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Each Excel workbook contains links to screencasts streamed from vimeo.com.

All screencasts are aggregated into a Macroeconomics with Excel channel (which is initially organized
in the order listed below and is sortable and searchable), but it can be a chore to find a particular
video. Thus, below is a complete listing of every screencast, organized by workbook, with a brief
description. Click to view or select the link and copy to send it to someone.

Total Screencasts Listed Below: 85

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I recorded and uploaded these screencasts over a period of 12-18 months some time ago. Since then,
I have updated and corrected the Excel files so the screencast may not exactly match the Excel file. I
won't bother to redo the screencast unless it's so dated or different from the Excel file that it will
confuse you. In other words, if you notice slight differences, just power through.

1. Charting in Excel

HowtoChart.xls: a gentle introduction to graphing in Excel, includes simple and double Y charts using
data from Central American countries. (6 screencasts)

 vimeo.com/econexcel/how-to-chart-in-excel: basic demo of how to create a chart in Excel.
 vimeo.com/econexcel/chart-non-contiguous: charting when data are not next to each other.
 vimeo.com/econexcel/using-series-formula: directly editing the SERIES formula in a chart.
 vimeo.com/econexcel/double-y: make a chart with two y axes, one for GDP and the other for
population.
 vimeo.com/econexcel/real-gdp-per-person-instead-of-double-y: chart GDP/population for
Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
 vimeo.com/econexcel/five-countries-on-one-chart: chart of real GDP per person for five
countries; using SERIES formula; amazing variation.

RecessionChart.xls: uses the EconChart.xla add-in to enhance an oil price chart by adding shaded
regions for recessions and applies shaded areas to a chart of USincome inequality. (5)

 vimeo.com/econexcel/howtoinstallexceladdin: shows how to install an add-in Excel via the
Add-Ins Manager.
 vimeo.com/econexcel/realcrudeoilpricechart: charts real crude oil price over time.
 vimeo.com/econexcel/addrecessionbars: use the Econ Chart add-in to add recession bars to
real crude oil price chart.
 vimeo.com/econexcel/shadedbarswhenpricefalls: more practice with the Econ Chart add-in.

 vimeo.  vimeo. 2.mastering fundamental mathematical concepts about growth. population. USA. The Solow Model 1.com/econexcel/maddisondataintro: how to use the workbook. and China. (3)  vimeo.  vimeo. sorting data. 3.  vimeo.  vimeo. 2.com/econexcel/ruleof70: explaining the Rule of 70 and applying it to US real GDP per person. highlighting growth as the most important open problem in economics.  vimeo.com/econexcel/growthnotgiven: sorting and Excel's RANK function used to show that early fast growers are not guaranteed to continue growing fast. and real GDP per person.com/econexcel/shadedbarsapplication: use the Econ Chart add-in to replicate a chart on income inequality. Economic Growth Literacy MaddisonData.com/econexcel/worldshares: charting shares of world output for UK.com/econexcel/groptimals: uses graphs and Solver to find the saving rate that maximizes c.  vimeo. Economic Growth Literacy -. (2)  vimeo.xls: explores transitional dynamics after changing the saving rate. .xls: introduction to the Solow Model with focus on capital accumulation and the mechanics of the model. GoldenRule.com/econexcel/logscale: showing how a log scale reveals if something is growing at a constant rate.  vimeo.com/econexcel/percentagechangeapprox: simple numerical example and concept applied to Australian real GDP. Numeracy -.  vimeo.com/econexcel/tremendousvariability: large variation in real GDP per person. demos Data Vertical button and Equation Editor. (9)  vimeo.com/econexcel/measuringgrowth: computing growth via annual percentage change and compound annual growth rate for US real GDP per person.xls:a macro-enhanced Excel workbook of Maddison’s World Economy data that enables easy comparison of countries over time.com/econexcel/kacccs: copies the EqPath sheet and does comparative statics analysis via direct comparison of two economies.com/econexcel/grcs: uses the canonical graph (Solow diagram) to do comparative statics. KAcc.  vimeo.knowing what economists know about economic growth.  vimeo.com/econexcel/kacc: introduces the Solow Model and shows how to use the EqPath sheet to run a simulation and find the steady-state solution.com/econexcel/seeminglysmalldiffgrowthrates: seemingly small differences in growth rates create huge gaps over time.

