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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

ML

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.

GN

Jun 14, 2020

I really enjoyed the course. Professor Hadi is great. This is my first Economics course. Professor explains all the fundamentals in a very easy and detailed manner.

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By Vatsal G

Feb 07, 2019

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

By Andrew T

Jul 04, 2017

excellent material from an extraordinary faculty and unique learning environment

By Miguel L

Feb 17, 2020

Best Course. I was able to learn a lot, so now I can understand Forex markets.

By Brandon M

Jun 26, 2017

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

By Bawa J T

Jun 28, 2020

the course is exciting, and the teaching method is easy to understand

By syedzainaliraza

Mar 11, 2017

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

By Keith K D

Jun 07, 2019

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

By ARVIND K S

Sep 01, 2019

Great course for a foundation in macroeconomics and finance!

By Devkinandan

May 14, 2016

Very helpful and simply explained. Everyone should love it.

By Natalia M G A

Jun 15, 2020

Great course!!!Thank you so much Professor and Coursera

By Ana C F

Jun 09, 2020

Very good. Notes help to understand the concepts.

By Enrico D

Jun 04, 2018

Excellent course given by an excellent professor.

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 Mbah C F

Jul 09, 2020

amazing. loved it and i learnt alot.

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.