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Political Economy of Institutions and Development

Economics, Politics

Platform: Coursera, Universiteit Leiden

Level: Beginner

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?

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Welcome to Game Theory

Economics

Platform: Coursera, University of Tokyo

Level: Beginner

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

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Economics: Consumer Demand

Economics

Platform: edX, Babson

Level: Beginner

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:

  1. principles of demand
  2. determining factors and their benefits for individuals
  3. decision makers in firms
  4. 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

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Principles of Economics

Economics

Platform: edX, Stanford University

Level: Beginner

If you have no prior experience in economics this course is the perfect introduction to economics! At first you will study microeconomics and later on also macroeconomics all in a period of only 8 weeks and with only 5-10 hours of work a week!

Here is the link: https://www.edx.org/course/principles-of-economics

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Introduction to Economics: Macroeconomics

Economics

Platform: edX, Seoul National University

Level: Beginner

Learn more about the major concepts of macroeconomics! The good news is that no prior knowledge is required. Overall, the course covers 6 weeks with four to five hours of work a week.

This is the link if you want to find out more: https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-to-economics-macroeconomics

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Macroeconomics – The Basics

Economics

Platform: edX, Doane

Level: Beginner

Over the duration of 8 weeks, you will learn about the following:

  1. basic economic concepts
  2. variations in different economic systems
  3. macroeconomic statistisc (e.g. GDP)
  4. the uses of monetary and fiscal policies
  5. macroeconomic challenges

Interested? Find out more here: https://www.edx.org/course/macroeconomics-literacy

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Microeconomics: The Power of Markets

Economics

Platform: Coursera, University of Pennsylvania

Level: Intermediate

This course will introduce you to the microeconomic theory. As the course is directed at people who already have some experience, I would recommend the course only if you have studied microeconomics previously. However, if you have this course is really great because if only takes around 9 hours to complete!

Explore this course further at the following link: https://www.coursera.org/learn/microeconomics-part1?

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The Global Financial Crisis

Economics/Finance

Platform: Coursera, Yale

Level: Intermediate

Over the course of four weeks, or 24 hours, you will learn about the causes, events, policy responses, and the aftermath of the recent financial crisis.

Interested? Click on this link to learn more: https://www.coursera.org/learn/global-financial-crisis?

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Game Theory

Economics

Platform: Coursera, Stanford University + the University of British Columbia

Level: Beginner

This course will provide you with the basics of Game Theory:

  1. representing games and strategies
  2. the extensive form
  3. Bayesian games
  4. repeated and stochaistic games

+ a lot more!

The good news is that this course only takes around 12 hours to complete, or around three weeks!

Here is the link for more information: https://www.coursera.org/learn/game-theory-1

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Introduction to Economic Theories

Economics

Platform: Coursera, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Level: Beginner

This lecture series teaches economics from a pluralist perspective. Pluralism in economics is a movement that encourages more openness in its approaches, subjects, and standpoints. This course may therefore be very interesting and different even for those people who already have some knowledge in the economics field. The course takes roughly 42 hours to complete, but is really worth it as over the course of four weeks, you will be introduced to the following four theories:

  1. Social Economics
  2. Institutional Economics
  3. Post Keynesian Economics
  4. Neoclassical Economics

Are you fascinated by this course? Click on this link to find out more: https://www.coursera.org/learn/intro-economic-theories