Excellent overview economics course. Dr. Allard does a fantastic job explaining basic economic concepts and principles so that a novice can better understand this one critical aspect of their world.
Great insights, I now feel like I am macro-economically literate and I will be using this information when interviewing and now possible grilling certain politicians in my town!
Thank you Gayle!
by Matthew K•
Excellent course for refreshing basic economic principles. All theory put across in the course is contexualised through real world applications and discussions. Course flows logically starting with foundational concepts and branching out into applications and interrelations. I found it gave me a sound framework for assessing business events and activities in economic terms (albeit from a high level).
by Al T•
This was a helpful introductory course to macroeconomics that gave me exactly the level of information I needed for my current job. The instructor worked at an appropriate pace and the comparisons between theory and current reality were very useful. My only "criticism" would be that most of the information on real world economics is up to about 2014 and I think this will soon need to refreshed.
by Paulin A A A G•
I have always feared economics as a subject. As much as possible, I try to veer away from it. My work as a Civil Servant in the Legislative Department compelled me to atleast understand it, so I applied for this course. The exceptional teaching skills of Professor Allard made me understand hard concepts and apply it in everyday situation. From fearing it as a subject, I've learned to love it.
by Amaka A•
Excellent, excellent course! All you need to know about basic economic concepts that allow you to follow a country's macro-economic performance and intelligently participate in economic policy debates. Professor Gayle is great at explaining complex concepts in an easy-to-understand manner. Highly recommend this for country and risk analysts or anyone interested in current affairs.
by Apostolos G•
Great course from a substantial University and also a great Professor. The course is very well organized and the Professor conveys difficult concepts with an understandable way. You not only will be able to read newspapers and understand what is going on the economy, yet you will get the knowledge to see behind politics. A well educated citizen can make good decision.
by Raphael A O d O•
Excellent Course! A Must do Course for a better understanding of the world around you. Gayle is an excellent teacher and gives you a great basis to be more aware of whatas going on out there in the economic persective and give you a critical thinking as well if what is being done really is the way we should go foward I defenetely recommend this course.
by Vivian X•
I took the course to improve my ability to understand economic issues, terms and jargons. I found that the course is incredibly practical, intriguing, informative and easy to follow at the same. The topics and examples are carefully selected and the well presented. I now have a much better understanding of the basic economic principles.
by Anais J•
An excellent course. The lecturer was engaging, the material was interesting - I have a basic economics foundation and I found that my understanding of these basics improved, even while I feel much more empowered to have an opinion on policymaking in the world.
It was great to be able to complete a project even though the course is on-demand.
Great course for people with limited notions on economic policymaking. Great to-the-point videos and quizzes that give an excellent picture which perfectly fits today's policymaking frame.
After taking this course I think I can fully understand what the newspapers talk about regarding economic policymaking
by Zuzana S•
Absolutely amazing course which provides you with very practical tips on how to judge all fiscal, monetary, exchange rate and structural policies for any country. The professor is very passionate and knows well on how to explain any topic in very simple, yet practical way. You will love this course. :)
by Govind C•
Great intro to macroeconomic policies for the uninitiated / semi-initiated. Prof. Gayle Allard's teaching style makes a world of difference. Her methodical approach towards making an inference and reaching a conclusion is probably the best I've seen amongst all the teachers I've ever had.
by Abdessatar R•
The course is very interesting. I've learned something that will be useful to my work. The teacher was very competent and qualified. I would like to learn other courses in economics with her and on the platform Coursera. Thank you very much for everything you present to advance science.
by Albano S•
Gayle Allard is simply an outstanding teacher.
Strongly reccomended, this is my thirteenth course with Coursera. I've so liked this course the first time, that I'm doing it again. With IE Business I've attended "Critical Perspectives on Management" by Rolf Strom-Olsen, outstanding Too.
by Zlatina G•
The best macroeconomics class that I have ever had. Very clear explanations and linking all the theory with recent and historical events. I would recommend the course to anyone regardless if you are beginner or have some idea of the macroeconomics concepts.
by Madhu B•
The course is very much tailored and suits the one who would need a clear understanding on the Fiscal and Monetary Policies. Much more it is easier to understand with the examples presented and instructor Gayle had put it together effectively in the course.
by Annesha C•
Amazing Course for students from all backgrounds who are interested in the basics of Economics and hoe The world economics work. The excellent delivery of Prof Gayle Allard and her easy to understand examples was a big help. A must do course.
by ALBERTO J P L•
This is one of the best courses that I've taked. The teacher Gayle Allard explains clearly al the topics and in a very simple way. I recomend this course if you want learning or practicing about economic policy. I loved this course. Thanks!
by Nasrullah N•
It really was a wonderful experience going into this course. I have learnt alot, go handon experience on many economic tools that i can use. Have a basic understanding differentiating between myths and truth. Five star ranking.
by sanjeev k•
One of the Best Course on understanding economics policy making basics. Really enjoyed the course. Get to learn a lot. Quiz and peer grading assignment are challenging and get to know how to apply the theory in practice.
This is a very good course to understand macro economics & how to read current world economic scenario. I did this course once in past & I am not taking it again. It is good to do once in 6 months until you master it...
by Joseph M C•
This was an excellent course for me. It has enabled me make sense of economic data, and aroused my interest to go further and study more. Thank you for offering this course. It has been a wonderful experience this far.
by Андрей А А•
Very clear explanation of policymaking and macroeconomic forces it rises. The practical part helps a lot to consolidate the theory. Gives a good kick-start for own high-level economic research. Thanks Gayle Allard!
by Danilo A E•
Very nice material, goes directly to the point.
Very practical approach.
For those interested in the Keynesian economic view, altough not explicited in the material this is the Economic School chosen for the course.
by Rasha A•
This course is one of the most well organized and easy to follow and understad, in the same way it is very compitable with the Idea of online learning , it is not boaring not long and right to the point
keep it up
by Зарина К•
The basics of macroeconomics are explained in more detail and clearly. Some points are remembered better, and there were also links to deepen their knowledge and information in general. Thank you for this course!