Intermediate Theory Programs

IIEP Online Intermediate Micro- and Macroeconomic Theory Programs

The Institute for International Economic Policy (IIEP) offers online economics theory programs designed especially for students taking courses that require intermediate level micro- and macroeconomic theory. These would be very useful background, for example, for Econ 6283 (Survey of International Trade and Policy) and Econ 6284 (Survey of International Macroeconomics Theory and Policy).

These programs can also be used to satisfy the intermediate theory proficiency requirements for the Elliott School’s MA in International Economic Policy program. 

The “full” programs below will have pre-recorded lectures, graded problem sets, graded quizzes, online office hours, and a final exam.  All material and assignments will be available online, with the exception of the final exam, which will be hold on August 22ndon the George Washington University campus.  (An analogous set of “review” programs that are completely self-paced is described below.)

 

Combined Intermediate Micro- and Macroeconomic Theory (full program).

Students may sign up simultaneously for both the micro- and macroeconomic theory programs described in detail below.  The combined program costs $1300.

  • More information about registration and payment is available here
Intermediate Microeconomics (full program).

This eight-week online microeconomics program provides students with an intermediate microeconomic theory background. Only students who have completed an introductory microeconomics course should participate. The program will have pre-recorded lectures, graded problem sets, graded quizzes, online office hours, and a final exam.  The bulk of the program will be completed between June 3rdand August 4th. A final exam will take place on August 22.  The program will cost $850.

  • A tentative syllabus is available here
  • A sample microeconomics lecture video is available here.
  • More information about registration and payment is available here
Intermediate Macroeconomics (full program).
  1. This eight-week online macroeconomics program provides students with an intermediate macroeconomic theory background. Only students who have completed an introductory macroeconomics course should participate. The program will have pre-recorded lectures, graded problem sets, graded quizzes, online office hours, and a final exam.  The bulk of the program will be completed between June 10thand August 11th. A final exam will take place on August 22.  The program will cost $850.
  • A tentative syllabus is available here
  • A sample macroeconomics lecture video is available here.
  • More information about registration and payment is available here
Review of Intermediate Microeconomic Theory.

Students may also participate in a self-paced and self-guided version of the full intermediate microeconomic theory program.  The lecture materials are the same in the full version described above but there are no graded homework, quizzes or exams.  Only students who have completed an introductory macroeconomics course should participate.  This program costs $400. 

Diligent review of the lectures, completing practice problems and careful note-taking should provide students with a good background in intermediate microeconomics. 

  • A program description is available here.
  • A sample microeconomics lecture video is available here.  
  • More information about registration and payment is available here
Review of Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory.

Students may also participate in a self-paced and self-guided version of the full intermediate macroeconomic theory program.  The lecture materials are the same in the full version described above but there are no graded homework, quizzes or exams.  Only students who have completed an introductory macroeconomics course should participate.  This program costs $400. 

Diligent review of the lectures, completing practice problems and careful note-taking should provide students with a good background in intermediate macroeconomics. 

  • A program description is available here
  • A sample macroeconomics lecture video is available here.
  • More information about registration and payment is available here

Student reviews:

“Without question, the lessons and material prepared me for international economics…I would certainly recommend to all future Elliott Students.”  

“Overall the program was very well done… I was able to easily adapt the course to my schedule and encountered no issues with taking the course while in China.”

“The program was easy to access, helpful in learning the material, and most convenient for incoming Elliott students. I liked the videos because I could pause and replay certain sections that I had trouble understanding.”