Dec 09, 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.
Dec 27, 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!
por Samba M•
Jun 07, 2019
Great course that focuses on real life cases of economic health both past and present
por Raul M•
Jun 01, 2019
I have learned a lot with this course
por Vedant A•
May 15, 2019
Great Course for Macroeconomics understanding.
por NG C Y•
May 06, 2019
This course is very easy to understand. Kudos to everyone!
por Samra R•
Apr 22, 2019
It was good enough to let learners improve and polish basic knowledge and how we can use this to understand real wolrd.
por Nathaly B•
Mar 26, 2019
Great course. I was truly able to understand economic concepts in a way that I hadn't been able to before.
por Andre D•
Feb 15, 2019
Professor Gale Allard is a genius. She made this course so simple and logical that one look forward to learning the content
por Victor L d M•
Jan 08, 2019
Very clear, adapted to any beginner's level.
por HeeKyoung C•
Nov 05, 2018
por Carl-Johann S•
Jul 15, 2018
Very clear first introduction to the mainstream economic viewpoint on global policy making.
por Mar G A•
Jun 27, 2018
This is an awesome course for people who forgot how the economy works. The approach of the course was refreshing and in depth without taking too much of your time with useless definitions and exercises. I really liked the models and the simulator because it adds another layer of learning for the students to see the concepts at work. This is highly recommendable for everyone who forgot their basic economics class and to have a richer understanding of economic policy making.
por Nadav R•
Jun 25, 2018
The teacher is great. The material is easy to understand. I have found myself reading news I wouldn't have cared about in the past. I am glad I took this course.
por Rafael O•
Jun 24, 2018
Extraordinary course, highly recommended !Gayle is a great instructor, one of the best I have ever seen. Thank you very much !
por Alejandro A•
Apr 15, 2018
Excellent course. Very clear explanations along all the modules. Helps you understand what governments and central banks are doing and why.
por Camilo P•
Mar 27, 2018
This is one of the clearest explanations of economic policy I have seen. My only reason not to give it five stars is that I feel the edition I took of the course had been poorly revised. There are several issues that need to be updated and even the exam wording apparently references a previous version of the course. Nevertheless, I highly recommend "Understanding economic policymaking".
por Ola O•
Jan 22, 2018
Excellent course, well presented, my only wish is that included some developmental economics for developing countries
por Shwetha G E•
Jan 04, 2018
Excellent course. It really helps you in giving a good understanding of the policymaking process.
por Hau M C•
Dec 11, 2017
Very useful course, i feel i can read the newspaper and more informed on the economic decision made by country each day. Highly recommended for people who want to learn more about day to day policy making.
por Neeraj P•
Dec 04, 2017
Quite alright. Perfect for bare minimum understanding
por Al T•
Dec 01, 2017
This was a helpful introductory course to macroeconomics that gave me exactly the level of information I needed for my current job. The instructor worked at an appropriate pace and the comparisons between theory and current reality were very useful. My only "criticism" would be that most of the information on real world economics is up to about 2014 and I think this will soon need to refreshed.
por Shoola D•
Oct 29, 2017
Wonderful course and professor. It's very non-technical, but allows to follow the logic of policymaking and comprehend the news and reports better. Enjoying it!
por Joseph M C•
Oct 06, 2017
This was an excellent course for me. It has enabled me make sense of economic data, and aroused my interest to go further and study more. Thank you for offering this course. It has been a wonderful experience this far.
por Aman T•
Sep 27, 2017
# Allard's Understanding Economic Policy making
Working through this course was a delightful experience!
With little background in economics, I got into this to get a strong grip on key macroeconomic concepts and make sense of economic policies in my country (India). This one course exceeded my expectations!
She has a very clear instruction style and the course material (ebook) also helps in developing a solid foundation of the fundamental topics.
My only suggestion would be to throw in a few more quantitative exercises more frequently as part of the weekly assignments.
With my interests in public policy, I look forward to doing more courses in the area of public / urban / land economics. Coursera guys, hope you keep adding more of such great courses in the mentioned areas.
Sep 18, 2017
The Basics of Economics explained in a very simple way. Thank u Coursera
por Alice Z•
Sep 12, 2017
Good course for understanding historical approach to economy.