This is a free and open set of course materials released by the Saylor Foundation, an educational charity, having been reviewed by three subject-matter experts. It includes sets of readings under the headings "Ancient Economic Thought", "European Thought: Scholastics & Mercantilists", "Classical Economics", "Neo-Classicism and Keynesianism", and "American Economic Thought". There are also self-assessment questions with answer guidelines, and an online quiz.
Subjects in Handbooks and reading lists
This is a free and open set of course materials released by the Saylor Foundation, an educational charity. It is based on the free textbook "Money and Banking" by Robert E. Wright and Vincenzo Quadrini. It is divided into six units, with readings and online resources for each. There are self-assessment questions with answer guidelines, and an online quiz.
This is a free and open set of course materials released by the Saylor Foundation, an educational charitye. It consists of eleven units, each with readings and other web resources.
This is a free and open set of course materials released by the Saylor Foundation, an educational charity, under a CC-BY licence, having been reviewed by three subject-matter experts. It is based on other free resources including Khan Academy videos and the free textbook "Principles of Microeconomics" by Rittenberg and Tregarthen. The material is arranged into seven units: "Introduction to Economics: What Is It?", "Supply and Demand", "Markets and Individual Maximizing Behavior", "The Consumer", "The Producer", "Market Structure: Competitive and Non-competitive Markets", and"Resource Markets".
This is a free and open set of course materials released by the Saylor Foundation, an educational charity, under a CC-BY licence, having been reviewed by three subject-matter experts. It is based on other free resources including Khan Academy videos. The material is arranged into ten units, each with readings, video and in some cases assessment materials.
Module outline and reading list for Economics of Public Issues, taught 2009-10. Released as part of the TRUE project.
This is the reading list for a final year economics course in money and banking or a postgraduate course in Money and Banking.
This is a module outline for students on Business School Masters courses (e.g. Management, Finance and Investment, Risk Management) taking Industrial Economics as a semester 2 option.
Part of the Open Yale site, this course examines "the role and the importance of the financial system in the global economy", presenting financial equilibrium as an extension of economic equilibrium. It includes 26 full-length lectures (available through YouTube, iTunes or individual download with transcripts) as well as a reading list.
Dating from Fall 2005, this course site has been archived under a Creative Commons licence as part of MIT Open CourseWare. It includes five problem sets, three past exams, a detailed reading list and course description. The course aims to cover "the basic tools and some topics of current interest" in international trade and finance.
Reading list and assignments for Labor Economics and Public Policy, taught Spring 2006.
Lecture notes, reading list and assignments for Labor Economics I (graduate-level course), taught 2003-2004.
Reading list and assignments (with solutions) from an undergraduate course taught in Spring 2007. There are also some diagrams available through the image sharing service Flickr.
From an archived graduate-level course taught in 2002, this MIT OpenCourseWare site includes PDF-format lecture slides, a reading list and syllabus.
Originally taught in 2004, this archived course looked at "the different facets of human development: education, health, gender, the family, land relations, risk, informal and formal norms and institutions." Reading list, note-form lecture notes, exams and STATA exercises are available.
Syllabus, reading list, reading questions and essay suggestions from a graduate level course taught in 2010.
Materials from a course originally offered in Spring 2011. "This course introduces students to the economic approach to evaluating obesity. It focuses on attributable health care expenditures, quality adjusted life years, productivity changes, consumer sovereignty, and the incentives and regulations that can be used to change individual adult, parent, and child behavior."
Archived materials from a Spring 2012 course that aims to take students "through the process of forming economic hypotheses, gathering the appropriate data, analyzing them, and effectively communicating their results". Includes reading suggestions and assessment materials (without answers). The course presumes knowledge of statistical methods in economics.
Syllabus, reading list, assignments from a 2003 course that examines the "role of European states in postwar period of rapid economic growth and current crisis."
The materials are available in Traditional Chinese as well as in English.
Reading list and example student work from a 2005 course that "introduces the main debates about the "new" global economy and their implications for practice and policy."
Reading list and essay topics from a 2003 course that explores "why poverty, economic transformations and development policies often have different consequences for women and men, while also examining the history of development itself, its underlying assumptions, and its range of supporters and critics." The content is available in Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese as well as in English.
