Over 50 participants took part in our economics quiz this past week! We are very honored to announce that in the end anloveschoco won with 9 out of 11 points. Four people tied for runner-up: bennilein_, likely2bjess, tyyne.kb, and angusmwalker. All achieved 5 out of 11 points. Congratulations and a huge thank you to everyone who participated! We look forward to hosting the next quiz soon!
Platform: Coursera, University of Illinois
This course aims to show students how economists think. It takes approximately 27 hours to complete. The material is divided into 8 weeks.
You can find out more here: https://www.coursera.org/learn/microeconomics?
Country-related, Politics, Economics
Platform: Coursera, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
In this course, you will learn about the interesection of economics and politics that is the case in China. Additionally, you will also learn about the orgins of China’s political system, how decisions are made, the extent to which Chinese citizens can get involved in politics, and China’s political future. The course takes around 19 hours to complete and is divided into 7 weeks.
Interested? Find out more here: https://www.coursera.org/learn/chinesepolitics1?
Platform: edX, TU Delft
Our global society is not sustainable. The circular economy model provides solutions to these challenges. In this course, you will be introduced to and learn the basics of the Circular Economy over a period of seven weeks (with 3-6 hours of studying time a week).
Here is the link to the course if you want to find out more: https://www.edx.org/course/circular-economy-an-introduction
Platform: Coursera, Universiteit Leiden
In this course you will learn about the way in which politics and economics are interconnected in our modern world. Over the course of 10 weeks (and around 21 hours) you will also learn about different studies that were conducted to compare different political systems and the economical development of countries and why these studies may not be reliable.
Interested? Find out more here: https://www.coursera.org/learn/political-economy?
Platform: Coursera, University of Tokyo
Looking for a short introduction to game theory? Then this course is perfect for you as it introduces you to the key fundamental ideas behind the key concepts of game theory (equilibrium, rationality, etc.). Furthermore, the course only takes 14 hours to complete. What are you still waiting for?
Here is the link to get started: https://www.coursera.org/learn/game-theory-introduction
Platform: edX, Babson
In order to be able to understand how markets work, you have to understand demand. This online course will teach you the following apsects of demand:
- principles of demand
- determining factors and their benefits for individuals
- decision makers in firms
- policy makers
Throughout the 4 weeks that the course is divided into, you will need to dedicate approximatley 4 to 6 hours of your time to the completition of this course.
At the following link you can find out more: https://www.edx.org/course/economics-consumer-demand-2
Platform: edX, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Level: Beginner, but some experience in economics and statistics is useful
For those of you who are interested in the challenges that massive poverty creates, this course is perfect as you will become familiar with the key questions scholars in these fields are trying to answer. You can be sure that this course goes into a lot of depth because it is 11 weeks long, with around 12 to 14 hours of studying a week.
Explore this course more here: https://www.edx.org/course/the-challenges-of-global-poverty
Platform: Coursera, University of Geneva
Although this course only takes around 10 hours to complete, you will still learn a lot! Over the course of 5 weeks you will look at the challenges private and public stakeholders are currently facing that are related to the water cycle. Additionally, you will also look into some approaches these stakeholders can use to combat these challenges.
Here is the link to the course: https://www.coursera.org/learn/water-management?
Platform: Coursera, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Over the duration of 4 weeks (or 24 hours), you will learn about the main assumptions of the international relations theory by using both a historical approach and analysing current political problems.
Interested? Find out more here: https://www.coursera.org/learn/international-relations-theory?