An MIT professor of Economics, Jonathan Gruber, wants to help everyone to learn basic economics, and for this purpose he has created a course for years: Introductory AP Microeconomics, which has been released on August 15 on edX.org.
“Economics principles explain so much of what drives our everyday life: how people decide which goods to buy and how to spend their time; how firms set prices and hire workers, and whether the outcomes of markets are fair and efficient.”(…) “Economics is a way of seeing the world that’s useful, but it’s also beautiful and surprising and cool. I truly believe our world would be better if everyone took this course. And I know that you’ll have a great time if you take it,” says Professor Gruber.
This free, self-paced, 12 week MOOC combines short videos on economics principles with fun applications in order to provide a level of economics knowledge that is sufficient to pass the Advance Placement (AP) College Board exam.