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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 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 Innocent O

Apr 27, 2019

The instructor was not engaging and made the course quite boring

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 Vatsal G

Feb 07, 2019

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

By Nihas S

Mar 20, 2019

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By Amrutha A

Mar 26, 2019

GOOD

By Harshdha N

Mar 18, 2019

good

By Gotamist

Apr 29, 2018

I'd love to see a graduate level macroeconomics course from the same professor, Prof. Esfahani.

By Romain V

Jul 21, 2016

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By Yu Y

Mar 17, 2018

Very nice slides prepared with clear explanation.

By syedzainaliraza

Mar 11, 2017

This is an excellent course. well designed with historical examples.

By Brandon M

Jun 26, 2017

Great intro to Macroeconomics. Learned so much and can apply my knowledge

By Dmitrii I

Apr 03, 2018

Very well structures and explained course

By Devkinandan

May 14, 2016

Very helpful and simply explained. Everyone should love it.

By Joseph D

Apr 23, 2016

Excellent course, highly recommend!

By Andrew T

Jul 04, 2017

excellent material from an extraordinary faculty and unique learning environment

By Ankita B

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.

By Enrico D

Jun 04, 2018

Excellent course given by an excellent professor.

By Arun J

Aug 15, 2016

well detailed course, much needed for the topic

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 AULIA N

Aug 23, 2016

REALLY IS HELPFUL

By Jenny B

Jun 11, 2018

Wonderful course in Macroeconomics!

By Jorge A G O

Jan 24, 2018

was difficult but you learn a lot

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.