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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Country Level Economics: Macroeconomic Variables and Markets by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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About the Course

This course discusses how macroeconomic variables affect individuals’ personal, professional, and public activities and lays the foundation for the analysis of the mechanisms that drive macroeconomic variables. It start in its first module by introducing the key macroeconomic variables and explaining how they are defined and measured in order to enable the students to interpret macroeconomic data properly. In the second module, the course offers a perspective for separating out various parts of the economy driven by different processes and for combining those components to develop a richer view of the whole. In particular, it applies this approach to the analysis of the relationship of the trade deficit with the budget deficit and private savings, offering insights about some key determinants of the balance of payments. The third and fourth modules focus on the analyses of the foreign currency and money markets to provide fundamental models of the interest rate and exchange rate determination. They also discuss how these variables interact with each other and with the macroeconomic conditions, particularly monetary policy and the expectations about the future trends in the economy. These analyses lay the foundation for more comprehensive models of the macroeconomy in the next course of the Managerial Economics and Business Analysis Specialization. At the end of this course, you will be able to: • Systematically assess the national and international economic environment in which you live and work. • Analyze macroeconomic issues using key tools. • Be a more effective professional in your line of activity. This course is part of the iMBA offered by the University of Illinois, a flexible, fully-accredited online MBA at an incredibly competitive price. For more information, please see the Resource page in this course and onlinemba.illinois.edu....

Top reviews

AB

Jul 23, 2017

Great course for a beginner like me. All the concepts are explained clearly with examples. The language used is simple which makes it easy to understand.

SZ

Sep 19, 2018

Concise yet very helpful. The reading material is well prepared. After this course, I can fully understand all the financial news.

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By Innocent O

Apr 27, 2019

The instructor was not engaging and made the course quite boring

By Winthrop Y

Apr 02, 2016

Good material, fair presentation, too many peer evaluations.

By Kendra G

Jun 07, 2019

I thought I would really like this course because I really enjoyed microeconomics, but this course was not very intuitive, could really use an update, and the teaching style was not effective for me. Would recommend a curriculum designer come in, or maybe work with the microeconomics professor to re-shape how a lot of the concepts are explained. Definitely the most difficult to understand course I've taken so far.

By Kyle F

May 17, 2019

Very monotone and therefore very hard to follow and pay attention to. The Prof also seemed to frequently interject random material that distracted you from the learning objectives.

By Joe F

Jun 18, 2019

Very interesting topic especially with the trade wars that are affecting the US and China currently

By Artem A

Jun 14, 2019

Great course!

By Troy W F

Jun 12, 2019

The use of theory and associated equations is critically important and was explained well. What lacked was the application of this theory by example to build intuition and confidence in practice. Perhaps some "what-if" scenarios explained and exemplified with real-world events/records.

By Nikhil V V

Jun 12, 2019

Good lectures. Lot of learning!!

By Kausar K

Jun 11, 2019

Content is very dry; slides have too much text and don't depict concepts well. Formulas, and teaching methodology is not structured.

By Hector R

Jun 10, 2019

Wow!

By Steve M

Jun 09, 2019

Content is interesting but presentation is a bit dry.

By Hamada S S

Jun 08, 2019

Great Course

By Keith K D

Jun 07, 2019

Great course to learn how bank, government and the economy works

By Amrutha A

Mar 26, 2019

GOOD

By Nihas S

Mar 20, 2019

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By Harshdha N

Mar 18, 2019

good

By Vatsal G

Feb 07, 2019

It was a well planned course. Learnt quite a lot also the teaching quite was excellent.

By Jacques P P

Dec 24, 2018

Deep dive into financial markets

By Shenglan Z

Sep 19, 2018

Concise yet very helpful. The reading material is well prepared. After this course, I can fully understand all the financial news.

By Johanne P

Jun 19, 2018

Extremely beneficial to those wanting to learn about country level macroeconomics. The support reading material is on point but densely packed for the initiate. Get ready for a thought provoking experience, that will test your analytical skills.

By Nicholas J B

Jun 13, 2018

Hard to understand. Too vauge with ideas and not enough examples.

By Suman D

Jun 12, 2018

Amazing way delivering the courseThis was my first Coursera courseI loved every bit of it.Thanks a lot Professor

By Natalie C

Jun 11, 2018

Inadequate lecture materials for test and assignment preparation. Students should not have to go outside of required readings in order to learn required content for course.

By Jenny B

Jun 11, 2018

Wonderful course in Macroeconomics!

By Enrico D

Jun 04, 2018

Excellent course given by an excellent professor.