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Ricardo Teixeira profile image
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7/10 starsCompleted
  • 86 reviews
  • 77 completed
5 years, 4 months ago
This is a nice introduction to macroeconomics. If you don't have any notions whatsoever in this area, you'll gain immensely from following the course, since nowadays it's almost basic literacy with all the t... This is a nice introduction to macroeconomics. If you don't have any notions whatsoever in this area, you'll gain immensely from following the course, since nowadays it's almost basic literacy with all the talk of austerity and deficits in the media. But if you know some macroeconomics, the whole 6 weeks will seem pitifully basic. The quizzes are amazingly simple. The peer-reviewed exercise that is part of the evaluation for the course also seems like an incredibly straightforward case study (analysis and proposal of economic solutions for a fictitious country), although it's very lengthy - but then the rubric for evaluation is so incredibly detailed that you would need either nice reviewers or a lot more time (and higher word limits) to mention everything that is asked of your answers. Overall this course suffers from the same problem of most MOOCs - it tries to assume no prior knowledge in the field, and so it becomes pretty stale for someone even with just some basic background knowledge in the area. This is not to say that it's a bad course. It is competently put together and the lecturer is a really good teacher - so if your a novice in macroeconomics you should definitely try it out.
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8/10 starsCompleted
  • 39 reviews
  • 37 completed
5 years, 3 months ago
Very well explained introduction to subject. Friendly, engaging professor with high quality production values. Definitely an entry undergraduate treatment not an MBA course. Exams were ridiculously trivial. ... Very well explained introduction to subject. Friendly, engaging professor with high quality production values. Definitely an entry undergraduate treatment not an MBA course. Exams were ridiculously trivial. Peer Project with case study was modest and wrapped together all the course material nicely. The students are rather naive and inexperienced so did poor peer grading. This was more of a refresher on my Macro course in my Masters program from 10 years ago as a prep to more serious courses I plan to take from Columbia on Money and Banking and the IMF on EdX on Debt and Sustainability
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