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Welcome to our online course recommendations page!

We're starting a webinar series! Check out the announcement here for more information.

In addition, we also have recommendations for great online courses via platforms like Coursera, EdX, and MITx.

If you've taken any of these (or other) online courses through the above platforms, or if you've tried out other platforms, let us know what you liked and what you didn't like by emailing Chrispine at crl2 (at) williams (dot) edu. Your feedback is really valuable to us for knowing what to recommend.

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IDEAS has brought together a calendar with all the virtual seminars related to development that it can find.

Check it out here!

Our Latest Recommendations

Online learning: Principles of Sustainable Finance

This online course from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam via Coursera considers how finance can be used for the good in reaching sustainable development goals.

Online course: “The Past, Present and Future of Urban Life” on EdX

This course on cities is taught by Ed Glaeser of Harvard through EdX. Prof. Glaeser is one of the preeminent researchers in urban economics of today.

Online learning (en Français) “Programmation et Politiques Financières, Deuxième Partie : Conception d’un Programme

This online course from the IMF on Edx focuses on the tools to help you design data-driven macroeconomic and financial policy. It’s the second in a two-part course.

Online learning (en Français) “Programmation et Politiques Financières, Première Partie: Analyse des Comptes Macroéconomiques”

This online course from the IMF on Edx focuses on the tools to help you respond to questions about the health of the macroeconomy and how a cognizance of political economy can help bring the economy to a healthier status. In French.