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OER | Economics

On this webpage you will find  OER-Economics textbooks along with supplemental materials and a few lecture videos

The purpose of these discipline-specific pages is to display content that might be of interest to faculty who are considering adopting open educational resources for use in their classes. This list of content is by no means exhaustive.  The nature of open educational resources is very collaborative and it is in that spirit that we encourage any comments about the content featured on this page or recommendations of content that are not already listed here. 

Open Textbook Collections

College Open Textbooks
A collection of free Economic textbooks available online or for download.

Teaching economics as if the last three decades had happened. Open Access introductory text for undergraduates. Registration is required but it is easy to do. Text is available as printable PDFs or as an Inkling app for the IPad.

Lumen Learning
Lumen Learning provides a textbook on Economics that covers various chapters such as Economic Growth, Challenges to Efficient Outcomes, and Unemployment.

MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community.

OER Commons
OER Commons provides a curated collection of textbooks and resources for Economic studies.

OpenStax College
Open Stax provides a collection of textbooks on Principles of Economics, Principles of Microeconomics and Principles of Macroeconomics.

Open Textbook Library
From the University of Minnesota, this collection of e-textbooks includes books on economic analysis, microeconomics, and more. The books are openly licensed, complete, and suitable for adoption. There is also a paid option for students who want to get a print edition.

Courses and Videos

Crash Course Series: Economics
This YouTube crash course series with Jacob Clifford and Adriene Hill starts out by discussing what economics is and is not.

Economics & Finance - edX
Learn the key macroeconomic and microeconomic indicators and how they drive economic policy and financial decision-making. Explore topics in risk management, pricing models, globalization and more with courses from Caltech, MIT, TsinghuaX and other top institutions worldwide.

Future Learn - Economics
Future learn provides courses on economics such as "The Politics of Economics and the Economics of Politicians", "Economics of Crime", and "Exploring Economics: Will the Next Generation Be Worse Off?"

Khan Academy - Economics and finance
Videos and lessons that define Economics and introduce some of the fundamental tools and perspectives economists use to understand the world around us.

MIT Open Courseware
MIT's Economics department offers an extensive series of online courses. Courses generally include lecture videos, assignments, exams, and more.

Snag Films
Film offers us a powerful tool to raise awareness of important issues not covered by the mainstream news. Our goal is to provide citizens with the information and perspectives essential to creating a more just, sustainable, and democratic society.

Open Yale - Economics Studies
The Department of Economics at Yale offers a wide spectrum of courses for both specialists and non-specialists alike. For undergraduate majors, a core of courses in macro- and microeconomics, mathematics, and econometrics is required. Advanced courses offer training in economic history, finance, theory, international and developmental economics, market organization, human resources, and the public sector.

TED ED: Lessons Worth Sharing - Economics
Create and share lessons around any TED-Ed original, TED Talk or YouTube Video.

Every course on Coursera is taught by top instructors from the world’s best universities and educational institutions. Courses include recorded video lectures, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments, and community discussion forums.

Additional Resources

Economics Network
We aim to enhance the quality of learning and teaching throughout the Higher Education economics community.

HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

Macro Think Institute
Macrothink encourages the publication of research papers in the fields of operations management, production management, strategic management, marketing, economics, financial, information technology management, business analysis, business strategy, business development, enterprise management, human resource management and relevant subjects.

Open Economics Resource
The Open Economics Working Group is run by the Open Knowledge Foundation in association with the Centre for Intellectual and Property Law (CIPIL) at the University of Cambridge.


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