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Hours to complete

Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Course Orientation

You will become familiar with the course, your classmates, and our learning environment. The orientation will also help you obtain the technical skills required for the course....
Reading
1 video (Total 7 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Reading5 readings
Syllabus10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Glossary10m
Updating Your Profile10m
Social Media10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz10m
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Module 1: Aggregate Expenditure and GDP in the Short Run When Prices Are "Sticky"

What determines the GDP? In the previous course on Macroeconomic Variables and Markets, we saw how the exchange rate and the interest rate are determined given the real income, aggregate price level, and expectations about the future. This module focuses on GDP determination in the short run, which is a critical step in understanding macroeconomic fluctuations and the role of stabilization policies. Long-run trends, expectations, and price level movements will be examined in subsequent modules....
Reading
7 videos (Total 87 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes
Video7 videos
1-1.1. The Determinants of "Preferred" Consumption Expenditure15m
1-1.2. The Determinants of "Preferred" Investment and Net Exports12m
1-2.1. Aggregate "Preferred" Expenditure and Equilibrium Income16m
1-2.2. Interest Rate and Equilibrium Income8m
1-3.1. Equilibrium Income and Fiscal and Monetary Policies in the Short Run13m
1-3.2. Aggregate Demand Shocks and Policy Responses in the Short Run19m
Reading2 readings
Module 1 Overview10m
Module 1 Readings10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Lesson 1-1 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 1-2 Practice Quiz6m
Lesson 1-3 Practice Quiz8m
Module 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Module 2: Expectations and the Long-Run Exchange Rate

Where do expectations about the future of economic variables come from? This question is important because expectations matter a great deal in the choices made by economic agents at every point in time. This is quite easy to see in the connection between the exchange rate in the spot market at each moment and the expected exchange rate in the future spot market. In this module, we examine the formation of exchange rate expectations based on a model of long-run equilibrium in the foreign exchange market. The model turns out to be very insightful regarding the factors that drive the real exchange rates and competitiveness of economies over the years....
Reading
4 videos (Total 32 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
Video4 videos
2-1.1. Expectations5m
2-2.1. Modeling the Long-Run Exchange Rates11m
2-2.2. Finding The Drivers of the Real Exchange Rate in the Long Run13m
Reading2 readings
Module 2 Overview10m
Module 2 Readings10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Lesson 2-1 Practice Quiz4m
Lesson 2-2 Practice Quiz8m
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Module 3: Long-Run Economic Performance and Short-Run Adjustments

Why are some nations so much poorer than others? Why do some countries manage to grow fast over decades while others stagnate? What determines the real per capita income in a country in the long run? One goal of this module is to examine these fundamental questions in economics. The module also discusses the relationship between short-run and long-run equilibria and shows how the process of adjustment may lead to macroeconomic instability. It ends by examining the role of monetary and fiscal policies in stabilizing or destabilizing the economy as it goes through the adjustment process....
Reading
8 videos (Total 88 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
Video8 videos
3-1.1. Understanding the Long-Run Output11m
3-1.2. The Determinants of Production Capacity: Resources and Technology7m
3-1.3. The Determinants of Production Capacity: Institutions17m
3-2.1. Equilibrium Income and the Production Capacity: The Short Run vs. the Long Run17m
3-2.2. Aggregate Demand Shocks and Macroeconomic Stabilization Policies13m
3-2.3. Aggregate Supply Shocks and Macroeconomic Stabilization Policies9m
3-2.4. Applying the Macroeconomic Model to the Analysis of US Economy10m
Reading2 readings
Module 3 Overview10m
Module 3 Readings10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Lesson 3-1 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 3-2 Practice Quiz10m
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Module 4: Institutions and Macroeconomic Policies

Some countries seem to be much more prone to macroeconomic crises and stagnation than others. Why do policymakers in some countries fail to follow more productive and stabilizing policies? What roles do a country’s politics and institutions play in the policy choices by the government and the central bank? What factors and variables do we need to know about in order to be able to assess a country’s long-term macroeconomic prospects?...
Reading
4 videos (Total 46 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
Video4 videos
4-1.1. Desirable Monetary and Fiscal Policies6m
4-2.1. Macroeconomic Policies and Political Decision-Making18m
4-3.1. How Can Countries Commit to Good Macroeconomic Policies?19m
Reading2 readings
Module 4 Overview10m
Module 4 Readings10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Lesson 4-1 Practice Quiz6m
Lesson 4-2 Practice Quiz6m
Lesson 4-3 Practice Quiz6m
Module 4 Quiz20m
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Top Reviews

By VSJul 10th 2018

Great course! Gives you a great start to understanding the rationale underlying economic events in the country and the world! Excellent complement to MicroEconomics

By KLJul 25th 2017

Solid easily comprehensible, macroeconomic factors and real world examples.

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Hadi Salehi Esfahani

Professor of Economics and Professor of Business Administration
Department of Business Administration, College of Business
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About the Managerial Economics and Business Analysis Specialization

In order to effectively manage and operate a business, managers and leaders need to understand the market characteristics and economic environment they operate in. In this Specialization, you will build a solid understanding of the operation of markets and the macro-economic environment with real-world examples. You will be able to identify firm and country-level economic factors that impact business decisions, develop an analytical framework using statistical tools, and apply economic theory and data in the analysis of business environment and trends to make effective business decisions. The capstone project involves an in-depth analysis of an actual business situation in which you will examine the global economic environment of a business. The final project will be a business plan that uses statistical tools and economic theory to create a comprehensive analysis of the microeconomic and macroeconomic environment in which the focal company operates. This Specialization is part of the University of Illinois Masters of Business Administration degree program, the iMBA. Learn more about the admission into the program here and how your Coursera work can be leveraged if accepted into the program. You can also start with for-credit courses within the Illinois iMBA degree program....
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