Online courses

Enhance your understanding of the world’s most important issues with CORE’s free, online courses, based on The Economy and Economy, Society, and Public Policy.

 

Doing Economics: Measuring climate change

Doing Economics: Measuring climate change is CORE’s first online course on Coursera. Created by CORE’s Eileen Tipoe, who co-authored Doing Economics and Economy, Society, and Public Policy, this online course provides learners with an opportunity to improve their data-handling skills in Excel by using real-world data on climate change. Selected readings provide background information on the data learners are working with. The course also explores the consequences of climate change and how governments can address this issue.

Learners can complete this course on their own, or as part of a CORE module they are studying, since it comes with many of CORE’s usual teaching features:

  • data charts,
  • content from The Economy, and Economy, Society, and Public Policy,
  • summary questions with immediate feedback.

We recommend 4 weeks to complete the course. This is a great opportunity for learners to enhance their economic and quantitative skills. At the end of the course, learners can purchase a Coursera Course Certificate.

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Measuring economic inequality in today’s world

Measuring economic inequality in today’s world is CORE’s first online course on FutureLearn. Created by CORE’s Eileen Tipoe, who co-authored Doing Economics and Economy, Society, and Public Policy, this online course provides learners with a historical overview of the evolution of economic inequality over the past millennium, and introduces them to quantitative tools to measure it with real-world data. The course also explores issues of inequality in health and education, and its measurement.

Learners can complete this course on their own, or as part of a CORE module they are studying, since it comes with many of CORE’s usual teaching features:

  • data charts
  • content from The Economy, and Economy, Society, and Public Policy,
  • summary questions with immediate feedback.

We recommend 4 weeks to complete this course. This is a great opportunity for learners to enhance their economic and quantitative skills. At the end of the course, learners can obtain a University College London (UCL) certificate of achievement by upgrading their FutureLearn account.

 

FutureLearn is an online educational platforms offering courses on several subjects, created by partner universities – including University College London (UCL), the university partner for Measuring economic inequality in today’s world.

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Economic Inequality

To learn more about:

  • the trends in income and income inequality over the past few centuries,
  • how to measure inequality, and
  • policies that can address economic inequality

visit CORE’s ‘Economic inequality pathway’, a learning experience assembled like a storyline, which users can go through at their own pace. It consists of slideline figures, text, and items of assessment with immediate feedback which illustrate concepts related to economic inequality.

The pathway is available on LabXchange, Harvard’s online learning platform.

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COVID-19 transmission and economic networks

The ‘COVID-19 transmission and economic networks pathway’ is a learning experience assembled like a storyline, which users can go through at their own pace.

It consists of slideline figures, text, and items of assessment with immediate feedback which illustrate the economic concepts related to virus transmission and the network model we use.

The pathway is available on LabXchange, Harvard’s online learning platform.

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