As students return to their courses after the holiday, CORE is launching its January 2015 beta of The Economy, featuring six completely new units. As always, it is free for you to download: if you haven’t used our material before, there’s a simple registration process. If you already use the course on a mobile device, please don’t forget to update. Inkling should prompt you to do this when you open the app.
Three things to look for in the January release:
1. Units 11 to 16. Authors Yann Algan, Sam Bowles, Wendy Carlin, David Hope and Kevin O’Rourke have created six new units that build on the concepts and models in Units 1 to 10. The titles are: Credit, banks and money; Economic fluctuations and unemployment; Unemployment and fiscal policy; Inflation and monetary policy; Innovation, unemployment and living standards in the long run; and The nation in the world economy.
2. Economist in action videos. Our original videos feature economists describing how their work relates to our course material. You will find the videos embedded in the relevant units:
As before, you can download printable pdfs of the units if you prefer (although that means you can’t take advantage of the interactive models, multiple choice tests, popups or videos). Units on financial crises, the environment, and inequality are already in production and will be published in our next major update. Please tell us your opinion of the new material: you can add comments to the unit pages on this site, email us, or comment on our Facebook page.