In this new online course (MOOC), Professor Peter van Bergeijk and Ksenia Anisimova offer a completely new angle to policy analysis by focusing on the truly global level and taking an empirical orientation on very recent data. Sustainability (environmental and related to the UN's SDGs), equality and heterodox (that is: non mainstream) views on the economy are important for an Earth Economist.
Taking stock of emerging planet data and analyzing policies during and following the Global Crisis, Earth Economics provides both a topical introduction to basic economic tools and concepts as well as insights into highly relevant problems and recent developments in planet production, growth and governance.
An important issue is the provision of global public goods. Earth Economics highlights the importance of the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Health Organization and the World Trade Organization.
The MOOC also contains weekly reflections on the application of the course content to the COVID19 pandemic.
Participation and registration
The MOOC is free of charge.