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Learner Career Outcomes

26%

started a new career after completing these courses

30%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

28%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 23 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified)

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 9 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
1 reading
Syllabus10m
1 practice exercise
Check Your Economics Knowledge (Ungraded)1h
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

An Overview of Modern Macroeconomics

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 33 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Major Macroeconomic Policy Tools 4m
The Major Schools of Macroeconomics4m
Demand-Pull Inflation Versus Cost-Push Inflation, The Keynesian Dilemma & Rise of Monetarism 6m
From Supply Side Economics and The New Classicals Back to Keynesianism 7m
1 reading
Module Overview10m
1 practice exercise
An Overview of Modern Macroeconomics 52m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

The Aggregate Supply-Aggregate Demand Model and the Classical-Keynesian Debate

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 35 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
The Two Pillars of Classical Economics 6m
Why Classical Economics Failed 2m
The AS-AD Framework 4m
Why the AS and AD Curves Shift 7m
Three Ranges of the Economy 7m
1 reading
Module Overview10m
1 practice exercise
The Aggregate Supply-Aggregate Demand Model and the Classical-Keynesian Debate56m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

The Keynesian Model and Fiscal Policy

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 42 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Analysis of the Keynesian Model 7m
The Keynesian Expenditures Functions 7m
The Keynesian Multiplier and Closing Recessionary or Inflationary Gaps11m
Strengths and Weakness of the Keynesian Model 8m
1 reading
Module Overview10m
1 practice exercise
The Keynesian Model and Fiscal Policy1h 18m

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