Oxford Diploma : Economics for the Thoughtful Student

An unusual approach to learning Economics

4.50 (37 reviews)
Social Science
12.5 hours
Sep 2021
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regular price

What you will learn

A sense of pride that merely by enrolling they have helped dogs

A greater understanding of Economics (as taught by dogs)

Be aware of surprising parallels between 'Trumponomics' and 'Dogonomics'

If you own a dog you will now look at your 'friend' in a whole new light!

Economics and decluttering

Consumerism v minimalism

Is minimalism bad for the economy?

Buddhist economics


Notice: Please do NOT enrol on this course on impulse, thinking you might watch it later. Maybe show an interest on impulse, yes, but before you enrol, watch the Preview videos, read the Course Description and then make a decision. If you then enrol then please start the course as soon as possible. Watch the lectures, look at the workbooks and join in the discussions. Joining my courses is a serious business and I want you to get the most out of your study – but I also want you to enjoy the course.

That is why I am asking that you only enrol because you really want to and that you start the course intending to make full use of all the resources.

You will be very welcome.

Just to answer your immediate question....YES! ALL the fees due to me go to CHARITY!

Five reasons to TAKE THIS COURSE right now:

  1. You cannot lose - 30 day refund if you really really don't like the course BUT if you DO like it:

    a. updated lectures

    b. case studies based on very very current news items

    c. detailed responses to messages

    d. I constantly attempt to have a 'class atmosphere' e.g. throwing questions open to all

    e. regular Announcements that are not disguised sales ploys

    f. regular FREE access to numerous other courses offered by me

  2. I am a lecturer/teacher in Economics by trade i.e. I teach full-time for a living. I have been Principal, Director of Studies and Head of Economics. (Oxford, UK)  I have lectured in University, adult evening classes and also run over 50 seminars in the UK

  3. I am/have been an Examiner for FIVE different examination boards

  4. I have 100+ books on Amazon - many of them about business/economics

  5. The success of my students has been featured on the BBC, Daily Telegraph, The Times and I have been featured on TV in 2 countries.


I make courses on Udemy primarily because I enjoy the process of causing learning. Many of my courses are to improve lives. One of the Economics courses is to raise money for charity. (100% of revenue goes to the charity)


Fundamentally this course is about helping you.

About this course - it's about DOGonomics....



Dogonomics is the use of the economy for the betterment of dogs.

Just by enrolling on this course you will be helping dogs as ALL FEES  from the Instructor and Videographer are waived and given to Dogs4Rescue, a UK charity for dogs.

Just by looking at the PREVIEW helps raise awareness!

So, unique among ALL Udemy courses, your enrolment is an example of market forces (supply,demand) being used to help dogs...

This course covers many many topics in Economics:

  • Demand

  • Supply

  • Elasticity

  • Competition

  • Game theory

  • Small firms

  • Micro-economic policy

  • Macro-economic policy

  • Brexit

  • Interest rates

  • Health Economics

  • Buddhist Economics

Despite appearances, this is a very serious course - with some humour thrown in! By enrolling on this course and working through the many lectures you will learn and learn, think - and perhaps smile a bit.

Plus you will be providing direct help to saving dogs and improving their lives.

You will learn economics from dogs - and by doing so, you will be helping them.

This is a course that you will certainly remember!

New workbook added: Decluttering (July 2019)


Chapter 1 : The economics of decluttering

Chapter 2: Decluttering the company

Chapter 3: How to declutter like an Economist

Chapter 4: Buy less…

Chapter 5: The economics of tidying up

Chapter 6: Declutter your business

Chapter 7: Mistakes people make when decluttering

Chapter 8: The Kondo Effect: the economy-changing magic of tidying up


  • Decluttering

  • Sunk costs

  • Costs of clutter

  • 5S lean manufacturing

  • Lean management

  • Declutter your mail inbox

  • Declutter your home office

  • Wasting time and opportunities

  • Thinking like an economist

  • A rich life with less stuff

  • Minimalism

  • How much is enough

  • Marie Kondo

  • The art of letting go

  • Recycling

  • Status quo bias

  • Diminishing returns

  • Decluttering mistakes

  • Minimalism

  • Consumerism

  • Minimalism and economics: the endowment effect

Two new workbooks:

  • Christmas Economics

  • Economics New Year 2020


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Special Course for those new to Economics/Business English
Day One: Ask for Help
Day Two: Watch and Listen
Day Three: Write Down Words and Phrases
Day Four: Practice as much as you can (Part 1)
Day Four: Practice as much as you can (Part 2)
Day Five: Make time to study
Day Six: Five Websites
Day Seven: In conclusion
Oxford School of Learning Diploma
About the Diploma
Background to Dogonomics
Donald Trump and dogs
Benefits of having a dog
Health economics
Free market
How do small firms compete?
Is Brexit going to happen?
Economic Conundrums
Thought experiments
Dogonomics and ethics
Dog ethics
We are getting round to Dog ethics!
Inkblots and beyond
What do small businesses want?
First mover advantage
Business incubator
Dormant bank accounts
Economic alliances
Diversifying mergers
New product
Economics of Veganism
Demand pull inflation
Elasticity of supply
Link with suppliers
New or existing customers
Economic policy
More of the same
Dogs have IQs too
Dogs and your midlife
Saving homeless dogs using applied economics
Economic analysis
Concluding thoughts - happiness
Where will I live - what will I pay?
I've got a mortgage!
Save me!
Hope I die before I get old!
What can I bank on?
Will I lose my job?
Can I flee Abroad?
This is all bad...
Forced intermittent fasting


15 August 2021
I have looked around for economic courses since I was diagnosed with Stage 4 COPD. This is the one I feel
16 April 2020
well he briefly told about his likeness towards dogs but that becomes obsession in the lectures. i like dogs but I opted for this video for the knowledge but out of 11 hours it just seemed of 2-3 hours of economic knowledge and rest he was promoting to just get a dog for a better life. i don't know how he got the ratings above mine but I am totally now satisfied with this. thank you.
23 November 2019
Der Einstieg über Hundeökonomie ist für mich überraschend. Es ist toll zu sehen, dass man im Verhalten von Hunden "wirtschaften" erkennen kann. Bin gespannt, wie es weitergeht.
8 November 2019
At first, I just looked for a course which can teach me a lot about economics. Currently, I took about 30% of the course and I learned a lot from it. Also, this course offers me a BIG BONUS by allowing me to do a good deed (to do charity by just purchasing the course), which in the end giving me a better sense of fulfillment. ---- :: [Additional review !] Now, I just finished the main course and I would like to add more comments about this course. In this course, the instructor teaches the economic concept using picture of dogs and let the student guess what economic concept he is going to teach. At first, I completely have to clue what to guess, since I have no experience and knowledge in this field at all. But soon, using class materials suggested and given by the instructor, I have become familiar with terms and various economic concept through the course (e.g., inflation, demand, elasticity of supply, link between companies and their supplier, and many more). Surprisingly, those picture of dogs helped! Memorizing economic concepts while thinking about what kind of picture the instructor used in each class somehow makes it easier for me to memorize and reorganize what I learned in class. PS. - I also learned about dogs a lot better thanks to this course, lol. - The last section on Brexit is incredibly interesting. Although it was packed with a ton of information and may take time to digest/absorb all of them, it was indeed very good lessons :D
6 June 2019
Interesting blending of topics - clearly well informed/expert lecturer. Makes me think I have a lot to learn!
3 December 2018
I like the lecture very much and very good examples, especially how dogs are connected to real life experiences.
26 September 2018
I love dogs. Dogs (and other animals) need all the help they can get in this world controlled by humans and built for humans. I have now finished the course - and have learnt something about economics and ethics. By doing the course a charity gets a little help. Really pleased there is someone prepared to work so hard on a course so that money goes to charity. I've checked the charity, it really exists. This course gets my 5star ethical award.
20 August 2018
I recently enrolled in Dogonomics - not because I like economics in particular but because I LOVE dogs. I thoughtn it would be interesting to see/hear the course and, as an added bonus, my fee went to Dogs4rescue, a charity I support wholeheartedly. So, what is the course about? The short answer is (unsurprisingly): dogonomics! This term is fully explained in the opening lectures. I was amazed at how much actual economics dogs know without having to paw over textbooks. I have watched all the lectures, although I am told that there are another 38 due to be uploaded very soon. (Something about uploading problems 'dogging' the course!) So far I have learned how dogs appreciate and understand the problems of scarcity, competition, the free market and even small firms! Astonishing. Also there are a few film clips (of dogs) and cartoons (of dogs) that are used by the Instructor to illustrate the points. I should add this course has serious moments (Brexit, economic conundrums and health economics) but also some very funny moments such as the 'hide and seek' clip. A great course for a great charity! Thank you, I learned a lot



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