Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics


Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics

In this course, following MRU's Principles of Microeconomics course, you’ll continue to explore the economic way of thinking and the role of incentives in all of our lives.

We’ll cover fundamental questions such as: Why do some countries grow rich while others remain poor? How important is a country’s banking system — and what happened during the recent financial crisis? How did Zimbabwe end up with an inflation rate that rose into the quadrillions?

We’ll also cover important topics like the Federal Reserve, monetary policy, fiscal policy, the Solow Growth Model, institutional analysis, the “economics of ideas,” and more. We'll release a new video every Tuesday. 

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Runs approx 10 video hours

Course Outline

8 Business Fluctuations
9 Business Cycle Theories
  • (Coming Soon) 5 minutes on Keynesianism
  • (Coming Soon) 5 minutes on Monetarism
  • (Coming Soon) 5 minutes on RBC
  • (Coming Soon) 5 minutes on Austrian Business Cycle Theory
  • (Coming Soon) Business Cycle Theories and the Great Recession
10 Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve
  • (Coming Soon) Monetary Policy and The Fed
  • (Coming Soon) The U.S. Money Supplies
  • (Coming Soon) The Money Multiplier
  • (Coming Soon) How the Fed Works: Before the Great Recession
  • (Coming Soon) How the Fed Works: After the Great Recession
  • (Coming Soon) The Federal Reserve: Lender of Last Resort
  • (Coming Soon) Monetary Policy: The Best Case
  • (Coming Soon) The Negative Real Shock Dilemma
  • (Coming Soon) When the Fed Does Too Much
  • (Coming Soon) When the Fed Does Too Much
11 Fiscal Policy
  • (Coming Soon) Fiscal Policy: The Best Case

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Release Schedule

A new video will be available in this course every Tuesday. Subscribe to this course to receive an email each week once the video is live!


Women Working Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 13:51
Frictional Unemployment Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 13:01
How is the unemployment rate calculated? Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 09:50
Can I earn a certificate?

Yes, if you pass the final exam, you will earn the "Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics" certificate on your MRUniversity profile. The exam will be available after the course is finished rolling out. We also recommend Degreed, which allows you to find, track and measure all of your learning in one place. Create an account and add it to your Degreed profile for free.

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Can I use this content in my class?

Yes, please! The videos are freely available for non-commercial use. Please let us know how it goes.

Teaching Resources

MRU offers teaching resources designed specifically for passionate educators like you! Check out lecture plans on topics such as Geography and Growth and the Solow Model (Part I and Part II).

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