Great Economists: Classical Economics and Its Forerunners

Isaac Gervaise, Montesquieu, Adam Smith, Malthus, Ricardo, John Stuart Mill, Hayek, and more.

Course overview

111 Videos and Exercises
University Level
No Prerequisites

What you will learn

This free video course covers the history of economic thought up until the "Marginal Revolution" in the 1870s and features a video for each chapter of Adam Smith's "The Wealth of Nations." The videos answer important questions such as: Who were the first economic thinkers? What are the very origins of economic thought? What did earlier economists understand but has been lost to the modern world? Why is Adam Smith the greatest economist of all time? How did the economic issues of the 18th and 19th centuries shape the thoughts of the classical economists?

This course is non-technical and is accessible to a beginner.

Can I earn a certificate?

Yes, if you pass the final exam, you will earn the "Great
Economists: Classical Economics and Its Forerunners"
certificate on your MRU profile.

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