SD). and migration.  vimeo.com/econexcel/popfastslown: exploring the ratio of output per worker in two countries with different n. TechProgress.vimeo.  vimeo.com/econexcel/techprogcatchuptheory: catch-up growth and convergence. animating chart.com/econexcel/techprogcompstatics: explores the effects of shocks in n.vimeo.  vimeo.  www.  www.com/econexcel/techproggoldenrule: the Golden Rule with g > 0. (8)  www. incorporates technological progress.com/econexcel/popsolowmodel: steady-state solution via simulation and comparative statics using the Scenario Manager. (9) Demography -.  www.com/econexcel/techproginitial: introduction stressing imaginary (efficiency units) and real economies.the statistical study of human populations. theory and data. and g on the level and growth rate of steady-state y.  vimeo.com/econexcel/popconvergence: speed of convergence and half-life via Excel's MATCH function.  vimeo. including areas such as fertility. ceteris paribus.com/econexcel/techprogcalibrateusa: Solow Model calibrated to match US economic performance in the 20th century.com/econexcel/popvariouscountries: population growth in various countries with log scale to show differences in growth.com/econexcel/grnameexplained: demonstrates the temporary decrease in c after increasing s to its Golden Rule value.xls: culmination of Solow Model series.  vimeo. .vimeo.com/econexcel/poppyramid: creating a population pyramid chart by accessing US Census data directly from within Excel. direct editing of SERIES formula to modify a chart. as g rises.com/econexcel/techprograndom: stochastic disturbance term added via NORMALRANDOM(mean. 3. but is better for more similar countries.  vimeo.  www. The Solow Model with Population Growth (n > 0)  vimeo.com/econexcel/popworld: world population growth since 1950 and log scale to show it has not grown at a constant rate.vimeo.vimeo.  www. discussion of carrying capacity. uses the Comp Statics button. conditional formatting.vimeo. effect of European conquest on indigenous peoples.  vimeo.com/econexcel/popgoldenrulepopgrowth: the Golden Rule in the Solow Model with n > 0.com/econexcel/popproject: forecasting via extrapolation.vimeo.  www. the transition period gets shorter.  www. death. 4. s. shows that the predicted relationship fails for large samples. steady-state path as a magnet. sex ratio at birth.xls: empirical data followed by analysis of the effect of population growth on the Solow Model.vimeo.com/econexcel/techprogconvergence: shows why CAGR as a function of log y is used.com/econexcel/popmalthus: data on England's population. Pivot Table to do a cohort component projection (including how the population pyramid chart is made). Population.  vimeo.com/econexcel/techprogcatchupgermany: capital "destroyed" in the EqPath sheet and Germany's post WWII performance replicated.

