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

6 Unemployment and Labor Force Participation
7 Inflation and Quantity Theory of Money
  • (Coming Soon) Zimbabwe and Hyperinflation
8 Business Fluctuations
  • (Coming Soon) Intro to Business Cycles
9 The Federal Reserve
  • (Coming Soon) What is the Federal Reserve System?
10 Monetary Policy
  • (Coming Soon) Monetary Policy: The Best Case
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!

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How is the unemployment rate calculated? Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 09:50
New Personal Finance Section! Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 13:03
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. 

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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.

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