Why haven't economists predicted economic crises?

Irene van Staveren

Get the answer to this and other questions by following following this MOOC on Economics from a pluralist perspective

  • Wondering why economists have not predicted serious financial crises?
  • Shocked by economic assumptions of human behaviour as self-centered and focusing only on what can be measured?
  • Asking yourself if there are no sensible economic alternatives to free markets?

Then you are at the right place to learn economics! This MOOC the first online course that teaches economics from a pluralist perspective - a perspective that regards a plurality of theoretical and methodological viewpoints as valuable in itself.

At the end of the course you will have learned the basics of economics from 4 different theoretical perspectives plus a set of calculating skills.


Starting date: 30 January 2017
Time commitment: 134 hours, 5 ECTs
Costs: Free of charge to follow the course, € 50 to get a certificate
Tutors: Irene van Staveren (ISS professor of pluralist development economics), Rob van Tulder (EUR professor at the Rotterdam School of Management) and Maria Dafnomili (ISS PhD researcher)
For whom: Anyone who is interested!

Full MOOC details

All the details about this MOOC, including syllabus and workload can be found on the Coursera website - 'Economics from a pluralist perspective'.


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