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Understanding Macroeconomics using Case Studies

Understand Macroeconomics and become aware of the potential impact of various financial decisions on the economy. Through detailed case studies, this online course will help you understand how macroeconomic factors influence business cycles, and a lot more.

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15 learners
Introduction to the Course

Macro Economics is the branch of Economics that studies the economy as a whole. It thoroughly examines various economic phenomena like inflation, unemployment, interest rates, foreign exchange rates, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and Balance of Payments (BoP). All the factors in macroeconomics are interdependent. Macroeconomics helps one analyse and understand the impact of financial decisions that influence the entire economy. It plays a key role in taking major business decisions, such as expansion, acquisition, entering new markets, and more.

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Course Objectives

What will you gain from this course?

  • An understanding of the factors that lead to inflation
  • An understanding of when the Central Bank might raise and drop the rates of interest
  • Knowing when to invest and when not to invest
  • Knowledge of how to predict the different stages in the Business Cycle

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Prerequisites and Target Audience

This course does not require any prior knowledge of Finance, Economics, or Accountancy. You could be a Business or Economics student, an entrepreneur who wants to understand the impact of the global economy on his/her business venture, or someone who is enthusiastic about Economics.

Course Plan
Certificate of completion

1. You, This Course and Us
1 video
You, This Course and Us 02:44
2. Recession of 1970's
6 videos
Inheritance of troubled Economy 06:26

Unemployment and the story of Sam 09:47

Unemployment and inflation connect into Stagflation 13:04

Taxes and Deficit Financing 11:15

Monetary Policy and controlling Money Supply 08:34
3. Gross Domestic Product
3 videos
Components of GDP in Minion Land 19:08

Real, Nominal GDP and the Price Index 17:26

Income and the connection of Savings and Consumption 10:56
4. The GDP Growth Stories
3 videos
The Story of the miraculous Japanese Growth 08:26

The success story of friendly Singapore 08:27
5. Supply of Money
3 videos
Central Bank's tool kit for controlling money supply 14:42

The sub-prime mortgages and CDO 11:42

The burst: 2008 Global Economic Recession 12:03
6. Balance of Payments
2 videos
Current Account Transactions 14:56

Capital Account Transactions 13:15
7. Foreign Exchange Rates and Oil Prices
4 videos
Foreign Exchange rates, basket of goods and Purchasing Power Parity 13:17

PPP different from Real Exchange Rates 07:30

Everything connected 01:23

Meet the Author

4 Alumni of Stanford, IIM-A, IITs and Google, Microsoft, Flipkart

Loonycorn is a team of 4 people who graduated from reputed top universities. Janani Ravi, Vitthal Srinivasan, Swetha Kolalapudi and Navdeep Singh have spent years (decades, actually) working in the Tech sector across the world.

  • Janani: Graduated from Stanford and has worked for 7 years at Google (New York, Singapore). She also worked at Flipkart and Microsoft.
  • Vitthal: Studied at Stanford; worked at Google (Singapore), Flipkart, Credit Suisse, and INSEAD.
  • Swetha: An IIM Ahmedabad and IIT Madras alumnus having experience of working in Flipkart.
  • Navdeep: An IIT Guwahati alumnus and Longtime Flipkart employee.
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