Macroeconomics I OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Macroeconomics Class by MIT

Published Apr 01, 2009

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers its 'Principles of Macroeconomics' course as free OpenCourseWare. The lecture version of this introductory macroeconomics course was required for students in the Bachelor of Science in Economics program and discussed large-scale economic systems. The free OpenCourseWare version of 'Principles of Macroeconomics' is a great self-study guide for topics like fiscal policy and national debt.

Principles of Macroeconomics: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes No No Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
Yes Yes Yes

Principles of Macroeconomics: Course Description

The original 'Principles of Macroeconomics' lecture course was taught by Professor Ricardo Caballero in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Economics Department. While microeconomics courses familiarize students with individuals' and firms' economic behavior, macroeconomics courses focus on national and international economic systems. The course taught B.S. in Economics candidates about GDP (gross domestic product), trade balances (the value of the products a country buys from other countries versus the value of sold products) and the connection between economic growth and interest rates. It also covered principles of supply and demand and labor market theories.

This OpenCourseWare includes problem sets and quizzes (both with solutions), a reading list, lecture notes and links to relevant course websites. To access these materials and view the reading list, visit the macro-level economic systems course page.

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