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!
von Helton d M D•
Dec 23, 2016
Graded assignments only for the ones that purchase the course are unfair. Coursera should always allow people to do everything even if they don't purchase. Purchase should only be required for certificates.
von Shwetha G E•
Jan 04, 2018
Excellent course. It really helps you in giving a good understanding of the policymaking process.
von 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.
von VARUNI S•
Jun 03, 2017
Its a great course. Tells you about, s
von Thomas W J•
Feb 07, 2016
Excellent explanations, and very creative assignments such as the policy simulator and the peer-reviewed assignments.
von rey v•
Jan 16, 2016
Best course yet, a simple to understand teaching approach to a complex concept.
von Sapna G•
Sep 04, 2015
it is a great course especially for those who like to work upon different models and practise their on results. Gayle has been outstanding throughout with her complete, clear and crisp explanations and diagrammatic representations. It provides a great insight into real life applications and reasonings. Great effort ! Kudos !
von Alice Z•
Sep 12, 2017
Good course for understanding historical approach to economy.
von Neeraj P•
Dec 04, 2017
Quite alright. Perfect for bare minimum understanding
von Harry F•
May 17, 2016
This course is well worth a student's time and effort. There are excellent presentations by the professor, but in it's current format the course is too short for the amount of technical knowledge implicit in the material. In addition, the quizzes are poorly written. Some questions are asked at the end of modules when the subject of the question is not even introduced until the following module. Further, for some questions the right answer is either not given in the choices presented or the grading protocol doesn't recognize the correct answer. Some questions ask what answer is "most correct" which implies that there is a strong element of subjective judgement involved in its formulation. The student is allowed only one attempt at a quiz every 8 hours, where many other Coursera courses allow 3 attempts every 8 hours, which is more conducive learning and retaining the material due to the instant feedback. Finally, there are several "NOT" or 'opposite answer' questions which are valid but confusing, so the student must be careful when answering.
Recommendations: 1. Add at least three more sessions to the class and spread the technical material out over more sessions. 2. Rewrite the quiz question set to clarify what you are asking, and make certain the material was covered in the module you are assessing. 3. Don't use 'what is the best answer' ("most correct") type questions, they are ALL too subjective to be fair. 4. Recheck the grading protocol to make certain it is properly evaluating the answers.
Jun 03, 2016
Although the course was very useful, I couldn't complete the course due to an assignment. The assignment is very unrealistic and the graders don't give any feedback!! The assignment is open ended question and not difficult but took significant time, when I submit I was unable to pass.