Open Books

  • Economy, Society, and Public Policy (CORE)
    This book “has been created specifically for students from social science, public policy, business and management, engineering, biology, and other disciplines, who are not economics majors. If you are one of these students, we want to engage, challenge, and empower you with an understanding of economics. We hope you will acquire the tools to articulate reasoned views on pressing policy problems. You may even decide to take more courses in economics as a result. The book is also being used successfully in courses for economics, business, and public policy majors, as well as in economics modules for Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE), and masters’ courses in Public Policy.”
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
    Intermediate Microeconomics is a comprehensive microeconomic theory text that uses real world policy questions to motivate and illustrate the material in each chapter.”
  • Intermediate Microeconomics: Interactive Question Bank
    “This open resource question bank provides problem sets for students of Intermediate Microeconomics. Questions are also created using H5P, which will allow students to check their understanding of theories efficiently.”
  • Intermediate Microeconomics with Microsoft Excel (Second Edition)
    By Dr. Humberto Barreto of DePauw, this book “uses concrete examples via Microsoft Excel in every application, which enables the reader to manipulate live graphs and learn numerical methods of optimization. […] You learn by doing, not by reading.”
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics (Penn State)
  • Introduction to Microeconomics (Penn State)
  • Principles of Economics 3e (OpenStax)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics 3e (OpenStax)
  • Principles of Microeconomics 3e (OpenStax)
  • Principles of Microeconomics (University of Victoria)
    “This book is an adaptation of Principles of Microeconomics originally published by OpenStax. This adapted version has been reorganized into eight topics and expanded to include over 200 multiple choice questions, examples, eight case studies including questions and solutions, and over 200 editable figures.”

Open Courses and Hubs

  • CORE
    “CORE is a global community of learners, instructors and researchers with a mission to reform the teaching of economics. Our content is developed by a team of volunteers that includes 30+ primary authors. They are experts in micro- and macroeconomics, game theory, economic history, political economy, behavioural, labour, industrial, development and environmental economics. Joining them are hundreds of contributors who believe in our mission to transform how economics is taught.” Note that unless otherwise stated, all content on the site is licensed CC BY-NC-ND 4.0, so revising and remixing are not permitted; see the terms of use.
  • Open Economics Courses (Open Yale)
    This set of Open Yale Courses includes “Financial Markets,” “Financial Theory,” and “Game Theory.”
  • The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository
    This site is The World Bank’s official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products. The World Bank Group also supports Open Learning Campus, a learning platform that offers courses, podcasts, videos, webinars, infographics, mobile apps, and games; note that the permissions for these materials vary, and access to some requires a login.