Great Economists

Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok at Marginal Revolution University have started a new course, titled Great Economists: Classical Economics and its Forerunners. Here’s the description:

Who were the first economic thinkers? What are the very origins of economic thought? What did earlier economists understand but has been lost to the modern world? Why is Adam Smith the greatest economist of all time? How did the economic issues of the 18th and 19th centuries shape the thoughts of the classical economists? This class, which covers the history of economic thought up until the “Marginal Revolution” in the 1870s, will answer all of these questions and many others.

This course is non-technical and is accessible to a beginner. If you pass the final exam, you will earn our “Great Economists” certificate on your profile.

I plan on following this one closely, since I’m anxious to expand my knowledge of the history of economic thought.


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