Prepare for work in policy, finance, consulting, and market research by learning micro- and macroeconomic theories, analysis, and modeling techniques. You can earn a free certificate for completion of any of these online Economics courses, or use two of them to earn credit in leading college programs.

In our Economics courses, you will learn to:

  • use game theory to model markets where agents act strategically;
  • explain the effects of government intervention in markets; and
  • analyze the economic behavior of individuals and firms and how they respond to changes in markets.

  • Time: 83 hours
  • Free Certificate
Introductory course that provides a basic understanding of microeconomic principles. Analyzes the economic factors influencing decisions made at the individual level, after evaluating resources, costs, and tradeoffs.

  • Time: 43 hours
  • Free Certificate
Exploration of the factors that impact the overall performance of economies. The course focuses on public policies helping and hindering the achievement of intended outcomes, such as reducing unemployment or increasing trade.

  • Time: 87 hours
  • Free Certificate
Rigorous introduction to resource allocation in a market economy, with particular emphasis on supply and demand interaction, utility maximization, profit maximization, elasticity, perfect competition, monopoly power, imperfect competition, and game theory.

  • Time: 91 hours
  • Free Certificate
Advanced treatment of the dynamics of the macro-economy, which includes topics related to the determination of aggregate output, the determination of the interest rate, business cycle theories and stabilization, the stock market, household and firm behavior in the macro-economy, and debates in macroeconomics.

  • Time: 49 hours
  • Free Certificate
Detailed survey of the theory behind international trade, trade policy issues, and the implications of tariffs and non-tariff barriers for trade and welfare. Covers theory of exchange rates, international finance, and global capital market.