The Economy of the Modern Internet: An Introduction

Learn to understand and appreciate the economics of "free", the "attention" economy, the "reputation" economy, etc., and how to navigate and thrive in this new world.

Course Details

How do Google and Facebook make money? How is it that we get so much software/services/apps for free? Who creates them, why are they doing it, and who is paying for everything? How is it possible to make money from free services?


A large fraction of the modern internet and software business runs on free software and services. This course will give students an understanding of the new economics of the world they are growing up in (where the rules from their parents' generation don't apply). They will learn to understand and appreciate the economics of "free", the "attention" economy, and the "reputation" economy, and how to navigate and thrive in this new world.


Learn more about our expert course facilitator, Navin Kabra, here.

About Facilitator:

Navin Kabra

Navin Kabra is CTO and Co-Founder at ReliScore, a company that provides skill and capability assessment solutions to the software industry. He also consults and advises multiple GoI initiatives, as well as fintech companies in the private sector (Innoviti - payments processing, and FinIQ - derivatives and other financial products).

Navin has several peer-reviewed articles in international conferences / journals and is also an inventor on 18 US Patents, 2 European Patents, and 1 Japanese Patent, filed as part of his work for 3 different companies (Symantec, Veritas, TeraData).

Navin has an undergrad degree (IIT Bombay) and a Ph.D (Univ of Wisconsin, Madison), both in Computer Science.