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Open Educational Resources: Economics OER

Educational materials made freely and legally available on the Internet for anyone to reuse, revise, remix and redistribute.

Major Repositories

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Free and open learning materials for job-driven workforce development

Repository for the Open University in the United Kingdom.

Open Textbooks

Here are some examples of the many OER textbooks available for economics.  Search for others in the repositories linked on the left, or contact a librarian to help you find what you want.


OpenStax textbooks are free, open-source, peer-reviewed, and high-quality.  Most include test banks, slides, and other supplemental materials for faculty. 

Principles of Economics  Principles of Macroeconomics   Principles of Microeconomics  
A second edition of their Principles of Microeconomics is in development and will be available soon.

Library Liaison contact info

For librarian help in finding OER materials for economics, contact Mary Beeker at or 995-1015.

The CORE Project


Economic Policy Simulator

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