Who is this class for: This course is for those who are curious about their economy, who want to have a better understanding of markets, the economic roles of the state, and how communities create economic value. It is also meant for those who look for solid arguments for economic policy alternatives to free market-oriented policies. And it is mean for those who are dissatisfied with their standard training in economics and would like to learn about different economic theories than the dominant one, called neoclassical economics. Finally, this course is designed for learners worldwide, with examples from all over the world, from Asia to Europe and the US, and from Africa to Latin America. The course can be taken by anyone with secondary-school level knowledge about economics and mathematics. There is no requirement of previous training in economics or statistics. The course can be done successfully using the online material only. But there is a course book available for those who like to have reading material next to the videos. The course book provides more information than we could get into the videos, but it is entirely possible and doable to follow the course without the book. You can buy the paperback version of the course book at www.routledge.com. You can also find an E-Book version on the following website: https://www.vitalsource.com/products/economics-after-the-crisis-irene-van-staveren-v9781317743088

Created by:  Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • Irene van Staveren

    Taught by:  Irene van Staveren, Prof. dr.

    International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

  • Rob van Tulder

    Taught by:  Rob van Tulder, Prof. dr.

    Department of Business-Society Management, Rotterdam School of Management

  • Maria Dafnomili

    Taught by:  Maria Dafnomili, PhD researcher

    International Institute of Social Studies
CommitmentOverall workload: 134 hours for the whole MOOC. 15 topics are discussed, 5 hours per topic. The other hours will be filled with watching tutorials (14 hours), Pop up professor video's (3 hours), 8 practice quizzes (4 hours), 2 graded essay's (32 hours) and 4 graded MC quizzes (6 hours).
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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Rated 4.9 out of 5 of 7 ratings

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the economy from a pluralist perspective, changes your vision of modern macroeconomics and all business-models in general, gives you a large number of answers to the common question "why?". Strongly recommended.