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Video Clips to Use in Micro Principles, or Other Economics Courses



Hugh Laurie's "Protest Song":


Coffee Scene from "Moscow on the Hudson":


eBay's "Toy Boat" Ad (long version):


eBay's "Toy Boat" Ad (long version-full screen):


eBay's "Toy Boat" Ad (short version):

(click "TV Spots" and then "Toy Boat")


Archipelago's "Miss Princess Fun Brick" Ad:


Snapshots Can Mislead: 

(you need to subscribe to "CNN Pipeline" to gain access)


Peck's Speech from "Other People's Money":


DeVito's Speech from "Other People's Money":


Milton Friedman on the Pencil:


Ben Wattenberg's Corporate Graveyard Scene from "In Search of the Real America":


Clayton Christensen "The Opportunity & Threat of Disruptive Technologies":


Monty Python Dead Parrot Sketch:


GE's "Bringing Good Things to Life" ad (aka "What Are We Doing Here?"): name&-op=cn&firstletter=g&-recid=42448&-find

(you need to download (free) and install QuickTime Player to view this)





Video Clips of 2011 Economics of Technology Seminar Student Critical Review Presentations:

Cutaia, Joshua on Henry R. Schlesinger's The Battery:  How Portable Power Sparked a Technological Revolution

Dakin, Stephanie on Marc Levinson's The Box:  How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger

Hartfiel, Cole on James Fallow's Free Flight:  Inventing the Future of Travel

Larsen, Bill on Matt Ridley's The Rational Optimist:  How Prosperity Evolves

Paulin, Daniel on Denning and Dunham's The Innovator's Way:  Essential Practices for Successful Innovation

Policky, James on Nick Bilton's I Live in the Future & Here's How It Works

Van Hoolandt, Ben on Zorina Kahn's The Democratization of Invention:  Patents and Copyrights in American Economic Development, 1790-1920

Yourick, Robert on Steven Johnson's Where Good Ideas Come From




Video Clips of 2010 Honors Colloquium on Creative Destruction Student Critical Review Presentations:

Beal, Gerard on Habakkuk's American and British Technology in the Nineteenth Century

Bollich, Danielle on Edward Tenner's Our Own Devices

Booras, Kyle on Randall Stross' Planet Google: One Company's Audacious Plan to Organize ..

Cattle, Alyssa on Michael Barrier's The Animated Man: A Life of Walt Disney

Conoan, Nicholas on Aubrey de Grey Michael Rae's Ending Aging: The Rejuvenation .

Cubrich, Bart on Jill Jonnes' Empires of Light; Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race ..

Keit, Jessica on Thomas Friedman's The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization

Kirk, David on Judy Estrin's Closing the Innovation Gap: Reigniting the Spark of Creativity

Kopietz, Courtni on Freiberg and Freiberg's Nuts! Southwest Airline's Crazy Recipe for ..

Polk, Ben on George Gilder's The Silicon Eye: Microchip Swashbucklers and the Future of ..

Prickett, Ameilia on Eric Jackson's The PayPal Wars: Battles with Ebay, the Media, the ..

Remmick, Blaine on John Battelle's "The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the ..."

Samir, Peter on Henry Petroski's The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance

Vargas, Omar on Nicholas Carr's The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google

Wieczorek, Amy on Christensen, Horn and Johnson's Disrupting Class: How Disruptive ..

Workman, Taylor on Stanley Kutler's Privilege and Creative Destruction: The Charles River Bridge



Video Clips of 2008 Honors Colloquium on Creative Destruction Student Critical Review Presentations:

Anderson, Erica on Creative Destruction:  How Globalization Is Changing the World's Cultures

Christensen, Andrew on Strategic Intuition:  The Creative Spark in Human Achievement

Christensen, Daniel on Evolutionary Economics and Creative Destruction

Kirkland, Nathan on The Elusive Quest for Growth:  Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics

Knipe, Spencer on The New Division of Labor:  How Computers Are Creating the Next Job Market

McGovern, Marshal on Slackonomics:  Generation X in the Age of Creative Destruction

Olsen, Jake on Blue Ocean Strategy:  How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant

Olsen, Ross on Only the Paranoid Survive:  How to Exploit the Crisis Points That Challenge Every Company

Rogers, Elizabeth on Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy

Wood, Tadd on The Age of Turbulence:  Adventures in a New World