Free Online Economics (Other) Courses from Top Universities

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If you're looking to gain more knowledge of economics for job purposes or for personal pleasure, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) provides numerous courses to choose from. MIT's free courses offer teaching on various analytical and theoretical methods used in economics. Also available is a free audio course on managerial economics from Utah State University.
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Free Economics Courses

Economics classes address a range of topics, including government regulation, economic analysis and statistical theory. Several free online classes include assignments and exams for students to test their knowledge.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Students wishing to learn economics can find a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses through MIT's OpenCourseWare. A number of subjects are discussed, such as the impact government and organizations have on the economy. These classes help students examine the economy in relation to the public sector's role, why governments might intervene and how much, and the response by private agents. They also learn about government competition policy and market power and the government's role in markets in the case of failure of competitive equilibria. Courses that deal with how the economy affects things like employment, wage, immigration and turnover are also taught.

Understanding economic models, theories and statistics is important for economics majors. Several of such classes allow students to learn concepts like regional and dynamic econometric modeling, game theory, instrumental variables, limited dependent variable and probability. Students also have the ability to analyze economic decisions as it relates to market structure, industrial performance and international trade.

Utah State University (USU)

A course that teaches managerial economics tools and principles as well as microeconomics for managers is available through distance learning from this university. This class is available as an audio lecture.

Free Online Economics Courses at a Glance

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Industrial Organizational and Public Policy course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text Yes Yes Yes
Government regulation of industry course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text Yes Yes Yes
Economic Analysis for Business Decisions course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Text Yes Yes Yes
Applied Economics for Managers course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Text Yes Yes Yes
Economic Application of Game Theory course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text Yes Yes Yes
Introduction to Statistical Method in Economics course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text Yes Yes Yes
Public Economics I course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Text Yes No Yes
Economics of Education course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate/Graduate Text Yes Yes Yes
Time Series Analysis course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Text Yes Yes Yes
Non-Linear Econometric Analysis course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Text Yes Yes Yes
Econometrics course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text Yes No Yes
Game Theory for Managers course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Text Yes Yes Yes
Regional Socioeconomic Impact Analyses and Modeling course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Text Yes No Yes
Putting Social Sciences to the Test: Field Experiments in Economics course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text Yes No Yes
International Economics I course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Text Yes No Yes
Labor Economics I course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Text Yes No Yes
Labor Economics II course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Text Yes No Yes
Economics and Psychology course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text Yes No Yes
Managerial Economics course from Utah State University Unknown Audio Yes Yes Yes

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Full Sail University

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Johns Hopkins University

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Purdue University Global

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Colorado State University Global

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Louisiana State University Shreveport

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  • Master of Business Administration - International Business Concentration
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Regent University

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  • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management

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