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University of California, Irvine

The Power of Macroeconomics: Economic Principles in the Real World

University of California, Irvine via Coursera

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In this course, you will learn all of the major principles of macroeconomics normally taught in a quarter or semester course to college undergraduates or MBA students.

Perhaps more importantly, you will also learn how to apply these principles to a wide variety of situations in both your personal and professional lives. In this way, the Power of Macroeconomics will help you prosper in an increasingly competitive and globalized environment.

This course is also available in Portuguese. To join the fully translated Portuguese version, visit this page:

Taught by

Peter Navarro



3.4 rating, based on 10 Class Central reviews

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  • John Hunt

    John Hunt completed this course.

    Unsexy but perfectly adequate MacroEcon 101. Illustrates theories by drawing on 20C history of changes in US economic policies. (Prof. Navarro himself inclines towards monetarism - IMHO, but I might be wrong.) 80% of the grade is in the final exam, so the (extensive) 11 weekly quizzes are intended more for learning than grading. (Course would be perfect for a real-world self-study group!) I needed a course to cover the basics and plug my gaps. This did the job nicely.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Glad I completed the course and passed all the tests. I still like to put my hands on the transcript of the lectures for future reference. Before too long the information will start to look like a hazy memory. If someone knows how to get the lecture notes or transcript of the course please let me know.
  • Ronald C Chisman
    Two general issues : 1) I am taking the course for self development only. I don't care for a certificate but it appears I cannot see my quiz results w/o paying for a certificate.

    Issue 2) is more specific to the course lessons presented by the instructor. Someone didn't do their job correctly because each lesson ends prematurely. I don't know how many seconds of the end I have missed in each lesson, but my pea sized brain can only wonder. Am I missing something important? Someone should have edited the product before release.
  • Eric Gehlhaar

    Eric Gehlhaar completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    A worthwhile and well organised course which with its sister course offers a solid non-mathematical introduction to economics. Would be a good refresher course for reviewing the material
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