The following includes a list of tools for learning economics. They include the level of difficulty.


  • Khan Academy Has excellent introductory material. Salman does a great job of explaining the principles you need to know in economics. Level (Basic). Requirements (Algebra, Calculus)

  • MIT's intermediate Macro. MIT's undergraduate courses compare to some graduate level courses. Great way to learn more without getting too technical. Level (Intermediate). Requirements (Micro, Game theory, Calculus, optimization)

  • Queen's University. Provides a course on some intermediate macroeconomics. It uses gentle dynamic optimzation , introduction to growth, business cycles, and consumptions. Level (Intermediate). Requirements (Optimization, calculus)

  • MIT's 1st year Macro Sequence- This is as hard and technical as it gets. 1st year PHD course in Macro with 3 sequences ( I, II, III ). Though the material might be similar to other departments, the problem sets are notoriously difficult and technical. Level (High). Requirements (Everything :)- Optimal control, stochastic processes, linear algebra, differential equation, real analysis)

  • Econometrics

  • LSE Econometrics-Great material for introduction.

  • Econometrics Academy-Youtube channel dedicated to Econometrics

  • NYU Applied Econometrics-This is an intermediate level, Ph.D. course in Applied Econometrics.

  • NYU Applied Econometrics- Panel Data-Ph.D. course in Applied Econometrics for panel data.

  • Misc

  • New economic papers. It takes a long time to publish a paper and therefore published papers are work of previous years. You can what is in the oven at NBER , REPEC , and VOX

  • Advise on how to survive first year PHD at a top institution

  • Notes Includes lecture notes on the main economics subject. Directed at graduate students

  • Textbooks The textbooks you will use during your first graduate studies

  • Micro

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  • Development

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