This course will consist of five lectures about the concept, measurement and consequences of economic freedom. The Economic Freedom of the World index, published by the Fraser Institute and co-authored by James Gwartney, Robert Lawson, and Joshua Hall, will be the focus of the course. Topics will include (1) the Concept and Measurement of Economic Freedom, (2) Economic Freedom and Growth, (3) Economic Freedom and Human Right Violations, (4) The Hayek-Friedman Hypothesis on Economic Freedom and Political Freedom, (5) The Freedom to Travel.
The video lectures are online. Lectures will be Tuesday evenings, 9:00-10:30 pm Eastern Time. They will be recorded and made available for enrolled students to download.
All readings for the course will be free and available online.
Grades and Certificates
The final grade will depend on quizzes. Taking the course for a grade is optional. The Mises Academy is currently not accredited, but this course is worth 3 credits in our own internal system. Feel free to ask your school to accept Mises Academy credits. You will receive a digital Certificate of Completion for this course if you take it for a grade, and a Certificate of Participation if you take it on a paid-audit basis.
If you drop the course during its first week (7 calendar days), you will receive a full refund, minus a $25 processing fee. If you drop the course during its second week, you will receive a half refund. No refunds will be granted following the second week.