OER Textbooks | Economics, Finance, and Investing

One of the most common complaints from faculty about using OER materials is that they don’t know how to find materials.  I’ve started to link resources and created a list of OER Textbooks organized by academic discipline. 


Fundamentals of Personal finance

This text by Adam McKee covers the basics of personal finance and is designed to teach financial literacy to “helping professionals.”  It is designed as a general survey of personal money management and is not appropriate for business and finance majors as it would lack the necessary depth.   The text (housed on this site) is available in HTML, Kindle eBook, and in print.


Fundamentals of Market Investing

This text by Adam McKee is designed to teach students the basics of investing with an emphasis on individual investing in a tax sheltered retirement account.  The text is available in HTML, Kindle eBook, and in print.


Beginning Economic Analysis

This textbook is housed on the oddly named Lardbucket.org and was developed by a professional publishing company.


Economics Principles

This textbook is housed on the oddly named Lardbucket.org and was developed by a professional publishing company.


Finance for Managers

This textbook is housed on the oddly named Lardbucket.org and was developed by a professional publishing company.


Finance, Banking, and Money v. 1.0

This textbook is housed on the oddly named Lardbucket.org and was developed by a professional publishing company.

Finance, Banking, and Money  v 2.0

This textbook is housed on the oddly named Lardbucket.org and was developed by a professional publishing company.


Individual Finance

This textbook is housed on the oddly named Lardbucket.org and was developed by a professional publishing company.


Macroeconomics Principles

This textbook is housed on the oddly named Lardbucket.org and was developed by a professional publishing company.


Managerial Economics Principles

This textbook is housed on the oddly named Lardbucket.org and was developed by a professional publishing company.


Microeconomics Principles

This textbook is housed on the oddly named Lardbucket.org and was developed by a professional publishing company.


Policy and Theory of International Economics

This textbook is housed on the oddly named Lardbucket.org and was developed by a professional publishing company.


Policy and Theory of International Finance

This textbook is housed on the oddly named Lardbucket.org and was developed by a professional publishing company.


Policy and Theory of International Trade

This textbook is housed on the oddly named Lardbucket.org and was developed by a professional publishing company.


The Law, Corporate Finance, and Management

This textbook is housed on the oddly named Lardbucket.org and was developed by a professional publishing company.


Theory and Applications of Economics

This textbook is housed on the oddly named Lardbucket.org and was developed by a professional publishing company.


Theory and Applications of Macroeconomics

This textbook is housed on the oddly named Lardbucket.org and was developed by a professional publishing company.


Theory and Applications of Microeconomics

This textbook is housed on the oddly named Lardbucket.org and was developed by a professional publishing company.


International Finance: Theory and Policy

Steve Suranovic, George Washington University

International Finance: Theory and Policy is International Finance Theory and Policy is built on the author’s belief that to understand the international economy, students need to learn how economic models are applied to real world problems. Economic models provide insights about the world that are simply not obtainable solely by discussion of the issues.


Money and Banking

Robert E. Wright, NYU

This book is intended for the Money and Banking course.  Wright and Quadrini’s book is the first Money and Banking text to emerge from the financial crisis of 2007-2008 with ample coverage.


Personal Finance

Carol Yacht, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
Rachel Siegel, Lyndon State University

Personal Finance by Rachel Siegel and Carol Yacht is a comprehensive Personal Finance text which includes a wide range of pedagogical aids to keep students engaged and instructors on track.


An Introduction to Cooperation and Mutualism

Michael Boland, University of Minnesota

This textbook introduces readers to the idea of cooperation and mutualism.


Boundless Economics

This catalog contains educational content originally curated by Boundless. In collaboration with the Boundless team, Lumen Learning imported these OER courses to the Lumen Platform, to ensure they remain freely available to the education community after Boundless ceased operations.


Economics – Theory Through Applications

Andrew John, Melbourne Business School

Russell Cooper, European University Institute

This textbook, Economics: Theory Through Applications, centers around student needs and expectations through two premises: … Students are motivated to study economics if they see that it relates to their own lives. … Students learn best from an inductive approach, in which they are first confronted with a problem, and then led through the process of solving that problem.


Good Corporation, Bad Corporation: Corporate Social Responsibility in the Global Economy

Elizabeth Pulos

Guillermo C. Jimenez

This textbook provides an innovative, internationally oriented approach to the teaching of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and business ethics.


International Economics: Theory and Policy

Steve Suranovic, George Washington University

This textbook offers students the theory and models to understand how economics works and how economists understand the world.


