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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Country Level Economics: Policies, Institutions, and Macroeconomic Performance by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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About the Course

This course examines macroeconomic performance in the short and long run based on the economy’s institutional and policy environment. First, we will develop a model of macroeconomy in the short run when the price level has its own momentum and does not respond much to supply and demand forces. Then, we’ll begin analyzing the long-run equilibrium by examining the foreign exchange market. The third module examines the drivers of aggregate output in the long run and the mechanisms of adjustment from the short run to the long run. Finally, we will discuss the characteristics of desirable macroeconomic policies and the reasons why actual policies deviate from them. You will be able to: • Understand how the market for aggregate goods and services interacts with the money market to shape the macroeconomic equilibrium which determines income, interest rate, and exchange rate in the short run • Assess the dynamic effects of macroeconomic policies and understand the roles of globalization, government policies, institutions, and expectations in macroeconomic outcomes This course is part of Gies College of Business’ suite of online programs, including the iMBA and iMSM. Learn more about admission into these programs and explore how your Coursera work can be leveraged if accepted into a degree program at

Top reviews


Aug 26, 2020

Fantastic course. Highly recommended if you want to dive into Macroeconomic, policies and how institutions behave under certain shocks. Not a trivial course, but very interesting.


Aug 4, 2020

After doing this course,I have learnt about many things like policies,institutions etc.All of this help me in real life & studies.Thank You sir for giving me that oppurtunity.

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By Samir M

Feb 12, 2021


By Jaison J M

Aug 23, 2020

This was a densely packed course with alot of information. However I feel this wasn't a bigginer level course as much of homework and prerequisite knowledge was required to get through this. The instructor was a fast with the basics and went straight to the point which for me as a non economics student felt was overburdening. Never the less, I have gained good amount of knowledge through this course.

By L.G. Y

May 30, 2020

really liked the transcript of the video (compared to course 3 didn't seem to have this. harder for me being a dyslexic) plus some of the important slides. compared to course 1,2, I felt I needed to do my own research more to pass the quiz rather than everything being tested were clearly taught in the video.

By Deepjyoti R

Jul 12, 2020

While this course teaches you a lot, I feel this can be an overwhelming course for someone with no background in any kind of economics. It would great if the course is updated to be more structured to make the students more engaged in the concepts. The language itself can be difficult to digest easily.

By Ngo N H

Jun 30, 2020

Thanks to the University of Illinois for designing this program that makes online learning more accessible for students. I appreciate this subject because it helps me to look fully and objectively about macro-economics.

By Anupam K

Mar 15, 2022

Everything was just perfect, except the professor had a very monotonous voice making it extremely hard to concentrate and study

By Antonio U P

Jun 23, 2021

An overview to the world of macroeconomics in a course that covers most of the important facts and data of this discipline.

By Nela N

Dec 9, 2019

Giving a lot insights on policy making area especially in country level economics

By Reid S

Jul 11, 2020

Excellent course, very thorough lecture videos. Challenging nonetheless.

By Jacques P

Feb 17, 2019

Interesting material and a couple of useful practical exercises

By Gloria U

Sep 20, 2020

This course broadens the mind and human reasoning.

By Eliane D

Mar 11, 2018

It was not easy to understand but good to know.

By Romain V

Oct 7, 2016

Interesting course which goes one level dee


Jan 3, 2020

The Instructor is monotone in delivery.

By Chris M

Jul 7, 2018

Better than the previous


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Nov 29, 2020

It should also have focused on the governance of macroeconomic institutions: IMF, ECB, GB, etc. to know the role of their policies at international level


May 18, 2021

Slightly better than the first macroeconomics course undertaken

By Johnny F

Apr 25, 2021

Complex material with little context and supporting literature.

By Michael R

Jul 25, 2020

The content does not match the quizzes. On the quizzes, there are new concepts. The professor could be more enthusiastic. Focus more on the foundations and big concepts rather than jumping to equations.