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!\n\nThank you Gayle!
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by Reg R•
I found this course easy to understand, but not so easy as to make it completely unchallenging. I also found it rooted in contemporary issues and contemporary understanding of economic policy, and as such a handy guide to how policymakers in Treasuries and central banks think. I particularly valued the interactive, economic policy simulator. The more tasks can be made part of the course, the better.
by Camilo P•
This is one of the clearest explanations of economic policy I have seen. My only reason not to give it five stars is that I feel the edition I took of the course had been poorly revised. There are several issues that need to be updated and even the exam wording apparently references a previous version of the course. Nevertheless, I highly recommend "Understanding economic policymaking".
by Sapna G•
it is a great course especially for those who like to work upon different models and practise their on results. Gayle has been outstanding throughout with her complete, clear and crisp explanations and diagrammatic representations. It provides a great insight into real life applications and reasonings. Great effort ! Kudos !
by Massimiliano M P•
really interesting course. Lessons are easy to follow with clear explanations and contents. Only bad point is for the peer review of a couple of test that are not so clear and take time to be done and to be reviewed. For an online course, it is better to have online tests that do not take so much time.
by Kshitiz S•
Concepts covered in the course are explained with examples. It was a nice experience to learn about policymaking. This course uses old examples and It would be great if they also examine the latest situations of COVID-19. Thank you :)
by Dilip V•
Excellent course to gain macroeconomic fundamentals, even for people without economics background.
Wide range of questions in the discussion forum helps you clarify various queries you might have.
Overall, i am very satisfied.
by Helton D•
Graded assignments only for the ones that purchase the course are unfair. Coursera should always allow people to do everything even if they don't purchase. Purchase should only be required for certificates.
by Larry L E•
An excellent course by a fine teacher. The fifth star is dropped because graded quizzes are not available unless the certificate is purchased - unlike most Coursera courses in which I am interested.
by José J F•
Good course, well structured. Just needs some technical improvements in order to be able to review wrong / right answers in quizzes.
Nice to have a second more advanced course in this topic.
by Abhinav A•
The Course is simple yet informative. Sometimes we ignore very simple yet strong concepts. This course is very good for beginners. Also useful for those who wish to brush up their concepts.
by Andrés P V•
Really i like this course, because you can learn more with the software created for this seminary! but i would like that this course would have a second part, that would be awesome!
by Edwin M•
Very well taught by Gayle. Good understanding of policy making using a macroeconomic approach. Would encourage anyone who is interested in understanding policymaking to take it
by Samra R•
It was good enough to let learners improve and polish basic knowledge and how we can use this to understand real wolrd.
by Ola O•
Excellent course, well presented, my only wish is that included some developmental economics for developing countries
by arjun e•
Please reconsider the peer reviewed assignment as it is not very transparent and inefficient.
by Fernando F d C•
Excellent course. The only negative point is the broken link for the simulator.