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.
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.
by Jacques P•
Interesting material and a couple of useful practical exercises
by Gloria U•
This course broadens the mind and human reasoning.
by Eliane D•
It was not easy to understand but good to know.
by Romain V•
Interesting course which goes one level dee
by KIRK H•
The Instructor is monotone in delivery.
by Chris M•
Better than the previous
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by Andras I•
I was looking forward to this course as the next step in the Managerial Economics. Little did I expect that after the brilliant Microeconomics (Firm Level Economics) course it will become such a chore to get through.
There are multiple issues with this course:
1, The presentation style: whereas in most courses you get to engage with the presenter, here there is too much screen time for not well edited, overly verbose slides that just get read out by the Professor. So it's a double distraction...you just keep staring at the same text as he mumbles on. I put it to 1.5x speed just to get through faster (and I'm taking notes on paper, still not too fast)
2, The material is not very well structured: in the first lesson I thought, we have a lot of definitions to get through...but it just keeps going like a huge, growing list of unstructured "stuff" the whole time. There is no weighting of higher level concepts, just a flood of information. Maybe also doesn't help that the videos are longer than the usual Coursera lesson(18-20 minutes vs 6-7 minutes) without much rhythm to them. So I just ended up watching a week's videos then from the notes tried to piece it together into a cohesive point.
3, Narrow minded look: I'm also not sure if forcing the Keynesian thinking all across the course in such tedious detail (and wasting time on useless, incoherent views about politics affecting economics) is more useful than mentioning other alternatives like the AD/AS model, neoclassical model, Money View (great course on Coursera, highly recommended!) or just in general open up from the dogma and try to make sure students understand that they're all modeling the same economic reality with different tools.
The quizes make you think and force some usage of the otherwise dry material.
The assigments are not bad but a bit on the simple side but unfortunately on Coursera longer submissions cannot be expected to be properly reviewed anyways.
Unless you really have to (as specialisation or iMBA requirement), I wouldn't recommend taking this course, you're better off reading a book (Theory and Applications of Macroeconomics or the OPENSTAX books - both free) or watch the (free) Khan Academy course, while they cover the same material (and more), they're much more engaging.
This was the hardest course for me to follow (not the content, the format) until I put it on hold and learned the material from other sources to come back and finish.
Although I really like Coursera and the format/content it offers, this one I cannot recommend. Such a shame...
by Yingxiu C•
After watching all videos, still can't finish the quiz without extra internet search for more knowledge. This is not an introductory course and would be a barrier for those with litter or no economic background. Week 3 is particularly difficult because what was asked required you to know not just the instructor said but also know the implicit message, i.e. those unsaid.
Video sound is really low. I usually need to turn to 50-60 in volume while for all other videos in Coursera, it's around 10.
by ALEJANDRO M R•
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
by NAZNEEN M•
Slightly better than the first macroeconomics course undertaken
by Johnny F•
Complex material with little context and supporting literature.
by Michael R•
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.
by mohyeldin r•
Awful instructor with zero ability to explain even the easiest subject.
by Rohit M•
Worst instructor on Coursera platform.
by Alaa E•