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
Explore basic microeconomic principles and the economic factors that influence decisions made at the individual level after evaluating resources, costs, and tradeoffs.

  • Time: 43 hours
  • Free Certificate
Explore the factors that affect the overall performance of economies, with a focus on how public policies help and hinder the achievement of intended outcomes, such as reducing unemployment or increasing trade.

Explore the themes of the Austrian school of economics by Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, and Murray Rothbard, including the topics of human action, value, utility, scarcity, opportunity cost, time preference, capital, trade, money, and prices.

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

  • Time: 91 hours
  • Free Certificate
Explore the dynamics of the macroeconomy, including topics like aggregate output, the interest rate, business cycle theories, how to stabilize the business cycle, the stock market, household and firm behavior in the macroeconomy, and current debates in macroeconomics.

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