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Last updated: 15.03.12

Research and Markets reveals e-learning economics course library

A new e-learning course library on economics has been launched by Research and Markets. The virtual learning environment consists of 16 different modules that can help people to understand economics by providing a comprehensive introduction to the subject. It deals with many of the key topics relating to both micro and macro-economics, covering a wide range of issues. These include organising production, monopolies, competition and oligopolies, outputs, costs, markets in action, liquidity, efficiency, inflation, fiscal and monetary policies, the US Federal Reserve, gross domestic product and the monitoring of cycles. People who complete the online learning course will be able to differentiate between firms on individual levels and determine their investment potential, the developers claimed. Furthermore, an understanding of the variety of market structures in which enterprises operate will be provided, while a breakdown of macro-economic concepts that affect all businesses is introduced. It also examines an economy's monetary sector, the functions of finances and central banks, inflation, circumstances that can result in changes to the value of currency and how cash is created. The e-learning course will look into the implications and goals of particular policies, taking advantage of models and theories outlined by classical economists, Keynesians and monetarists. Research and Markets hold over 80,000 major studies from some of the world's most important analysts, consultants and publishers. It deals with over 350 industries, including business and finance, telecommunications, computing, construction, healthcare, manufacturing, transport, energy and the public sector. Businesses in these areas may be able to find a large range of benefits from online learning courses, as president of the International E-Learning Association Dr David Guralnick recently said this form of education can provide a number of advantages to corporations. These include "job performance improvement, employee engagement and motivation and company cost savings due to improved performance", he remarked, adding: "Learners are engaged and motivated and can make mistakes without impacting the business."

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