Economics (Macroeconomics) OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Macroeconomics Course by UC Berkeley

Published Feb 05, 2009

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'Economics' is a free undergraduate OpenCourseWare offered by UC Berkeley that is intended as an introductory course in macroeconomics. It is intended for students who are interested in understanding macroeconomics and the models and theories associated with this discipline. Business professionals, and those interested in understanding the basics of macroeconomics should consider taking this course. This 2008 webcast course is very current and interesting.

Economics: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes Yes No Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
Yes No No

Economics: Course Description

This OpenCourseWare is an undergraduate course that presents the basic concepts and principles of macroeconomics. The lecture-based course consists of 30 audio lectures that are each about 90 minutes long. Subjects discussed include long-term economic growth, business cycles, population growth and employment, inflation, international economies and various economic modeling techniques. These concepts are presented with respect to the economic conditions towards the end of 2008 in the United States. The course compares macroeconomic models with the actuality of real-world economic systems. The course is taught by Professor Stephen Wood who holds a Ph.D. degree in finance.

There are no are there any exams or homework assignments associated with this OpenCourseWare. However, an audio podcast of each lecture is available for download. If you're interested in taking this free Economics course, visit the macroeconomics course page.

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