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Wondering why economists have not predicted serious financial crises? Shocked by economic assumptions of human behavior as self-centered and focusing only on what can be measured? Asking yourself if there are no sensible economic alternatives to free markets? Then you are at the right place to learn economics! This is the first online course that teaches economics from a pluralist perspective. Economic pluralism means that a plurality of theoretical and methodological viewpoints is regarded as valuable in itself and is simply the best way in which economics can make progress in understanding the world. This MOOC will illustrate economic pluralism not only in substance but also in form. You will see not only me, a Professor of Economics, but also a pop-up Prof of our business school, who illustrates the actor perspective of firms, government and civil society. And you will meet an online student, based in Greece, who will help you through the tutorial videos in which I will explain key concepts, tools and techniques. I will not limit myself to the dominant theory, as almost every other course does. Instead, I will introduce you to four very different economic theories for the whole set of standard topics in microeconomics and macroeconomics. The theories are presented every time from broad and more interdisciplinary to narrow and more mathematical. The four theories that I like to introduce you to are Social Economics, Institutional Economics, Post Keynesian economics and, at the very end of each topic, Neoclassical Economics, for the special case of ideally functioning markets. But not everything is different in this course. Like every economics course, it includes numbers, diagrams, tables, equations, and some calculations. Why would you go through the effort of learning the basics of four theories instead of one? Because it will help you to see why many economists cannot predict crises, whereas others can see signals but are often not being listened to because they do not belong to the dominant school of thought. It will also enable you to see that it is just one theory claiming economic agents to be self-centered and focusing on the measurable only. Other economic theories go well beyond these limitations. And, finally, the pluralist approach will provide you with policy alternatives to neoliberalist policies promoting free markets. The objective of this course is twofold. First, to enable you to understand different economic viewpoints, linked to important traditions in economic thought, and basic economic concepts belonging to these theoretical perspectives. Second, to enable you to do some basic economic calculations that are important in economic life, such as calculating an inflation rate, and in economic policies, such as estimating the rough gains from trade for both trading partners, and in economic arguments, such as in calculating utility maximization with given prices and budgets. Please note that if you do all course elements, total course load is likely to be 4 ECT (approx. 134 hours). I hope you will enjoy the course!...


Jan 24, 2018

Excellent course on Theories on economics which has given un the insight of economics via various theory. Really useful to understand many financial aspects / issues on different prospective

Aug 31, 2018

Excellent module... Lots of insights... Without much economics background,this course has enlightened me for further research in various topics ..very good facilitators..


26 - Introduction to Economic Theories 的 50 个评论(共 50 个)

创建者 Gulshan B

Apr 17, 2020

Very Informative Learning Session.

创建者 rajiv s

Jan 24, 2021

Awesome course awesome learning

创建者 Sumit k

Sep 27, 2020

This is very helpful for me

创建者 Abhay S

Oct 11, 2018

Amazing. My wife loves it

创建者 Dhruv J

Jul 8, 2020

good, in depth course

创建者 prakhar s

May 18, 2020

Amazing teachers!

创建者 Bawa J T

Jul 8, 2020

amazing course

创建者 Aadarsh R S

Aug 18, 2020

Good Course

创建者 Ram K

Nov 29, 2019


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创建者 Sanju s k

Sep 30, 2020

its very interesting course and the prof's are very well explained each and every topic with few examples clean and clearly.....

创建者 Enrique C M

Jul 11, 2020

Very interesting as it extends to many different aspects of economy and society

创建者 Hardarshdeep

Apr 17, 2020

Good detailed course...

创建者 Gaurav K A

Apr 17, 2020

Good Cour

创建者 Samarth S

May 5, 2020


创建者 Sophia O

Feb 28, 2021

It was a very promising concept for a course, comparing multiple economic theories and challenging traditionally accepted neoclassical thinking. However it was very difficult to complete without additionally renting the textbook. The videos spent too long on very easy and basic concepts, writing out simple arithmetic, and then breezed over the more complex concepts and definitions, which then were the subject of the graded quizzes. The essays were an interesting activity, but the word count was quite short compared to what the prompts asked and it was difficult to fully expand on the theories and apply them to real-world situations. Also definitely needs some updating-- the tutorial videos with the student Skyping in had very choppy audio and video quality.

If I had come to this course with a better foundational knowledge of post-Keynesian and neoclassical economic theories, it might have been easier to follow along. The course instructors clearly intended this to be introductory level, and it did succeed at that in some ways, but I think it might have been better off to formulate this as an additional course to take after taking basic Econ 101.

创建者 Harriet K

Nov 20, 2018

Essay reviews do not work the way it should

创建者 Domenico B

Feb 22, 2018

This is by far the worst course I have ever attended on Coursera. The quality of the content in the videos is very low; there are no slides available to download; the tutorials are very trivial.

创建者 Christopher R R

Aug 29, 2020

This course is painfully dull. The lectures are all scripted and and not at all engaging. The random quiz questions pop ups are often unclear. Very disappointed.

创建者 varun p

May 28, 2020

The instructor was mostly using jargons. The way of presentation was quite boring and difficult to make sense of.

创建者 William A G

Apr 14, 2020

Far too many errors like neoclassical economics only deals with normal goods. A really dumb error or prejudice.

创建者 Netra V

Jun 16, 2020

Usage of familiar and known terms would be helpful

创建者 Subhodip K

Jun 28, 2019