The Annenberg Learner Collection

Social Studies


Overview – Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition

A video instructional series on micro- and macroeconomics for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 28 half-hour video programs; 28 audio programs; coordinated text and guides; and website. Explore economic history, theory, and practice through case studies and interviews with Nobel-prize winning and major economists. The series covering macro, micro, and international economics features Milton Friedman, Paul Samuelson, John Kenneth Galbraith, Alice Rivlin, and Ben Bernanke, among others. Major economic events, including the 2008 banking crisis and technology’s influence on the economy, connect economic theory to the headlines. The full complement of material includes audio interviews and a coordinated website.

Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition is produced by the Educational Film Center.


  • Markets
  • The Firm
  • Supply and Demand
  • Perfect Competition / Inelastic Demand
  • Economic Efficiency
  • Monopoly
  • Oligopolies
  • Pollution and the Environment
  • Labor and Management
  • Profits and Interest
  • Reducing Poverty
  • Economic Growth
  • Public Goods and Responsibility
  • Resources and Scarcity
  • GNP / GDP
  • Boom and Bust
  • The Great Depression and the Keynesian Revolution
  • Fiscal Policy
  • Inflation
  • The Banking System
  • The Federal Reserve
  • Stagflation
  • Productivity
  • Federal Deficits
  • Monetary Policy
  • Stabilization Policy
  • International Trade
  • Exchange Rates

plus interactive website

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