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Monday, December 5, 2016
Online Economics Education
MarginalRevolutionUniversity, called MRUniversity for short, is
an online education website run by Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok, bloggers at
the Marginal Revolution weblog and economics professors at GeorgeMasonUniversity. The website
includes free-to-watch videos, interactive comments, and the option of actively
enrolling and participating in courses, in the fashion of massive open online
courses (MOOCs). The videos and course materials are also accessible for those
who do not enroll in a course or register on the site. The videos are
structured as simple PowerPoint slide presentations with voice-overs by the
speakers. The audio can also be downloaded separately. Those who formally
register for a course and take the final examination can get a certificate of
MarginalRevolutionUniversity was announced by Tyler Cowen on the
Marginal Revolution blog on September 5, 2012.
Alex Tabarrok subsequently
announced that MarginalRevolutionUniversity's
first course would be on development economics.
Around October 1, 2012, the first
videos for the development economics course started going up on the site, and
more videos were gradually rolled out through December 2012.