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Economics-Library Resources: Open Educational Resources (OER)

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This page contains links to freely available textbooks, journals, video tutorials, and other materials related to economics.

For general information on Open Educational Resources (OER), see the following websites:​

Open Textbook Collections

Open Educational Resources

Open Textbooks

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What are the impacts of adopting OER?

What Are the Impacts of Adopting OER?

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Other OER lists

Many universities have research guides related to finding OER and provide lists of various repositories and resources.

Simon Fraser University

University of British Columbia

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

British Columbia Institute of Technology

University of Victoria

University of Northern British Columbia

1. Stock Wars-Virtual Investing

Simulation is based on real market trends and users are provided with some virtual money, and they have to put that money to the market that runs similar trends as those of real market.

2. Khan Academy

If you are new to the economics world, then Khan Academy is the best application to learn more about principles of macro/microeconomics. This world-renowned learning platform can be considered as the Wikipedia for the students. Khan Academy provides a quicker way to refresh your concepts of economics and finance.

3.  World Bank Data Finder

The DataFinder app is available to users on major mobile platforms and in four different languages. The application is handy in accessing national, regional, and global data. It also inculcates policy data related to several areas of the education system. App users can access data based on several parameters such as topic, indicator, and country. Data is available in various forms such as tables, charts, or maps.

4. Yahoo Finance

Yahoo Finance is freely available on Google Play Store and it is famous because of its accurate delivery of financial reports and classy articles, analysis, and international financial markets data.

5. Stock Market HD

This mobile application was initially designed for investors, but with time it became handy for economists too. It provides them information related to stock prices and ups & downs in the share market. The unique feature about this app is that one can access the history of stocks of any company.