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Open Education Resources: Economics

A "getting started" guide covering open, editable, and lower-cost textbooks and open teaching & learning resources for faculty, students, and librarians.


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On this page you will find several openly licensed Economics textbooks along with supplemental material, interactive simulations, and other resources.

Discipline-specific pages are not intended to be exhaustive, but to showcase content that may be of interest to faculty considering adopting open educational resources for use in their classes. 

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Featured Resources

Electronic cost ($0). Print ~$30.

Supplementary Materials for Principles of Macroeconomics include: Getting Started Guide for Students, Sapling Learning($), Memory Science, and for Faculty only: Getting Started Guide for Faculty, Instructor Solutions Manual, Powerpoint Slides, MacroEconomics Test Bank, Sample Syllaus Language, Lumen Learning LMS integration, and Top Hat.

Electronic cost ($0). Print ~$30.

Supplementary materials for Principles of Microeconomics include: Getting Started Guide for Students, Sapling Learning, Memory Science, and faculty-only resources including: Getting Started Guide for Faculty, Instructor Solutions Manual, Powerpoint slides, MicroEconomics Text Bank, Sample Syllabus Language, Lumen Learning LMS implementation, and Top Hat.

Open Textbooks

Microeconomics: Theory Through Applications by Cooper & John (CC BY-NC-SA) 

Money & Banking by Wright (CC BY-NC-SA)


Additional economics textbooks listed by

University of Minnesota Open Textbook Library (search for "Economics")


See also

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