Jul 10, 2018
Great course! Gives you a great start to understanding the rationale underlying economic events in the country and the world! Excellent complement to MicroEconomics
Jul 08, 2019
Very informative and educational. After taking this class I understand more about the news and economy than ever before.
par Nela N•
Dec 09, 2019
Giving a lot insights on policy making area especially in country level economics
par Jacques P P•
Feb 18, 2019
Interesting material and a couple of useful practical exercises
par Eliane D•
Mar 11, 2018
It was not easy to understand but good to know.
par Romain V•
Oct 07, 2016
Interesting course which goes one level dee
par KIRK H•
Jan 03, 2020
The Instructor is monotone in delivery.
par Chris M•
Jul 07, 2018
Better than the previous
par Andras I•
Dec 16, 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 mujtaba s•
Aug 18, 2019
I enjoyed this course but sometime I struggle with course material - I read the PDF material, watch youtube materials but I coupon figure out why some of my calculation questions were wrong.
par Keith M K•
Dec 22, 2016
Instructor is very dry. Needs better on camera presence and ability to communicate the ideas. There should be more homework for practicing the material covered.
par Aneliya M•
Oct 23, 2017
Both courses of Country level economics i found confusing and boring. Lectures are based only on ppt and felt like professor just read his text unlike firm level economics courses and statistics.
par Kausar K•
Jul 10, 2019
The content is extremely dry, difficult to follow, and creates no excitement on the topic. The concepts are not well explained. There is no interactive material.
par mohyeldin r•
Jul 05, 2019
Awful instructor with zero ability to explain even the easiest subject.
par Jenn H•
Jul 12, 2019
professor is so incredibly boring. the sound effects are childish.
par Steve W•
Jul 09, 2018
An interesting, relevant subject that is made dull by dron
par Alaa E•
Jul 09, 2018