8 Economics

Last update: Jun 5/19

Case Studies

Canada’s Pacific Groundfish Trawl Fishery: Ecosystem Conflicts This is a Canadian created resource(CC BY)

An open case study by the University of British Columbia that looks conflicts between  British Columbia’s commercial fishing industry and environmental NGO’s.


Lectures in Quantitative Economics This is a Canadian created resource(CC BY-ND)

This website presents a series of lectures on quantitative economic modeling.  It provides a hands-on instruction manual, with all code written in modern, open source programming languages. Topics include algorithms and numerical methods for studying economic problems, related mathematical and statistical concepts, and basics of coding skills and software engineering. The intended audience is upper level undergraduate students and graduate students and researchers in economics, finance and related fields. There are two versions of the website, a Python version and a Julia version.

Open Learning Campus (OLC) (Check individual resources for permissions)

Inspired by the success and credibility of proven approaches to online learning, the OLC is a learning ecosystem that is open, interactive and networked. It leverages the vast knowledge of the World Bank Group (WBG) and its partners and converts it into actionable learning for effective development.


World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (Licences on specific resources vary)

This repository is the largest single source of knowledge on economic development around the world.


BC Open Textbook Collection: Economics This is a Canadian created resource(Various CC Licences)

A collection of open textbooks on topics related to economics.

CORE: The Economy (CC BY-NC-ND)

This open textbook (available in English and in French) functions as a standard introduction-to-economics text.

Principles of Macroeconomic Literacy (CC BY-SA)

Principles of Macroeconomic Literacy emphasizes basic economic concepts such as value and cost in developing macroeconomic ideas. Students learn concepts involving credit markets, economic planning, and money through short fictional stories in which characters interact in an attempt to make themselves better off. Where many texts put the student in the position of an imagined macroeconomic policy dictator, Principles of Macroeconomic Literacy attempts to make macroeconomics comprehensible to students who live everyday.


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Economics by BCcampus is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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