The results are dramatic—college tuition has risen twice as fast as overall prices.com/econexcel/unemsampling: explains the idea of sampling variability by sampling from a hypothetical population in Excel and using simulation to show the results from many samples.com/econexcel/inflationcollegetuition: downloads data from the BLS on the college tuition price index and compares it to the overall CPI. which gives an intriguing view. the US has enjoyed relative price stability.xls: uses the FRED add-in to download monetary aggregates. and 3) changes in business inventories in an attempt to find the source of volatility in investment.  vimeo. This is a simple.com/econexcel/inflationcomparing: downloads the CPI. 2. they are converted into standard units.com/econexcel/gdpinvcomponents: download three components of investment: 1) tools.xls: uses the FRED add-in to download price index and inflation data (4)  vimeo. and chained CPI. Unem.4. Money. and G.  vimeo.  vimeo. 4. core inflation.com/econexcel/inflationusahistory: examines the historical record of price variability since World War II.  vimeo. GDP. (6)  vimeo. Since then. In addition to simply plotting the three over time. plant.xls: uses the FRED add-in to download and analyze basic aggregate data from national income accounts (3)  vimeo. It also makes clear that data from other sources can be merged in a spreadsheet with FRED downloads.  vimeo. Percentage change data are used to better illustrate fluctuations and the fact that I is volatile and primarily responsible for variability in GDP. task uses data for minimum wage.  vimeo. 3.  vimeo. as measured by the CPI.com/econexcel/gdpshares: download US GDP data and show that GDP = C + I + G + NX.com/econexcel/unemgroups: download unemployment data on various sub-groups and illustrate that the impact of unemployment on particular categories of people is extremely variable. GDP deflator. The last episode of severe inflation occurred in the 1970s. It compares them and explains why we have competing price indexes.com/econexcel/gdpfluctuations: download Real and Potential GDP and the FRED add- in’s graphing tool plots the two series.com/econexcel/inflationrealvalues: shows how to deflate a nominal series of postage stamp prices with a price index to create a series of real postage stamp prices in 2012 dollars. in the United States. I. long CPI series back to 1790.  vimeo. 2) housing. and exchange rates (7) .com/econexcel/unemseasonaladj: Excel's Pivot Table tool is used to find the monthly average in seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates to show the seasonal pattern in the data.xls: uses the FRED add-in to download and analyze labor market statistics. interest rates.com/econexcel/unemintro: download data on the unemployment rate and plot it (with recession bars). Other variables are downloaded and basic definitions are illustrated with the data.  vimeo.com/econexcel/unemsearch: implements and solves a fixed sample search model with Monte Carlo simulation.com/econexcel/unemlfpr: download data on the labor force participation rate and show the striking difference in men's and women's LFPR since WWII. Data via the FRED add-in 1. Inflation.  vimeo. and equipment. but powerful point. It also computes shares of GDP for C.

3.xls: implements the ISLM Model with screencasts organized in three groups (11) Group 1: The first four screencasts are focused on the initial equilibrium and how it is obtained. 2.com/econexcel/moneyseigniorage: downloads data on base money and nominal GDP to compute seigniorage rates.  vimeo. KCross.com/econexcel/moneyinflation: downloads various monetary aggregates (M1.  vimeo.  vimeo.  vimeo. has data from IFS for a small subset of countries.  vimeo.com/econexcel/moneymsi: covers the rather advanced topic of Divisia monetary services indexes (MSI). and MZM) and tries (and fails) to show how inflation depends on the money supply (including a 10- year moving average).com/econexcel/moneyfisher: downloads data on interest and inflation rates. ISLM. 5.com/econexcel/moneyfftaylor: explains how the Taylor Rule versus the federal funds rate offers a window into how the Fed views the economy.xls: shows equilibrium in money market and derives money demand with a Baumol-Tobin Model (3)  vimeo.com/econexcel/multiplierkcross: explains the concept of a multiplier and how the G and T multipliers depend on the MPC.  vimeo. the power and effectiveness of the IS and LM curves becomes immediately clear.  vimeo.com/econexcel/mmmoneydemand: uses a Baumol-Tobin model to derive money demand from a comparative statics analysis (using Scenario Comp Statics). It evaluates the tenures of Fed chairs since 1970. in the next screencast. It looks at the trade share weights for the United States and comments on the relationship between money supply and exchange rates.com/econexcel/introkcross: this introduction to the Keynesian Model stresses the concept of equilibrium and explains how equilibrium Y is determined. showing that they move roughly together and then explains the relationship via the Fisher Effect.  vimeo. uses Zoomer tool from Econ Chart add-in.com/econexcel/compstaticskcross: shows how changes in exogenous variables affect equilibrium Y. .com/econexcel/mmintro: introduces the money market and uses Excel's Solver to find the equilibrium interest rate.  vimeo.com/econexcel/moneyxrates: downloads data on real effective exchange rates produced by the Fed and the OECD.  vimeo.  vimeo.com/econexcel/islmintro: introduces the ISLM model with a no feedback version of the model where income does not affect money demand.com/econexcel/mmcs: does comparative statics in the money market by exploring the effect on the equilibrium interest rate when changing the money supply. The Keynesian Model 1. M2. The concept of elasticity is applied and Solver is used to find the change in G needed to move the economy to full-employment Y. MoneyMarket. When we make money demand a function of income. It shows how Solver can be used to find the equilibrium solution.  vimeo.com/econexcel/moneyhpfilter: shows how to use the HP array function in Excel to separate a variable into its trend and cyclical components using the Hodrick-Prescott algorithm.xls: introduces the Keynesian Model via the familiar income-expenditure diagram and does comparative statics and multiplier analysis (3)  vimeo.

