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Sous-titres : Anglais, Espagnol, Turc, Arabe

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Sous-titres : Anglais, Espagnol, Turc, Arabe

Programme du cours : ce que vous apprendrez dans ce cours

3 heures pour terminer

Macroeconomy Overview

We are surrounded by news and commentary on the macroeconomy. To understand it, we need to grasp the meaning of GDP, inflation and unemployment and see what their “normal” levels are and how they relate to one another. Though these levels and relationships are far from mechanical, they provide an essential foundation to understanding what governments are doing in a macroeconomy....
11 vidéos (Total 87 min), 5 lectures, 1 quiz
11 vidéos
What is GDP - The Circular Flow Diagram11 min
Potential GDP as a Reference Point for the Business Cycle9 min
GDP Gaps and Policymaking7 min
What Does a Business Cycle Look Like?9 min
What Drives the Business Cycle - Aggregate Supply and Aggregate Demand6 min
Aggregate Supply and Aggregate Demand II9 min
Aggregate Supply and Aggregate Demand III: Shifts in Aggregate Demand10 min
Aggregate Supply and Aggregate Demand IV: Shifts in Aggregate Supply7 min
GDP Growth in the Real World and Future Prospects4 min
Conclusion: Module One7 min
5 lectures
Syllabus: Module 110 min
Grading Policy10 min
Course Staff10 min
Contact Us10 min
Copy of Course Staff10 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Macroeconomy Quiz14 min
1 heure pour terminer

The Fiscal Policy Tool

Welcome to Module 2! We will be going into fiscal policy, which is one of the key tools that authorities have to influence the economy and bring GDP closer to its ideal growth rate. It consists of changes in government spending and taxes. To try to gauge how much spending and taxes need to change to bring GDP to potential, we use two concepts: the multiplier, and crowding out. However, spending and tax revenues also move automatically across the business cycle, helping make the economy more stable. Thanks for being with us! Enjoy learning!...
7 vidéos (Total 49 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
7 vidéos
Restrictive and Expansive Fiscal Policy Tools9 min
The Multiplier Effect of Fiscal Policy9 min
Crowding Out9 min
Automatic Stabilizers8 min
Fiscal Policy in the Real World9 min
Conclusion: Module Two1 min
1 lecture
Syllabus: Module 210 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Fiscal Policy Tool Quiz14 min
1 heure pour terminer

Deficits, Debts, Myths and Realities

Welcome to Module 3! Now we know how fiscal policy is supposed to work in the economy, to close recessionary or inflationary gaps. In this module we will get into the nuts and bolts of deficits and debts in the real world and I am sure we will have some interesting follow-up discussions! How is it really used? What are government deficits and debts? When governments run deficits and need to borrow money, how and where do they do it? When are these deficits and debts more of a problem? This module will look at the US and other leading economies in recent years to answer these questions, clear up some common misconceptions, and point to what the most important concerns are with deficits and debts at the present time. Good luck and see you online! ...
10 vidéos (Total 65 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
10 vidéos
Government Deficits and Surpluses10 min
How Do Governments Borrow Money? (I)5 min
How Do Governments Borrow Money? (II)11 min
Who Owns Public Debt in Advanced Economies?6 min
How Much Deficit is Too Much?8 min
US Debt2 min
Strengths and Weaknesses of Fiscal Policy4 min
Conclusion: Module Three1 min
Office Hours Modules 1 to 312 min
1 lecture
Syllabus: Module 310 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Deficits, Debts, Myths and Realities Quiz14 min
1 heure pour terminer

Monetary Policy

Welcome to Module 4! This week we're tackling a fascinating issue, which is monetary policy, and I anticipate some very interesting debates. Monetary policy is the other main tool that governments can use to influence the economy. Monetary authorities work through the money supply and can use open market operations, their own lending rates and reserve or cash ratios to influence money markets and hence the real economy. Just as with fiscal policy, once the gap in the economy is identified, expansive monetary policy should be used in a recessionary gap and restrictive monetary policy in an inflationary gap. Monetary policy is superior to fiscal policy in many ways, but its greatest weakness is that it does not work nearly as well in recessionary gaps as in inflationary gaps. Keep up the good work! ...
7 vidéos (Total 51 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
7 vidéos
What is Money and What are Central Banks8 min
Central Banks in the World7 min
What are the Tools of Central Banks?16 min
How Does Monetary Policy Work Across the cycle and Why Does it Sometimes Fail?10 min
Strengths and Weaknesses of Monetary Policy5 min
Conclusion: Module Four55s
1 lecture
Syllabus: Module 410 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Monetary Policy Quiz14 min
4 heures pour terminer

