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Understanding economic policymaking

IE Business School via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 3-5 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 6 weeks long

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This course will employ a non-technical approach to analyze how governments use policy to influence a country's economy. Upon completing the course you should be able to discuss national debts and deficits, examine fiscal and monetary policy and their appropriateness to the situation of an economy, and anticipate the results of fiscal and monetary policies and structural reform on a country. These concepts will give you the tools to develop your own position in many current economic debates, such as fiscal stimulus vs. austerity, the merits of quantitative easing, the need for higher interest rates or the future growth path of many modern economies.

Taught by

Gayle Allard

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Anonymous
5.0 4 years ago
Cyrus completed this course.
I am not an expert in macro economics even though I have worked within capital markets for many years. My experience is limited to the economics I studied at high school and even then I consider quite sub standard.

Professor Gayle Allards course has further proved that what I was being taught was not worth it. She is very clear and introduces the subject material in a rational and clear manner. Concepts such as Fiscal and Monetary policy are made clear and means of calculating potential GDP and the Marginal Propensity to Consue or save are explained is a comprehensive manner.

It is a shame that this course is not a verified one and that the questions cannot be of a more mathematical nature. However it is well worth taking for anyone trying to understand how macroeconomics work. IE Business School has a star and I wish she was based in London and not Madrid.
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Diego R
5.0 4 years ago
by Diego completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
The course has provided a good overview of economic policymaking and of the existent debates around it.

The staff feedback has been good and enough references to external articles has been delivered. Trying the economic simulator has been very enjoyable too.
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Jonathan T
5.0 2 years ago
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by Cansu partially completed this course.
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