Be Your Own Economist

How the Economy Really Works

Stock market, real estate, the Fed, recession, recovery...
Prof. Lehmann's popular online class is just $4.99
per module or $49 for the entire course.

Learn how to:

> Use the web to fathom business and investment conditions

> Decipher the stock market

> Analyze and understand the real-estate crash and homebuilding's incomplete recovery

> Make sense of the Federal Reserve's policies and the federal deficit

> Grasp the meaning of our trade deficit and international indebtedness

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About Prof. Lehmann

Professor Lehmann obtained his Ph.D. from Cornell University and has taught for 44 years in traditional and on-line venues at the University of San Francisco. He is the author of The Irwin Guide To Using The Wall Street Journal, which sold 250,000 copies in seven editions. Prof. Lehmann also developed a popular seminar, Be Your Own Economist®, on business and investment conditions that he offers to investors, corporations and professional groups. The San Francisco media frequently interview Prof. Lehmann on current economic events. Now you, too, can take advantage of Prof. Lehmann’s proven skills.

Contact Prof.Lehmann directly at 415-564-4252 or for in-person seminars and training.

About USF

The University of San Francisco is a fully accredited private University with a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs.

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“Michael B. Lehmann is an economist who thinks like a poet....... He delivers.”
- J.B., San Francisco, CA
“...the participants at your seminars consistently award you the highest possible ranking...”
- B.E., Chicago, IL
“Professor Lehmann presents a down to earth model of the economy that listeners can grasp and apply to current events.”
- S.E., San Diego, CA

Join Our Community

Access the Be Your Own EconomistⓇ Discussion Board. You'll have the opportunity to share questions about the course and communicate with Prof. Lehmann and others after you've completed the course. That's a good way to remain fully informed.

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This course is designed to help you develop a sound overview of our economy, thus making your grasp of economic events as well as your business and investment decisions more informed and more confident. But it is not a get-rich-quick guide. You should always seek competent professional counsel before placing business or professional capital at risk.