Combining Policies and Other Policy Tools

Welcome, Courserians, to our fifth module in the Understanding Economic Policy course! We have so many tools in hand now that we can spend our last sessions putting the pieces together and tackling real-world policy questions. There is little that could be more relevant, and I hope you will enjoy it. In the real world, fiscal and monetary authorities may move in the same policy directions or they may act in opposition to one another. We will explore what happens as fiscal and monetary policies interact in the real economy. Additionally, economic decision-makers have two other policies that they can use to influence the economy, which are exchange-rate policy and structural policy. We will discuss how these work, and what special complications and advantages they present. There is also a peer-evaluated assignment for this course, and it’s included in this module. You will use the Economic Policy Simulator, a free interactive exercise, to make policy for an unknown country. Use all of the tools that we have learned together, and enjoy getting a chance to run a country! Thanks for your enthusiastic participation, and enjoy these last two modules of the course! ...
8 vidéos (Total 66 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
8 vidéos
How Do Different Combinations of These Policies Affect the Macroeconomy?6 min
Policy Mixes and Outcomes12 min
Exchange Rates11 min
Structural Policy11 min
Policy Mix in the Real World16 min
Practicing Policymaking with the Economic Policy Simulator6 min
Conclusion: Module Five1 min
1 lecture
Syllabus: Module 510 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Combining Policies and Other Policy Tools Quiz14 min
1 heure pour terminer

Policymaking in the Wake of the Financial Crisis

You are now in the last module of our Understanding Economic Policymaking course! Having reviewed the theory behind economic policymaking, we devote the last module to discovering what policymakers are actually doing in the leading developed countries of the world. We will discuss whether interest rates have been appropriate in a group of countries, and what the consequences are if they are not. We will also discuss quantitative easing, the main “unconventional” monetary policy, and anticipate some of its consequences. We will have a look at deficits and debt in some countries and use the tools to determine whether they are problematic; we will analyze the “austerity” policies applied in many European countries; and we will have a look at the combination of fiscal, monetary and structural policies being used in Japan, dubbed “Abenomics”. We´ll also consider the perils of policymakers´ aggressive pursuit of growth at a time when it is becoming more elusive. The final exam will have questions from this module and from each of the previous modules, so you can study your earlier quizzes to prepare. Good luck as you complete the course! I´ve enjoyed getting to know you a little. Warm regards....
9 vidéos (Total 51 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
9 vidéos
Monetary Policy in the United States8 min
Monetary Policy in Spain and Germany6 min
Quantitative Easing3 min
Fiscal Policy in the Real World: When is Debt Too High?11 min
Abenomics4 min
Policy and the Eternal Pursuit of Growth5 min
Summary of the Course4 min
Extra: The situation in Greece6 min
1 lecture
Syllabus: Module 610 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Final Exam20 min
3 heures pour terminer


5 vidéos (Total 22 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
5 vidéos
1 lecture
Instructions10 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Let´s see if you remember the theory10 min
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par PHDec 9th 2015

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.

par KKDec 27th 2015

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!



Gayle Allard


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À propos de la Spécialisation Globalization, Economic Growth and Stability

This Specialization aims to make economic concepts accessible to every learner, and to teach them to analyze current events using the toolkit of economics. It begins by explaining the basic parameters of the macroeconomy, and how governments can/should use both fiscal and monetary policy to influence growth, inflation and employment. It then moves on to the international arena, where countries interact, and explains the basic principles of free trade, exchange rates, the balance of payments and immigration and how these interactions affect our everyday lives. Finally, learners will apply these tools and concepts to the world's leading economies and discover how they can "read" from a country's economic data important lessons about the risks and opportunities of doing business in these countries, equipping them with tools that they can use in the workplace and even in their personal investment decisions....
Globalization, Economic Growth and Stability

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