Learning Economics By self

Learning Economics By self


There are few fundamental steps you can take to become an economist

Self-learn economics

Economics can be a difficult subject to learn on your own but not impossible. There are two different ways with which one can basically learn economics. 

1. Enrolling in MOOCs 

Learning economics through moocs

Enrolling in massive open online course (MOOC) is the first and most effective method. These courses are very informative and frequently cost nothing. A variety of economics lectures from many universities are now accessible online. These courses are either on the institution's own websites or on specialized learning platforms. 

MOOC Platforms

> Coursera (Paid/Free) 

> Udemy (Paid/Free)

> EDX.org (Paid/Free)

> Khan Academy (Free)

> MIT Open course ware  (Free)

> Youtube  (Free)

> BYJU's  (Paid/Free) 

Always take as many courses as you can complete. Sorry to burst your bubble, but if your idea of taking an online course at home involves lying on bed staring into a laptop, this is not how it works. 

The only way to truly benefit from a MOOC is to approach it like a traditional class. At the very least, a desk and a chair will be needed for this. At all cost avoid beds. Additionally, be sure to keep your notebooks and pens close at hand. 

If any of these mentioned platforms requires payment, there is a solution to get these courses free. To get paid courses for free, you will need to search the tricks on youtube and google. 

2. Learning with books 

Learning economics Through books

Let's now examine how to learn economics the traditional way, which is through books. 

While MOOCs are undoubtedly the most cutting-edge way to learn economics on your own, they are not suitable for everyone. Some people desire greater depth, while others merely desire the information without the mathematical components found in an economics course. For both situations, fortunately, there are many excellent economics books available. 

We'll now take a look at some of the top books for learning economics on your own. 

> Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner 

> Thinking fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky 

> The cartoon introduction to microeconomics by  Grady Klein Yoram Bauman 

> Economics in one lesson by Henry Hazlitt 

> The Armchair economist by Steven Landsburg 

> Economics rules by W. W Norton & co

> Economics for Dummies by Sean Masaki Flynn 

Final Note

Economics is a lovely subject, if you learned it systematically and conceptually. Economics controls every aspect of life, whether you choose to learn it or not. A solid understanding of the subject is a fundamental for success in anything you do. Fortunately, self-learning economics is no longer as challenging and elusive as it once was in the era we live in. 

In this article we suggested seven outstanding economics books and seven outstanding massive open online platforms. The key to effective self-learning of economics is to move forward incrementally. Additionally, using examples from the real world may be helpful if you're having trouble understanding complex concepts. 

                                                  Your well-wisher 

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