Principles of Economics for Scientists

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Principles of Economics for Scientists

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Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with yo...
Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with your coursework. Coursera also partners with the US State Department to create “learning hubs” around the world. Students can get internet access, take courses, and participate in weekly in-person study groups to make learning even more collaborative. Begin your journey into the mysteries of the human brain by taking courses in neuroscience. Learn how to navigate the data infrastructures that multinational corporations use when you discover the world of data analysis. Follow one of Coursera’s “Skill Tracks”. Or try any one of its more than 560 available courses to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

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Quantitative and model-based introduction to basic ideas in economics, and applications to a wide range of real world problems.
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6/10 starsCompleted
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5 years, 12 months ago
Great idea, so-so execution. The idea is to present economics assuming you know calculus. That makes sense, because many of us learn calculus these days at the age of 14 or 15. And yet every other economics class avoids calculus, offering hand-waving explanations instead of mathematical rigor. The only problem is that the professor doesn't spell out the math carefully, thus defeating the purpose. If any instructors for this class are reading this: please, please write a mathematical treatment booklet similar to the "Essentials of Game Theory" booklet required for the Stanford Game Theory class. The current content plus a carefully edited booklet spelling out the math the online videos skip over would make for a fantastic class.
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7/10 starsCompleted
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6 years ago
A nice introduction to microeconomics, but notice when they write scientists they mean science students. The home work take some time and you only have one try, so you can't correct your calculation and try again. This take away some of the fun of online courses, this effect accumulate and in the end I really need to motivate myself to complete this course.
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6 years ago
This is one of the best courses I have taken inside or outside classrooms, undergrad or grad school, premium or "freemium". Prof Rangel with his highly infectious enthusiasm and authenticity draws you into the world of microeconomics using mathematics as the main tool. His course material is relevant, succinct and contemporary. I measure effectiveness of professors on fluff-to-stuff ratio: Prof Rangel's ratio is all stuff and no fluff. The only issue is if you dare to bat your eyelid during his lecture you might miss a key insight! This is a power-packed course taught at highest levels. So if one wants to just browse around or doze to typical management tall tales this is not the course. I am currently doing one in Macroeconomics that gladly falls in to that category. This one is an inspired jazz concert (a la Coltrane)...
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9/10 starsCompleted
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6 years ago
If you understand things better with an equation, then this course will give you an intuition for economics. The course is an introduction to microeconomics. Half the course is how individuals interact, and the other half is on how to make this better for the whole. Externalities, monopolies, price discrimination, brandking, taxes, income equality, and government controls are all loaded on top of the free market. All assumptions are explained. All models are steady-state. All of this is concretely described in the easiest math possible.
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