Economics and E-Commerce OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Economics Class with a Focus on E-Commerce by MIT

Published Mar 07, 2009

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If you're interested in applying classic economic models to online business, you're likely to enjoy 'Economics and E-Commerce' OpenCourseWare from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 'Economics and E-Commerce' was originally an advanced undergraduate economics class designed for bachelor's degree students in MIT's Economics Department.

Economics and E-Commerce: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes No No Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
No Yes No

Economics and E-Commerce: Course Description

The original 'Economics and E-Commerce' course introduced students to the fascinating world of Internet commerce through the lens of traditional economic modeling. It addressed questions about entry barriers to various e-commerce industries and also explored pricing and product differentiation issues. Professor Glenn Ellison taught this course using lectures. In addition to applying economic theories about brick-and-mortar industries to e-commerce, Professor Ellison also taught students how the Internet has affected macroeconomics. Since 'Economics and E-Commerce' was designed for upper-level undergraduates seeking their Bachelor of Science in Economics, the course materials assume previous knowledge of mathematical and statistical methods.

This OpenCourseWare includes a detailed reading list and problem sets. You can find out more about this free economics course by visiting the economics of the Internet course page.

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