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EconomicsInterest RateSupply ChainMarket (Economics)

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Course Orientation

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 8 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 readings
Syllabus10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Glossary10m
Updating Your Profile10m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz30m
5 hours to complete

Module 1: Key Macroeconomic Indicators and Their Measurement

5 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 83 min), 2 readings, 6 quizzes
9 videos
1-1.1. Introduction to Macroeconomic Indicators and the Sources of Macroeconomic Data7m
1-2.1. The Unemployment Rate: Definition and Measurement7m
1-3.1. GDP: Definition18m
1-3.2. GDP: Measurement12m
1-3.3. GDP: Improvements in Real GDP Measurement6m
1-4.1. The Price Level and Inflation: The Basics7m
1-4.2. Problems in Measuring the Cost of Living Inflation9m
GDP: Comparison Across Countries12m
2 readings
Module 1 Overview10m
Module 1 Readings10m
5 practice exercises
Lesson 1-1 Practice Quiz30m
Lesson 1-2 Practice Quiz30m
Lesson 1-3 Practice Quiz30m
Lesson 1-4 Practice Quiz30m
Module 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Module 2: GDP Components, Twin Deficits, and Balance of Payments

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 43 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
5 videos
2-1.1. Components of GDP10m
2-1.2. The Roles of Government and the Rest of the World in the Macroeconomy8m
2-2.1. The Fundamental Macroeconomic Identity and GDP Components15m
The Balance of Payments7m
2 readings
Module 2 Overview10m
Module 2 Readings10m
4 practice exercises
Lesson 2-1 Practice Quiz30m
Lesson 2-2 Practice Quiz30m
Appendix 2-1 Practice Quiz30m
Module 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Module 3: The Foreign Exchange Market

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 61 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
5 videos
3-1.1. The Foreign Exchange Market Basics8m
3-1.2. The Exchange Rate and Competitiveness13m
3-2.1. Spot and Forward Markets for Foreign Exchange23m
3-2.2. Current and Future Spot Markets for Foreign Exchange14m
2 readings
Module 3 Overview10m
Module 3 Readings10m
3 practice exercises
Lesson 3-1 Practice Quiz30m
Lesson 3-2 Practice Quiz30m
Module 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Module 4: Money, Interest Rate, and the Exchange Rate

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 80 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
7 videos
4-1.2. Money Supply15m
4-1.3. Money Demand9m
4-2.1. Money Market Equilibrium18m
4-2.2. Money, Inflation, and Interest Rate in the Short Run and the Long Run13m
Banks, Balance Sheets and Capital Adequacy Requirements9m
Gies Online Programs3m
3 readings
Module 4 Overview10m
Module 4 Readings10m
Congratulations!10m
3 practice exercises
Lesson 4-1 Practice Quiz30m
Lesson 4-2 Practice Quiz30m
Module 4 Quiz30m

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