The Eurozone Crisis

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Course Date: Anytime (self-paced)

Price: free

Course Summary

What's the future of the European Union and the Euro?


Estimated Workload: Total video time: Runs approx 1.5 video hours

Course Instructors

Tyler Cowen

Tyler Cowen is Holbert L. Harris Professor of Economics at George Mason University and also Director of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He received his Ph.d. in economics from Harvard University in 1987. His book The Great Stagnation: How America Ate the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better was a New York Times best-seller. In a recent poll by The Economist, he was named one of the most influential economists of the last decade, and in 2011 Bloomberg BusinessWeek dubbed him "America's Hottest Economist." Foreign Policy magazine named him as one of its "Top 100 Global Thinkers" of 2011. He co-writes the Marginal Revolution blog with Alex Tabarrok, and he is the co-author with Alex of Modern Principles: Microeconomics and Modern Principles: Macroeconomics, two introductory texts.

Alex Tabarrok

Alex Tabarrok is Bartley J. Madden Chair in Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He is the co-author with Tyler Cowen of the popular economics blog Marginal Revolution and co-founder of the online educational platform Marginal Revolution University. He is the author of the recent e-book Launching the Innovation Renaissance (TED books) and co-author with Tyler Cowen of Modern Principles of Economics, a leading principles of economics textbook.

Course Description

What's the future of the European Union and the Euro? The Eurozone Crisis is one of the most important issues in the world today. In this three week mini-course, we will cover both the institutions that make up the European Union and the underlying economics that are behind the crisis. We cover what is considered "consensus" knowledge by economists while also adding our own speculations in the mix. 

We will be updating this course as the situation changes in Europe. Click the "follow this course" button to stay up-to-date. 

This class does not require any particular knowledge of mathematics. If you pass the final exam, you will earn our "Eurozone Crisis" certificate on your profile.

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Course Workload

Total video time: Runs approx 1.5 video hours

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