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Suggested: Overall workload: 134 hours for the whole MOOC. 15 topics are discussed, 5 hours per topic. The other hours will be filled with watching tutorials (14 hours), Pop up professor video's (3 hours), 8 practice quizzes (4 hours), 2 graded essay's (32 hours) and 4 graded MC quizzes (6 hours). ...

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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 29 hours to complete

Suggested: Overall workload: 134 hours for the whole MOOC. 15 topics are discussed, 5 hours per topic. The other hours will be filled with watching tutorials (14 hours), Pop up professor video's (3 hours), 8 practice quizzes (4 hours), 2 graded essay's (32 hours) and 4 graded MC quizzes (6 hours). ...

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Introduction to Pluralist Economics

3 videos (Total 30 min), 1 quiz
3 videos
Economics as a Science12m
What is Meant by Utility Maximisation?7m
1 practice exercise
Test Your Knowledge about Economics30m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Micro Economics: Individuals, Households and Consumers

11 videos (Total 92 min), 2 quizzes
11 videos
Social and Institutional Economics of Individuals and Households8m
Neoclassical Economics of Individuals and Households7m
Three Theories of Consumption11m
Neoclassical Theory of Consumption12m
How Does Household Bargaining Work in Institutional Economics?10m
How to Calculate the Price Elasticity of Demand?3m
How to Calculate Utility Maximization?5m
How to Derive the Individual Demand Function?7m
What about the Organization of Communities?5m
What about Gender?8m
2 practice exercises
Test Your Knowledge about Individuals, Households and Consumers30m
Graded MC Quiz about Week 1 & 220m
Week
3
12 hours to complete

Micro Economics: Firms and Markets

13 videos (Total 105 min), 2 quizzes
13 videos
Post Keynesian Theory of the Firm10m
Neoclassical Theory of the Firm7m
Types of Markets5m
Market Failures6m
How to Calculate the Profit Rate?4m
How to Calculate the Growth of the Firm in Post Keynesian Economics?10m
What is the Profit Rate in Post Keynesian Economics?4m
How many Workers should a Firm hire to Maximize Profit?10m
How to Calculate Profit in Neoclassical Economics?10m
What are the Key Differences between Types of Markets?11m
What about the Organization of the Market?5m
What about Markets, Consumption and Production?8m
1 practice exercise
Test Your Knowledge about Firms and Markets30m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Micro Economics: The state

5 videos (Total 42 min), 2 quizzes
5 videos
Public Goods and Commons8m
How Can we Find the Optimal Tax Rate?7m
What about the Organization of the State?7m
What about Water and Sanitation?6m
2 practice exercises
Test Your Knowledge about the State30m
Graded MC Quiz about week 3 & 41h 30m
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Top reviews from Introduction to Economic Theories

By HBJan 25th 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

By PGSep 1st 2018

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

Instructors

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Irene van Staveren

Prof. dr.
International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
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Rob van Tulder

Prof. dr.
Department of Business-Society Management, Rotterdam School of Management
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Maria Dafnomili

PhD researcher
International Institute of Social Studies

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