Development Economics: A Free Online Course from Marginal Revolution University

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.

Find more cours­es from Mar­gin­al Rev­o­lu­tion U on our list Free Online Eco­nom­ics Cours­es, a sub­set of our meta col­lec­tion, 1,700 Free Online Cours­es from Top Uni­ver­si­ties.

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