What Is Economics? | Free Online Course

Course Description

Economics in One Day

Economics is not just dry, statistical analysis or complex mathematical models. It’s fun and inspiring. And since human choice is the starting point for all of economics, learning it should be relatable and intuitive.

FEE's Economics in One Day is both an in-person workshop and an online course, providing an inspiring introduction to the principles of the market economy. You'll learn about scarcity, prosperity, values, cooperation, character, markets, spontaneous order, and entrepreneurship. You'll see the profound effect of free markets on our standards of living.

The workshop is a 3-5 hour, self-paced learning experience with a focus on the humane value of free markets, with hands-on activities and guided discussions centered on themes from Leonard E. Read’s classic essay ‘I, Pencil’. Best of all, it is designed to be delivered by non-economists using interactive, hands-on activities and guided discussions. The online course is a wonderful resource, both as a standalone course for those who want to learn on their own, and as a supplement for workshop participants.

Course Curriculum