COURSE

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

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

Recent Activity

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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!

Announcements

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. 

How can I get updates on this course?

If you subscribe to the course by using the button above, you will receive email updates on the course.

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.

Flip the classroom

Women Working

BY ON Tue, November 29, 2016

What’s the pill got to do with it?

Frictional Unemployment

BY ON Tue, November 01, 2016

The role unemployment plays in a healthy economy

How is the unemployment rate calculated?

BY ON Tue, October 18, 2016

Learn more with our new video from Principles of Macroeconomics.

New Personal Finance Section!

BY ON Wed, August 24, 2016

Last week, we launched a brand new Personal Finance section that’s included here in Principles of Macroeconomics and our new course,

New this week: Office Hours session on the Solow model!

BY ON Thu, June 09, 2016

If you got to choose whether to live in an inventive country or a thrifty one, how would you decide?

New Office Hours on Solow model and steady state

BY ON Wed, April 20, 2016

The Solow model is a great way to examine the inputs to economic growth.

Learn how to compare growth rates with the Rule of 70!

BY ON Tue, February 23, 2016

You asked, we answered. New office hours video.

New Videos Every Tuesday!

BY ON Wed, February 03, 2016

Check back each week for new videos.

Welcome to Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics

BY ON Wed, November 18, 2015

We're excited to have you join us for our newest course!

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