Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics

In this free macroeconomics course, following our Principles of Microeconomics, you’ll continue to explore the economic way of thinking and the role incentives play in all our lives.

We’ll cover fundamental macroeconomics questions such as: Why do some countries grow rich while others remain poor? How important is a country’s banking system — and what happened during the recent financial crisis? How did Zimbabwe end up with an inflation rate that rose into the quadrillions?

We’ll also cover important topics like the Federal Reserve, monetary policy, fiscal policy, the Solow Growth Model, institutional analysis, the “economics of ideas,” and more. We'll release a new video every Tuesday. 

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Runs approx 8 video hours

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Can I earn a certificate?

Yes, if you pass the final exam, you will earn the "Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics" certificate on your Marginal Revolution University profile. The exam will be available after the course is finished rolling out. 

How can I get updates on this course?

If you subscribe to this Macroeconomics course by using the button above, you will receive email updates on the course.

Can I use this content in my Macroeconomics class?

Yes, please! The videos are freely available for non-commercial use. Please let us know how it goes.

Teaching Resources

MRU offers teaching resources designed specifically for passionate educators like you! Check out Macroeconomics lecture plans on topics such as Geography and Growth and the Solow Model (Part I and Part II).

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