Friday, May 10, 2013

The Great Economists - A Marginal Revolution University MOOC

The Marginal Revolution University is a project started by Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok at George Mason University. MRUniversity offers MOOCs about a wide range of topics in economics. One of the MOOCs released this month is Great Economists: Classical Economics and its Forerunners. The course outline places an emphasis on Adam Smith and his work The Wealth of Nations. The course outline concludes with a section on practical issues faced by classical economists.

Here's an introduction to the course.

Here's one video clip from the course, Introduction to Mercantilism.