International Trade: Theory and Policy

Steve Suranovic, George Washington University

International Trade: Theory and Policy is intended for a one-semester course in International Trade.  The text is built on the author’s belief that to understand the international economy, students need to learn how economic models are applied to real world problems.  The book presents a variety of international trade models including the Ricardian model, the Heckscher-Ohlin model, and the monopolistic competition model. It includes trade policy analysis in both perfectly competitive and imperfectly competitive markets. The text also addresses current issues such as free trade area formation and administered protection policies.


Introduction to Economic Analysis

Dr Preston McAfee, Caltech

Dr Tracy R Lewis, Duke University

This book is suited for an Intermediate Microeconomics course where calculus is required.  Introduction to Economic Analysis presents standard intermediate microeconomics material and some material that, in the authors’ view, ought to be standard but is not.  Introductory economics material is integrated. Standard mathematical tools, including calculus, are used throughout. The book easily serves as an intermediate microeconomics text, and can be used for a relatively sophisticated undergraduate who has not taken a basic university course in economics.


Macroeconomics: Theory through Applications

Andrew John, Melbourne Business School

Russell Cooper, European University Institute

This textbook, Macroeconomics: Theory Through Applications, centers around student needs and expectations through two premises: … Students are motivated to study economics if they see that it relates to their own lives. … Students learn best from an inductive approach, in which they are first confronted with a problem, and then led through the process of solving that problem.


Macroeconomics: Theory, Models & Policy

Doug Curtis, Trent University

Ian Irvine, Concordia University

Macroeconomics: Theory, Markets, and Policy provides complete, concise coverage of introductory macroeconomics theory and policy. It examines the Canadian economy as an economic system, and embeds current Canadian institutions and approaches to monetary policy and fiscal policy within that system.


Microeconomics: Markets, Methods and Models

Doug Curtis, Trent University

Ian Irvine, Concordia University

Microeconomics: Markets, Methods and Models provides a concise, yet complete, coverage of introductory microeconomic theory, application and policy in a Canadian and global environment. Our beginning is orthodox: we explain and develop the standard tools of analysis in the discipline. Economic policy is about the well-being of the economy’s participants, and economic theory should inform economic policy. So we investigate the meaning of ‘well-being’ in the context of an efficient use of the economy’s resources early in the text.


Microeconomics: Theory Through Applications

Andrew John, Melbourne Business School

Russell Cooper, European University Institute

This textbook, Microeconomics: Theory Through Applications, centers around student needs and expectations through two premises: … Students are motivated to study economics if they see that it relates to their own lives. … Students learn best from an inductive approach, in which they are first confronted with a problem, and then led through the process of solving that problem.


Money and Banking

Robert E. Wright, NYU

This book is intended for the Money and Banking course.  Wright and Quadrini’s book is the first Money and Banking text to emerge from the financial crisis of 2007-2008 with ample coverage.


Principles of Economics

This book is intended for a two-semester course in Economics taught out of the social sciences or business school.  Principles of Economics aims to teach considerable range and depth of Economic concepts through an approachable style and methodology.  The authors take a three-pronged approach to every chapter: The concept is covered with a “Heads Up” to ward off confusion, a real-world application for that concept, and a “You Try It” section to make sure students are staying on top of the concept.


Principles of Economics

Multiple Authors, OpenStax College

Principles of Economics covers the scope and sequence for a two-semester principles of economics course. The text also includes many current examples, including; discussions on the great recession, the controversy among economists over the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), the recent government shutdown, and the appointment of the United States’ first female Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen.


Principles of Macroeconomics

The goal of this textbook is to help students understand how real individuals actually work with economics. In this textbook, the authors illustrate the practicality and relevance of economics with a variety of new illustrations and insights.


Principles of Macroeconomics

Multiple Authors, OpenStax College

Principles of Macroeconomics covers the scope and sequence for a one-semester economics course. The text also includes many current examples, including: the housing bubble and housing crisis, Zimbabwe’s hyperinflation, global unemployment, and the appointment of the United States’ first female Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen.


Principles of Microeconomics

Multiple Authors, OpenStax College

Principles of Microeconomics covers the scope and sequence for a one-semester economics course. The text also includes many current examples, including; the Keystone Pipeline, Occupy Wall Street, and debates over the minimum wage.


Sustaining the Commons

John M. Anderies, Arizona State University

Marco A. Janssen, Arizona State University

This textbook discusses the main framework, concepts and applications of the work of Elinor Ostrom and her colleagues for an undergraduate audience.


The Economics of Food and Agricultural Markets

Andrew Barkley, Kansas State University

The Economics of Food and Agricultural Markets is written for applied intermediate microeconomics courses. The book showcases the power of economic principles to explain and predict issues and current events in the food, agricultural, agribusiness, international trade, and natural resource sectors.

Last Modified:  07/29/2018

 

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