New Elective Course Good Economics for Hard Times
The MITx MicroMasters program in Data, Economics, and Development Policy is happy to announce that a new DEDP Elective Course will be available starting in the Summer 2022 semester, from May 31, 2022!
Based on the recent book of the same name, Good Economics for Hard Times, which specifically addresses today’s most pressing issues in the United States and other advanced economies, the course provides a broad survey of many strands of the current literature in applied economics. For more information, please visit the course page!
Good Economics for Hard Times is currently scheduled to be offered in each DEDP Summer semester. The most current, up-to-date information about the DEDP schedule of course availability, including important dates, and deadlines, is always available on the DEDP MicroMasters Upcoming Dates page.
All learners are welcome to enroll in and complete the new course, 14.009x Good Economics for Hard Times, but please be aware that if you have already completed the other Introductory Elective course, 14.73x Challenges of Global Poverty, completing 14.009x will not count toward your DEDP Program Credential. For more information, please continue reading, below.
Updated DEDP Program Credential Requirements
With the addition of a second Introductory-level Elective course, the course requirements for earning the MITx MicroMasters Program Credential in Data, Economics, and Development Policy have been updated.
Learners must still complete five online courses—all three core courses and two elective courses—but at least one of the elective courses chosen must be an Advanced Elective course. Only one Introductory Elective course may count toward the Program Credential. Please continue reading for the full description of the requirements:
All learners must complete and earn passing scores for five online DEDP courses and also complete and earn passing scores in the Proctored Exam for each course, all on the MITx Online platform.
All learners must complete all three core courses:
- 14.100x Microeconomics
- JPAL102x Designing and Running Randomized Evaluations
- 14.310x Data Analysis for Social Scientists
Learners must also complete two elective courses from the four options—including at least one Advanced Elective. A maximum of one Introductory Elective will count towards the Program Credential: