This is a completely unique course, delivered by a brilliant teacher who brings over 25 years of economic experience to you. On completion of this course you will receive 18 CPD points and a CPD certificate of completion. From the foundation of the Euro to the Asian crisis, from the great property boom/bust of the Noughties to the rise of China and today’s massive expansion in central bank activity in the economy, David brings hands-on experience as a central banker, global strategist with large investment banks, bestselling author and award-winning economic commentator and financial documentary maker.

This course is a fascinating collection of information, ideas and dynamic animations, which will help you understand not just what is happening in the world economy right now, but why it is happening.

Delving deep into economic history, we look at how what happened back then can help us understand the world better. We creatively explore trends and activities to lift the lid on why our economy works as it does, why the authorities react as they do and how all this trickles down to us all, affecting your livelihood, prospects and income.


This course takes a completely novel approach – one you will not see anywhere else – that makes your educational experience more like watching a lively documentary than sitting in a dry classroom. We really believe that, when it comes to understanding our world through economics, what is important is rarely complicated and what’s complicated is rarely important.



We make economics simple, easy to understand, and we have removed the financial doublespeak which so often clouds our understanding of global events. Our mission is to educate our community in a clear, logical way so that when you’re done you can join the dots and understand how what goes on in the bigger world affects your daily life. The global economic system is broken down into bite-size chunks and explained clearly and in a fun way.




Our academy is fresh, new, and exciting. Together we can do wonderful things. Join our community today and come along for the journey.

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Don’t just take our word for it! We’ve had hundreds of happy students – here’s what they say.

Having David McWilliams teach in a way that actually makes it interesting and relatable was refreshing and I thoroughly enjoyed the module. It has totally changed the way I think about economics.


Lauren Mulligan

Having never studied economics before taking David’s class my preconception of the subject was that it was boring and uninspiring. After the first class with David I realised that economics had a whole lot more to offer. The class covered an interesting array of topics that brought us on a journey from the origins of economics as a field of study right up to the present, including how the events of today have the potential to shape the future. All of this was achieved by linking the concepts of economics to tangible, real-world examples. I can’t recommend David’s class enough!

– Brendan Dillon

David was a very engaging lecturer who stimulated huge engagement amongst the class with what is a complex and wide ranging subject. I found that his unyielding enthusiasm for the material combined with his teaching style created a strong appetite to learn and explore the subject of economics in great depth. His well thought out and comprehensive reading list served only to whet the appetite even further.

– Mark Munnelly

I found this course extremely engaging and profitable. Through the lens of current and past events, often vivid and sometimes anecdotic, I was introduced to the history and theory of macro economy. With this method, economic theory, otherwise out of reach to the non-initiated mind, became accessible and memorable. David McWilliams’ passion for economy is completely contagious and his pedagogical skills encourage a positive and constructive participation among the class. I felt elevated after this course and am confident in my ability to debate economic and political matters aptly.

Pierre-Yves Fioraso

Davids lectures opened up the world of economics in a way that no one ever did before! His real life examples bring to life the history of economics which seemed so irrelevant to me and made me realise in fact how very relevant all the details of the past are. David changed my way of thinking – he changed my attitude and i found a new respect for economics which I never had before.


– Joyce Power

I have really enjoyed the Economics module. It has really been an eye-opener experience for me, especially coming from a technical background (IT engineering).

I strongly believe that an Economics module like this should be included in all third level education studies.

– Daniel Moix

Really enjoyed Economics with David McWilliams ! David’s view of economics and the world as a complex yet interconnected web of events, both economic, historical, and psychological is truly fascinating and insightful. David weaves an economic tapestry linking Dutch history, Spanish gold, the Great Depression, and the Global Financial Crisis, and shows that there is no substitute for passion in both teaching and learning.

Engaging, fascinating, relevant, and up to date, I would really recommend David’s program.

-Blaine Callard

David’s lectures are interesting and entertaining but must importantly make economics real and tangible. He takes a serious theoretically knowledge and translates it into an understandable language and makes it relevant to real life. After the course I have a real interest in economics and the broad knowledge to build on in the future.

-Laurence Feeney

Through the classes I discovered a real passion for economic history and theory and learned how economics applied to real-world events around me past and present.  More than any other it is this wonderful ability he has to deconstruct the theory and apply to past or current events for the students to understand that stands out.  Every class contained a rich source of learning about politics, history and finance through economics.  The professor was very generous with his time and classes were always informed and entertaining.

-David Price


No experience or prior knowledge needed


No need for a maths degree


Just watch, learn, participate and use your knowledge to become financially free

This is fun! We want to show, tell, educate and share in a really fun way. Best of all we are fully CPD accredited.

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