This is a linkpost for

This is a linkpost for the online courses and series of the Marginal Revolution University[1] (MRU):

  • Development Economics by Alex Tabarrok and Tyler Cowen (course). "Economic growth, geography, trade, property rights, foreign aid, politics, poverty, migration, education, and more".
  • Economic History of the Soviet Union by Guinevere Liberty Nell (course). "Marxist Utopianism, The New Economic Policy in crisis, Stalin's rise, and more".
  • Economics of the Media by Alex Tabarrok and Tyler Cowen (course). "Basic economics of the media, media bias, media and government, and more".
  • Economists in the Wild (series). "A video series that profiles economists and their adventures with real-world research".
  • Everyday Economics by Alex Tabarrok, Don Boudreaux, Ian Bremmer and Tyler Cowen (series). "How do the “big ideas” from economics relate to everyday topics?".
  • Great Economists: Classical Economics and Its Forerunners by Alex Tabarrok and Tyler Cowen (course). "Isaac Gervaise, Montesquieu, Adam Smith, Malthus, Ricardo, John Stuart Mill, Hayek, and more".
  • International Finance by Alex Tabarrok, Don Boudreaux, Ian Bremmer and Tyler Cowen (course). "Exchange rates, currency issues, Euro Crisis, international trade, and more".
  • International Trade by Alex Tabarrok, Don Boudreaux, Ian Bremmer and Tyler Cowen (course). "Comparative advantage, increasing returns to scale, factor endowments, arbitrage across borders, tariffs, NAFTA, and more".
  • Mastering Econometrics with Joshua Angrist (course). "Ceteris paribus, selection bias, randomized trials, regression, instrumental variables, regression discontinuity, diff-in-diff, and more".
  • Mexico's Economy: Current Prospects and History by Robin Grier (course). "Growth, independence, development strategies, reforms, Peso Crisis, NAFTA, and more".
  • Money Skills by Alex Tabarrok and Tyler Cowen (course). "Investing, career, efficient market hypothesis, compound returns, renting vs. buying, behavioral finance, and more".
  • Nobel Conversations (series). "An interview series featuring Nobel laureates Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens. Hosted by John Bates Clark winner Isaiah Andrews".
  • Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics by Alex Tabarrok and Tyler Cowen (course). "Causes of wealth, Solow growth model, financial intermediation, unemployment, inflation, business cycles, monetary policy, fiscal policy, and more".
  • Principles of Economics: Microeconomics by Alex Tabarrok, Joana Girante and Tyler Cowen (course). "Supply and demand, prices, the invisible hand, trade, monopoly, externalities, wages, public goods, asymmetric info, and more".
  • The Eurozone Crisis by Alex Tabarrok and Tyler Cowen (course). "The three sides of the crisis, European Central Bank, bailouts, underlying theories, and more".
  • Understanding Data by Thomas Stratmann (course). "The power of statistics, random control trails, analytical approaches, linear regression, and more".
  • Women in Economics (series). This "highlights the groundbreaking and inspiring work of female economists — not only to recognize the important work they’ve done but to also share their inspirational journeys".

I have completed the course Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics, and found it very useful to clarify, solify and expand my knowledge about macroeconomics. I have a background in engineering, but guess it is one the most cost-effective ways of learning macroeconomics. The course comprises 80 videos on the following topics:

  1. GDP:
    1. What Is Gross Domestic Product (GDP)?.
    2. Nominal vs. Real GDP.
    3. Real GDP Per Capita and the Standard of Living.
    4. Splitting GDP.
  2. The Wealth of Nations and Economic Growth:
    1. Basic Facts of Wealth.
    2. Growth Rates Are Crucial.
    3. What Caused the Industrial Revolution?.
    4. Growth Miracles and Growth Disasters.
    5. The Importance of Institutions.
    6. Geography and Economic Growth.
    7. The Puzzle of Growth.
  3. Growth, Capital Accumulation, and the Economics of Ideas:
    1. Introduction to the Solow Model.
    2. Physical Capital and Diminishing Returns.
    3. The Solow Model and the Steady State.
    4. Office Hours: The Solow Model.
    5. Human Capital and Conditional Convergence.
    6. The Solow Model and Ideas.
    7. Office Hours: The Solow Model: Investments vs. Ideas.
    8. The Economics of Ideas.
    9. Patents, Prizes, and Subsidies.
    10. TED Talk: How Ideas Trump Crises.
    11. The Idea Equation.
  4. Savings, Investment, and the Financial System:
    1. Saving and Borrowing.
    2. What Do Banks Do?.
    3. Intro to Stock Markets.
    4. Intro to the Bond Market.
    5. Office Hours: The Bond Market.
    6. Four Reasons Financial Intermediaries Fail.
    7. The Great Recession.
  5. Personal Finance:
    1. How Expert Are Expert Stock Pickers?.
    2. Can You Beat the Market?.
    3. Investing: Why You Should Diversify.
    4. Who Is More Rational? You or the Market?.
    5. Econ Duel: Rent or Buy?.
  6. Unemployment and Labor Force Participation:
    1. The Economics of Choosing the Right Career.
    2. Defining the Unemployment Rate.
    3. Is Unemployment Undercounted?.
    4. Frictional Unemployment.
    5. Structural Unemployment.
    6. Cyclical Unemployment.
    7. Labor Force Participation.
    8. Taxing Work.
    9. Women Working: What’s the Pill Got to Do With It?.
  7. Inflation and Quantity Theory of Money:
    1. Zimbabwe and Hyperinflation: Who Wants to Be a Trillionaire?.
    2. Measuring Inflation.
    3. Quantity Theory of Money.
    4. Causes of Inflation.
    5. Costs of Inflation: Price Confusion and Money Illusion.
    6. Costs of Inflation: Financial Intermediation Failure.
    7. Inflation Throughout the Ages: What Would You Do?.
    8. Office Hours: Costs of Inflation.
    9. Why Governments Create Inflation.
  8. Business Fluctuations:
    1. Intro to Business Fluctuations.
    2. The Aggregate Demand Curve.
    3. The Long-Run Aggregate Supply Curve.
    4. Sticky Wages.
    5. The Short-Run Aggregate Supply Curve.
    6. Changes in Velocity.
    7. Understanding the Great Depression.
    8. Office Hours: Using the AD-AS Model.
    9. Office Hours: Multiple Shocks with the AD-AS Model.
  9. Business Cycle Theories:
    1. Game of Theories: The Keynesians.
    2. Game of Theories: The Monetarists.
    3. Game of Theories: Real Business Cycle.
    4. Game of Theories: The Austrians.
    5. Game of Theories: The Great Recession.
  10. Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve:
    1. Monetary Policy and the Fed.
    2. The U.S. Money Supplies.
    3. The Money Multiplier.
    4. How the Fed Worked: Before the Great Recession.
    5. How the Fed Works: After the Great Recession.
    6. The Federal Reserve as Lender of Last Resort.
    7. Monetary Policy: The Best Case Scenario.
    8. Monetary Policy: The Negative Real Shock Dilemma.
    9. When the Fed Does Too Much.
  11. Fiscal Policy:
    1. Introduction to Fiscal Policy.
    2. Fiscal Policy: The Best Case Scenario.
    3. The Limits of Fiscal Policy.
    4. The Dangers of Fiscal Policy.
    5. Fiscal Policy and Crowding Out.
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    I listed the courses and instructors alphabetically.





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I completed their course on Microeconomics and I found it helpful.

Thanks for commenting, and welcome to the EA Forum, Jachym! I am now doing their course on microeconomics, and I am finding it super helpful too.

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