Economic Theory

IEA launches free Economics 101 series


In the Media

Mark Littlewood quoted in the Independent

The Institute of Economic Affairs has posted the first in a two-part series of short economics explainer videos. The films – 33 in total – will cover everything from basic economic theory to important historical case studies; guaranteeing viewers will receive a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of economics.

These videos will be posted on the IEA’s YouTube channel free of charge, thanks to a generous donation from The Monnery Trust. Thousands of pupils and students across the world are not currently receiving face-to-face learning or receiving learning materials due to government responses to the Coronavirus. It is important that they be given unlimited access to these useful educational resources.

Professor Syed Kamall, Academic and Research Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs said:

“As an educational charity, the Institute of Economic Affairs is excited to be launching our new Economics 101 online courses for students worldwide, for free, thanks to the generosity of The Monnery Trust.

“We hope that students of all levels will find these explainer videos useful to gain a greater understanding of the basics of economics and the debates between different schools of economics. We also hope that school and university students find them complementary to their coursework, especially during lockdown.”