Online Courses


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.

Our Go-to Websites for Online Courses

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

E-learning: “Science Matters: Let’s Talk About Covid-19”

This online course from the Imperial College London aims to teach you what the experts know about the unfolding Covid-19 crisis.

Online Course: Development Economics

This course in Development Economics from Marginal Revolution surveys most of the major topics in development, including the following: Geography and Development; Food and Agricultural Productivity; Water Economics; Economic Growth; Bottlenecks, Linkages and Intermediate Goods; Productivity of Firms; Trade; Property Rights; Corruption; Foreign Aid; Finance, Growth, and the Poor; Poverty and Behavior; Health; Education; Politics, Democracy, and War; Migration; and Population and Environment.

You can take the whole course, or just watch the lectures that interest you.

Online Training: IMF “Macroeconometric Forecasting”

This online IMF course in macroeconometric forecasting, offered this year from January 15 to April 15, operates as the fundamental course for further in-person training opportunities in macroeconometric analyses. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2020.

Online Course: MIT “Principles of Microeconomics”

This online course in the foundations of microeconomics from MIT Open courseware provides an online textbook and video lectures that cover the core concepts of basic microeconomics.