Making the Best of UChicago Economics Available to Everyone

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A Breakthrough Course

Professors John A. List and Steve Levitt set out to design an accessible, engaging curriculum to introduce the principles of economics to students across the University; the response was extraordinary, and it became one of the most popular courses in the catalog. Now, we're working to adapt the course and bring the power of economics to everyone, everywhere.

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A Modern Economics Syllabus

The field of economics has generated powerful insights which have fundamentally shaped the our world, but because of its emphasis on mathematical rigor, some key concepts can be clouded by complexity. In this course, we set aside the math to explore big economic ideas and questions such as: what does it mean to think like an economist, how can we use economic thinking to make the world a better place, and how does economic thinking sometimes get you into trouble.

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The Economics for Everyone material is presented by brilliant University of Chicago scholars who are passionate about bringing economics to everyone. Each of our contributors brings a unique perspective from their experience as economists, but they are all united in their goal to bring informative and accessible material for everyone.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any pre-requisites for Economics for Everyone? Is it an AP Economics or standards-aligned curriculum? Is there an assessment I can take for class credit? Answers to these questions and more in our FAQs.