Unit 2 Macro: Videos on Productivity
Here is a selection of short video clips that might be useful when teaching the economics of productivity as part of the AS macro course. I often start with the “Fast Hands” video clip (one minute only) because it raises all kinds of issues about division of labour and the quality of life of people who do these tasks. And the short 25 second clip on the world’s fastest hand is guaranteed to make a mark! If you have some other videos on productivity to share please leave a link in our comment slot at the bottom of the blog.
The Guardian business web site has this excellent photo stream on life inside the Nissan car factory. Follow them on Twitter
UK output per person employed
Manufactured landscapes - fast hands
World’s fastest hand
Indian bread maker shows off
Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK builds 1,000,000 Qashqais
Posted December 2011
Parkway Volkswagen (UK) - Productivity Goes Beyond the Desk with Cisco Small Business Solutions
Why US Manufacturing Can Take On China - Financial Times Analysis
(Looks at differences in absolute productivity between the USA and China)
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