Sample Online Classes

The shift to online teaching is gaining momentum.  Although I miss the personal interaction, some of the innovations are very positive.  One of my favorites is the Panopto format presentation.  (You can find my YouTube channel by going here.)

The samples you will find below are based on current events.  Initially, I used these during the early weeks of the COVID-19 lockdown to help the students in my European Financial Markets class make the connection between what we read in the literature and discuss in seminar, and what is happening in the wider world.  My goal is to provide a quick (15-20 minute) talk each week to dig a little deeper into specific issues that are rising in importance.

Given the nature of the class, many of these presentations focus on central banking in the euro area.  I will teach different classes next semester and so that emphasis is likely to shift (and I will update this page accordingly).

The list is in reverse chronological order, with the most recent presentations on top.


The 9 June letter from the Dutch government about ‘Next Generation EU’.


The 4 June European Central Bank press conference and the German fiscal package. (Accompanying blog post).


The 27 May ‘Next Generation EU‘ proposal and the ECB. (Accompanying blog post).


The 18 May Franco-German proposal for a recovery fund.  (Accompanying blog post).


The argument for central bank independence.  (Accompanying blog post).


The 5 May German Constitutional Court Decision.  (Accompanying blog post).


The ECB’s 30 April monetary policy meeting.  (Accompanying blog post).


The 23 April European Council meeting.  (Accompanying blog post).


The tensions in Italian sovereign debt markets.  (Accompanying op-ed).


The 9 April Eurogroup summit. (Accompanying op-ed).


Unpacking helicopter money and dual interest rates.  (Accompanying op-ed).


The debate over coronabonds.  (Accompanying blog post).


The ECB’s initial response to the crisis.  (Accompanying Foreign Affairs piece).


As a guide — the ‘blog posts’ point to my website, the ‘op-eds’ point to other websites.  If I publish somewhere mainstream, I will put the name in the link.