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Sobre o curso

Wondering why economists have not predicted serious financial crises? Shocked by economic assumptions of human behavior as self-centered and focusing only on what can be measured? Asking yourself if there are no sensible economic alternatives to free markets? Then you are at the right place to learn economics! This is the first online course that teaches economics from a pluralist perspective. Economic pluralism means that a plurality of theoretical and methodological viewpoints is regarded as valuable in itself and is simply the best way in which economics can make progress in understanding the world. This MOOC will illustrate economic pluralism not only in substance but also in form. You will see not only me, a Professor of Economics, but also a pop-up Prof of our business school, who illustrates the actor perspective of firms, government and civil society. And you will meet an online student, based in Greece, who will help you through the tutorial videos in which I will explain key concepts, tools and techniques. I will not limit myself to the dominant theory, as almost every other course does. Instead, I will introduce you to four very different economic theories for the whole set of standard topics in microeconomics and macroeconomics. The theories are presented every time from broad and more interdisciplinary to narrow and more mathematical. The four theories that I like to introduce you to are Social Economics, Institutional Economics, Post Keynesian economics and, at the very end of each topic, Neoclassical Economics, for the special case of ideally functioning markets. But not everything is different in this course. Like every economics course, it includes numbers, diagrams, tables, equations, and some calculations. Why would you go through the effort of learning the basics of four theories instead of one? Because it will help you to see why many economists cannot predict crises, whereas others can see signals but are often not being listened to because they do not belong to the dominant school of thought. It will also enable you to see that it is just one theory claiming economic agents to be self-centered and focusing on the measurable only. Other economic theories go well beyond these limitations. And, finally, the pluralist approach will provide you with policy alternatives to neoliberalist policies promoting free markets. The objective of this course is twofold. First, to enable you to understand different economic viewpoints, linked to important traditions in economic thought, and basic economic concepts belonging to these theoretical perspectives. Second, to enable you to do some basic economic calculations that are important in economic life, such as calculating an inflation rate, and in economic policies, such as estimating the rough gains from trade for both trading partners, and in economic arguments, such as in calculating utility maximization with given prices and budgets. Please note that if you do all course elements, total course load is likely to be 4 ECT (approx. 134 hours). I hope you will enjoy the course!...

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17 de out de 2021

This was a fantastic course explaining the 4 major different economic theories. The professors and assistant were great in explaining the information in this course and providing excellent examples.


24 de jan de 2018

Excellent course on Theories on economics which has given un the insight of economics via various theory. Really useful to understand many financial aspects / issues on different prospective

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por Mariana M M

25 de mai de 2020

Thank you Irene, Rob and Maria! For someone with a Science/Medical background, this course was constant source of surprises and "aha" moments.

por Pierre D E

5 de out de 2020

Learning with Coursera was a great journey and an excellent boost for my career, and I'm looking forward to go deeper with their offers.

por Liliana P G

17 de nov de 2020

I really enjoy the journey of this course, excellents professors i really get to differentiate the economic theories

por Aastha C

12 de out de 2021

This course really helped me in developing great insights for the subject. Thank you Madams and Sir.

por Ajay K K

15 de dez de 2019

It was a great learning experience . Course materials and tutorials were easy to follow. Thank you

por Yash K S

5 de mai de 2020

I enjoyed learning this course!! Thank you professor and also pop-up professor!!

por Sandesh N

8 de mar de 2021

Excellent Programme, enough time to go through each week.

por Koduri C

30 de mai de 2020

very nicely taught but takes time in peers reviewing

por yashasva S

19 de mai de 2020

It was helpful, really nice course for beginners.

por Dr. R

12 de ago de 2020

Very good course ..... great opportunity to learn

por Nutsa B

1 de jan de 2021

The course was really interesting and helpful

por NEHA C

18 de jan de 2020

Good Learning and best peer grading system.

por Gulshan B

17 de abr de 2020

Very Informative Learning Session.


11 de fev de 2022

I have really enjoyed the course.

por rajiv s

24 de jan de 2021

Awesome course awesome learning

por Jillian P

6 de mai de 2022

Loved it and learned a lot!

por Sumit k

27 de set de 2020

This is very helpful for me

por Ahmad M A P

28 de nov de 2021

Very cool and inspirative


8 de jun de 2021

its impactful and awesome

por Abhay S

11 de out de 2018

Amazing. My wife loves it

por Dhruv J

8 de jul de 2020

good, in depth course

por prakhar s

18 de mai de 2020

Amazing teachers!

por Arup G ( - D

28 de nov de 2021

very Nice course

por Bawa J T

8 de jul de 2020

amazing course

por Aadarsh R S

18 de ago de 2020

Good Course