Aid 

24 October 

Guoyi Han: China's Role in the Global Economy 

29 October

Mark Brown: Talk and Walk (1)

Mark Brown: Talk and Walk (2)

Mark Brown: Talk and Walk (3)

Mark Brown: Talk and Walk (4) 

31 October

Aaron Maltais: Governing the Global Commons

7 November 

Michael Stanley-Jones: Waste & Chemicals in a Circular Economy

12 November

Niclas Hällström: The Double Challenge - Development and Climate Change

19 November 

Cecilia Mark-Herbert: Corporate Social Responsibility (see this previous post)

21 November 

Philip Wayer: Alternative Currency, Transition and Resilience

26 November

Margareta Ivarsson: Happiness in the Consumer Society 

26 November

Christian Williams: Steady-State Economics and The Future of Work (1)

Christian Williams: Steady-State Economics and The Future of Work (2)

 

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Seminar 1 – Guidelines

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Seminars

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