Reading list, selected lecture notes and assignments from a Masters-level 2008 course that aims to "give a broad insight into the different facets of transportation systems, while providing a solid introduction to transportation demand and cost analyses."
Reading list, selected lecture notes and example student work from a 2006 graduate-level course which "analyzes the relationship among industries, markets, technologies, and national policies, and introduces the concepts of national income accounts, sustainability, and intergenerational equity and their relationship to current economic practice."
Reading list, assignments and essay questions from a 2013 undergraduate course that "examines the implications of economic theories for social and political organization in the context of the historical evolution of industrial societies."
Reading list, syllabus and some problem sets (without solutions) from a 2009 undergraduate course giving "a historical perspective on financial panics. Topics include the growth of the industrial world, the Great Depression and surrounding events, and more recent topics such as the first oil crisis, Japanese stagnation, and conditions following the financial crisis of 2008."
Detailed lecture notes in PDF, reading list, past exams, and assignments from a 2009 course based on Larsen and Marx. Introduction to Mathematical Statistics and Its Applications. Available in Turkish as well as English.
Twelve video lectures and accompnying slides, plus detailed reading list and problem sets from the first half of a 2013 undergraduate course. Topics include "migration, modernization, and technological change; static and dynamic models of political economy; the dynamics of income distribution and institutional change; firm structure in developing countries; development, transparency, and functioning of financial markets; privatization; and banks and credit market institutions in emerging markets." The videos can be downloaded from the Internet Archive or from iTunesU.
Lecture notes, lecture slides, and reading list from a Spring 2013 graduate-level course covering positive and normative issues in international trade as well as inter-regional trade and economic geography.
Archived site for a graduate-level course that ran in Autumn 2013, with reading lists and detailed PDF notes from 26 lectures. The main text used is James D. Hamilton's "Time Series Analysis" and the top-level sections of the course are: Stationary Time Series, Multivariate Stationary Analysis, Univariate Non-Stationary Processes, Multivariate Non-Stationary, GMM and Related Issues, Likelihood Methods, and Bayesian Methods.
"In this course, we will seek to interpret capitalism using ideas from biological evolution: Firms pursuing varied strategies and facing extinction when those strategies fail are analogous to organisms struggling for survival in nature. For this reason, it is less concerned with ultimate judgment of capitalism than with the ways it can be shaped to fit our more specific objectives -- for the natural environment, public health, alleviation of poverty, and development of human potential in every child. Each book we read will be explicitly or implicitly an argument about good and bad consequences of capitalism."
An online course including 245 YouTube videos (totalling about 25.5 hours), online self-test questions and forums in which to ask questions. It is structured into 23 topics.
The site for this 14-week online course, dating from January 2014, includes a detailed reading list, covering topics including development and its measurement, universal health coverage, biodiversity, sustainable cities, and climate change.
Materials from a course delivered in Winter 2010 and based on Clark's 2007 book "A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World." The site includes 26 full-length video lectures, readings and homework assignments.
Institutional Economics site containing links to course outlines for 30+ institutional, behavioural and heterodox economics courses, mostly in the US. Online access to Allan Schmid's working papers, and book 'Property, Power and Public Choice' (in English and Spanish). This argues the general case for countries' economic performance being affected the institutions that shape agents' choices and governments' policymaking, then sets out (and offers some secondary empirical support for) some hypotheses on the impact of different property rights arrangements.
Course handbook and PDF lecture slides from a Spring 2014 course
Current and past materials from an introductory Game Theory course. It includes recommended readings, problem sets, a 95-page PDF booklet of lecture notes, and past exam papers with answers.
Topics and readings from an 11-week course that "focus[es] on central macroeconomic issues of a global reach."
Intended as a resource to fill gaps in the existing mainstream curriculum, this alternative reading list includes some key papers and books challenging neoclassical economics. It then lists books under specific headings such as Institutional Economics, Development, the Financial Crisis, History of Thought, and Marxism. There are also books by Tim Harford, Paul Krugman, and Dean Baker defending the mainstream.