Why are some countries rich and others poor? This fundamental question has been on the mind of economists since Adam Smith wrote The Wealth of Nations in 1776. It’s also the question explored in Development Economics, a free course from Marginal Revolution University, an entity created by Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok, two economics professors at George Mason University.
This course is non-technical and accessible to a beginner. If students pass a final exam, they can earn a “Development Economics” certificate to put on their profile.