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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

The USA: GDP, Inflation and Unemployment; Growth and Gaps: Reviewing the Basic Relationships.

2 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 67 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
12 videos
Theory Recap: Risks & Opportunities11m
Introducing the U.S. Economy2m
Theory Recap: The U.S.8m
The Basic Macroeconomic Relationships in the U.S. 1: Business Cycles and Gaps6m
The Basic Macroeconomic Relationships in the U.S. II: Inflation, Unemployment, the Phillips Curve and Growth5m
Fiscal Indicators and the U.S. Business Cycle6m
Does the U.S. Have a Public Debt Problem?5m
Monetary Policy in the United States4m
The U.S. Current Account and its Risks5m
Ease of Doing Business and U.S. Inequality3m
Risks and Opportunities for Investors in the U.S.4m
2 readings
The World Bank's Ease of Doing Business Ranking10m
Optional Reading Material10m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz: The U.S.20m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Japan: Current Accounts and Currencies: International Economics Relationships

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 55 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
11 videos
Theory Recap: Japan9m
The Basic Macroeconomic Indicators in Japan: Pursuing Growth5m
Expansive Fiscal Policy in Japan5m
Does Japan Have a Public Debt Problem?5m
Ultra-Expansive Monetary Policy in Japan: Quantitative Easing4m
Seeking Growth from Foreign Sources: Japan's Current Account6m
The Currency: Key to Japan's Growth Strategy3m
Japanese Demography and its Risks6m
What do these Opportunities and Risks Mean for Investors?3m
Japan Summarized2m
2 readings
Japan's Debt in Real-Time10m
Optional Reading Materials10m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz: Japan20m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

The European Integration Experiment: The Benefits of Trade and Migration

2 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 90 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
15 videos
Theory Recap: The EU13m
Why Did Europe Choose Economic Integration? Options and History6m
The EU Macroeconomy and Contrasts with the United States4m
Fiscal Contrasts Between the EU and the United States5m
EU-Wide GDP Growth and Gaps2m
Making the Single Monetary Policy Work: Fiscal Transfers and Free Movement of Labor7m
Spain's Macroeconomy in the Global and Eurozone Crisis6m
How Does a Eurozone Country Recover? Austerity in Spain and Turning to Foreign Demand for Growth5m
The UK's Conflicted Relationship with the EU and Brexit4m
How Will the UK Leave the EU?2m
The Effects of Brexit on UK Industries7m
The Effects of Brexit on the British Macroeconomy7m
Why Did Brexit Occur? Another Impossible Trinity6m
Risks and Opportunities for Investors in the EU8m
3 readings
Spain: A Successful Story of Recovery From the Crisis?10m
Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU10m
Optional Reading Materials10m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz: The European Union26m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

India and China: Economic Development, How it Occurs, and the World's Upcoming Giants

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 64 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
Theory Recap: India and China8m
GDP and Growth, from Ancient Times to the Present3m
Human Development Indicators in India and China7m
Two Different Growth Models: Internal vs External Drivers11m
Two Different Currencies4m
Two Different Demographies5m
Two Different Institutional Environments9m
Risks and Opportunities in India and China8m
Course Wrap-Up3m
2 readings
Is China´s Economy Becoming Japanese10m
Optional Reading Materials10m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz: India and China20m

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About the Globalization, Economic Growth and Stability Specialization

This Specialization aims to make economic concepts accessible to every learner, and to teach them to analyze current events using the toolkit of economics. It begins by explaining the basic parameters of the macroeconomy, and how governments can/should use both fiscal and monetary policy to influence growth, inflation and employment. It then moves on to the international arena, where countries interact, and explains the basic principles of free trade, exchange rates, the balance of payments and immigration and how these interactions affect our everyday lives. Finally, learners will apply these tools and concepts to the world's leading economies and discover how they can "read" from a country's economic data important lessons about the risks and opportunities of doing business in these countries, equipping them with tools that they can use in the workplace and even in their personal investment decisions....
Globalization, Economic Growth and Stability

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