 vimeo. the IS curve shifts left and right.com/econexcel/islmfluctuations: shows how the ISLM model can be used to explain economic fluctuations. including applications and analysis of fiscal and monetary policy. and inleastic investment demand can short-circuit the monetary transmission mechanism.com/econexcel/islmequilibration: shows how the goods and money markets are interconnected and how the intersection of IS and LM reveal the general equilibrium solution. ISLMADAS. T.  vimeo.  vimeo.  vimeo.com/econexcel/islmadasapplied: shows how to use the ISLMADAS model to interpret shocks and apply policies. and Ms change. zero bound. while the LM curve shifts up and down. 4.com/econexcel/islmderivingad: derives aggregate demand (AD) from the ISLM graph and shows how AD shifts left/right as G. Policy is best understood as game theory not turning dials to control a machine. .  vimeo. leaving the Fed unable to use tranditional monetary policy to steer the economy.xls: extends the ISLM Model by endogenizing the price level (6)  vimeo.com/econexcel/islmpolicy: shows how fiscal policy (G and T) and monetary policy (Ms) can be used to move the economy to its full-employment.com/econexcel/islmadasart: shows how to draw the ISLMADAS model "by hand" and explains how the IS and LM curves adjust to the ADAS graph.  vimeo.  vimeo. Group 3: The final four screencasts are devoted to the comparative statics properties of the model.  vimeo. By shifting SRAS as policies are enacted to stimulate the economy.  vimeo.  vimeo. Ye given r and for LM.com/econexcel/islmassetmarket: shows how an ISLM Model with asset market equilibration works by displaying an economy crawling along the LM curve to its equilibrium solution.com/econexcel/islmshifting: shows how to correctly shift curves depending on the placement of the exogenous variable.com/econexcel/islmcrowdingout: how multipliers are attenuated (lessened) when the model is extended because investment is crowded out as interest rates rise in response to attempts to stimulate the economy.com/econexcel/islmstability: shows how the slopes of the IS and LM curves determine if the equilibrium solution is stable under a cobweb equilibration process.com/econexcel/islmadaslucas: explains how the Lucas critique applies to the ISLMADAS model. booms and busts are driven by shocks that affect demand and drive equilibrium output and unemployment.com/econexcel/islmadasadjustment: shows how the ISLMADAS Model determines short and long run equilibrium positions for the economy.  vimeo.  vimeo.com/econexcel/islmadasintro: introduces the ISLMADAS Model and points out how it extends the ISLM Model by endogenizing the price level.  vimeo. It emphasizes that for shocks that do not affect the slope.com/econexcel/islmderive: derives the IS and LM curves as equilibrium solutions: for IS.com/econexcel/islmfedpowerless: shows how the liquidity trap. This is similar to the way that ISLM extended the simple Keynesian Cross graph by connecting income to money demand. re given Y.  vimeo. In essence.  vimeo. rational agents short-circuit the policy makers attempts to manipulate the economy. Group 2: The next three screencasts are concerned with the mechanics of the model itself and how it functions.com/econexcel/islmadasmultiplier: shows how the price feedback in the ISLMADAS model shrinks the G multiplier relative to the ISLM model where there is no price feedback. potental GDP position.

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