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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

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Mar 09, 2020

The quizzes and assignments may be hard but that's how I learned so much from this class. Prof Hadi brought this course in a way that made me understand the actual situations.


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.

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By Yu Y

Mar 17, 2018

Very nice slides prepared with clear explanation.

By Arun J

Aug 15, 2016

well detailed course, much needed for the topic

By Doug R

Feb 11, 2020

Excellent course, and impeccably instructed.

By Daniel E P S

Aug 12, 2019

Good course, it delivers what it promises.

By Dmitrii I

Apr 03, 2018

Very well structures and explained course

By Kushal G

Apr 11, 2020

A wonderful course. Had a great time.

By Jenny B

Jun 11, 2018

Wonderful course in Macroeconomics!

By Joseph D

Apr 23, 2016

Excellent course, highly recommend!

By Jorge A G O

Jan 24, 2018

was difficult but you learn a lot

By Nikhil V V

Jun 12, 2019

Good lectures. Lot of learning!!

By Ravi K J

May 10, 2020

very well structured course

By Emeka J E

Feb 05, 2020

Great learning experience.

By Sabina

Feb 08, 2020

Very interesting course!


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By Ahmad U H

Apr 29, 2020

great learning.

By Fidan T

May 06, 2020

well explained

By Artem A

Jun 14, 2019

Great course!

By Hamada S S

Jun 08, 2019

Great Course

By Hoàng H C

Mar 16, 2020

Well done

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