The Republic of Ghana in West Africa changed the national currency from old cedi’s to new cedi’s with four zeroes being removed from the old cedi. A very catchy advert was released to promote and explain the new currency which was adopted in July 2007. How many times have you felt like dancing to a Bank of England song? Exactly.
Our picks from the Rock-o-nomics student competition include some outrageously catchy economic cover versions of popular songs.
Monopoly and oligopoly make surprisingly entertaining topics for a music video and these Advanced Placement course students don’t let the catchy chorus detract from the accuracy of their cost curve analysis.
A tour through some key graphs of microeconomics, beautifully sung, and with a completely convincing portrayal of the Little Mermaid by the course leader.
Keynes versus Hayek rap battles
John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich von Hayek were two very influential economists who have opposite views on the role of government in the economy. Their disagreement continues to shape economic and political debate today. These two videos – Fear the Boom and Bust and Fight of the Century – are attempts to convey the two perspectives and what is at stake, with lyrics checked for economic accuracy.
Back in 2006, Glenn Hubbard of Columbia Business School hoped to become chair of the US Federal Reserve, but the job went instead to Ben Bernanke. (It turned out to be a bit of a poisoned chalice as it meant Bernanke would be chairman during the credit crunch.) Columbia Business School students imagine how Hubbard might have felt on hearing the news.
And now two songs by, and for, economics postgraduate researchers! The Metrics Gang- a group of postgrads in University of California Los Angeles – not only made an epic rap video but roped in their guitar- and bass-playing economics lecturers to defeat the Daft Punk robots in a final battle. This is a follow-up to “99 Problems (but the ‘metrics ain’t one)”.