Oct 31, 2018
Great course which learns you macroeconomics through US economy history and real economic situations. it's really help you to understand why things happen in the world from economic stand point.
Apr 16, 2019
This course is very easy to understand for a total novice like me. There is still more to learn about macroeconomics but this course provides the necessary background to give you a head start!
par Jeremy W•
Dec 05, 2016
This course really helps me understand the basic logic behind the modern macro business world. The focus on the history of economic schools and world economy is a highlight which provides lively background for the dull economic concepts. But the blame on China for the sluggish US and world economy is very biased and selectively blind, because Prof. Peter Navarro is Trump's economic advisor. When he blames China for everything, he forgot one fact that the 2008 Financial Crisis and the resulting world recession were initially caused by the US, not China. I respect Pro. Peter Navarro and really appreciate his teaching, but I don't think mixing too much personal bias into the public course is responsible and objective, and that's why I took two stars off.
par Minas-Marios V•
Sep 25, 2016
I have to admit, this course greatly disappointed me from the beginning. The main reason is its title; it should have been "Macroeconomics of the USA". The instructor focuses too heavily on the US economy, which is partially understandable due to its significance, but I personally got tired of the endless supply of facts (and opinions) about US Presidents and their choices on US Macroeconomic Policy over the last 80 years.
Other than that, the main concepts of Macroeconomics are presented with adequate detail. I had very little background in Economics but managed to grasp them rather easily. The presentations are pretty dull, however, with the professor mainly reading through the slides (which mind you are NOT in downloadable form).
All in all, it's not a bad course, but there is great room for improvement.
par Brian T T Y•
Feb 13, 2019
A good course to have a good foundation of macroeconomics. Enjoyed the theory behind supply & demand, implications of political and economic policies and how it drives the actions of governments. I could recommend this course to anyone interested for a good foundation in macroeconomics
par Jian P•
Mar 18, 2019
This course provides suffient yet a little bit too academic details about macroeconomics. Given a more cautious political attitude towards China, the course would deserve a five-star.
par Viktoriya T•
Jul 31, 2019
The course allows to understand the basic concepts of macroeconomics. However, you should apply significant effort to understand, as the delivery is too fast and sometimes confusing. Moreover, the course is centered too much on the USA: the same historical examples are repeated multiple times, instead of providing some variety of global examples to help understand the concepts better. Moreover, the Professor's characterization of developing countries is oversimplified and awfully condescending. I personally was offended and would prefer not to listen to that particular lecture at all.
par Deleted A•
Jun 12, 2018
Very disappointed in Professor Navarro
par Tom J•
Nov 30, 2016
Really dreadful: absurdly fast progress, with really dry graphics, where they cover the history of economics in about 30 minutes! To make things worse, the lecturer (who doesn't appear in the videos) speaks incredibly fast, while graphs and bullet point lists fly by on the screen. There's not time to process the information and complicated terms and processes are explained in just a few seconds.
I'm disappointed as it looked like an interesting course but doesn't live up to some of the really great courses available which employ great teaching and delivery.
par Sarah G•
Nov 20, 2016
I have been quite disappointed by this class. There were no suggested readings in addition to the quite basic videos. But the worst were the quizzs. 90% of the answers to the multiple-choice questions were the top option!! I could have pass the tests without having listen to the videos. Were those tests or jokes? You should do this class only if you know absolutely nothing about economics, because this is the most basic class.
par Leah M•
Jul 19, 2017
Outdated, not engaging, mostly opinion.
par Mark B•
Apr 29, 2019
Is the lecturer a real person or a bot? Very monotonic and unengaging.
par Mufizul I•
Nov 18, 2018
Nov 19, 2018
By far the most excellent courses online for the career your looking to continue your education ! :)
par Deepti G•
Dec 22, 2018
I really enjoyed doing this course; I highly recommend the same.
par Eduardo S•
Dec 11, 2018
The course is fantastic and gave me the background needed to better understand the macroeconomic principles that govern the world.
par Brian R•
Dec 13, 2018
Perfect course to either learn or update your conversational understanding of macro economics.
par Andrés G E F•
Nov 07, 2018
Gran curso! Estaría bien una version en español!
par David V•
Nov 22, 2018
I've listened to several of Peter Navarro's courses before on audio book, and found this one to be equally enjoyable.
par Chinmay B K•
Nov 08, 2018
its really helpful and informative.
Nov 26, 2018
Though hard in the beginning,I gradually catch up with the pace and acquire the knowledge and examples that I need. By the way,there are minor errors in the script.
par Gael N•
Nov 28, 2018
Far better than my intro to macro class. Highly recommend
par Nhat Q L•
Nov 29, 2018
par POUHE K M F A•
Feb 10, 2019
Très bon cours.
par Rugved D•
Feb 25, 2019
One of the best courses I've ever learned by University of California!
par Palak b•
Feb 27, 2019
This course is very beneficial. As it clears my basics for macroeconomics
par ALMUGTABA H H S•
Mar 11, 2019
it is one of the most useful courses I have ever taken