Jul 23, 2017
Great course for a beginner like me. All the concepts are explained clearly with examples. The language used is simple which makes it easy to understand.
Feb 11, 2020
This course was a great insight to how economies work, and what is the relationship between money demand, supply, interest rates and yields.
par Phani M•
Feb 13, 2020
The scope of subject has been a lot reduced. Not ideal for an MBA course - doesn't cover most relevant & current topics - but good in overall teaching.
par mujtaba s•
Aug 18, 2019
I personally don't think he explained some of the material too cleanly. I did a lot of outside reading to understand some of the concept better.
par Harris S•
Oct 12, 2016
Learn something about the money supply and demand and their relationship with the exchange rate. but can hardly used in daily
par Kavi K•
Feb 10, 2020
Interesting and pertinent material but some of the video content is dry and makes it hard to grasp the concepts.
par Fady S•
Dec 02, 2019
I don't have any problem with the course but the lecture PDF Sources
par Steve M•
Jun 09, 2019
Content is interesting but presentation is a bit dry.
par RUDY W•
Nov 05, 2019
Hard to understand, need more explanation
par ricardo p o•
Mar 31, 2017
it was good, could be more dinamic though
par Andras I•
Dec 10, 2019
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...
par Shinapat K•
Aug 05, 2017
The instructor is't engaging. Needs more concepts explanations and examples. For introductory to macroeconomics course, should have fewer equations and more concepts, reasoning, and illustrations.
par Philip L•
Feb 07, 2020
Professor is very dry, unclear, and hard to follow with this difficult material.
par Natalie C•
Jun 11, 2018
Inadequate lecture materials for test and assignment preparation. Students should not have to go outside of required readings in order to learn required content for course.
par Abdullah F A M•
Jun 05, 2016
the videos are too long
assignments are difficult
and dr asfahani is not like dr larry
i loved dr larry much more
dr asfahani is not interesting in his presentations at all
par Kausar K•
Jun 11, 2019
Content is very dry; slides have too much text and don't depict concepts well. Formulas, and teaching methodology is not structured.
par Christopher G•
Jan 24, 2020
OMG - the worse Coursera course I've ever had. Boring and explanations are impossible to understand
par Nicholas J B•
Jun 13, 2018
Hard to understand. Too vauge with ideas and not enough examples.
par Chris M•
Jun 02, 2018