Understanding Global Markets: Macroeconomics for Executives

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This three-day program presents tools and frameworks to help executives understand and predict the medium- to long-run performance of economies in order to mitigate risk, develop growth plans, and make investment decisions, both locally and abroad. Participants will leave the program with a better understanding of the global economic environment, global market strategy, macroeconomics, and how these things impact their company and their business decisions.

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  • Martha M: Macroeconomics, a complex and not very exciting topic made entertaining and easy to understand. Roberto is a very talented professor.

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  • Matthew C: Anyone wanting to understand global economics MUST take this course. I would take this over again without any hesitation.

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  • Brian A: Roberto is an excellent communicator with boundless energy. He condensed a life time of knowledge into 3 short days. It was course that I would recommend to anyone interested into the rapidly changing global political, economic and social landscape

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  • Jose Mauricio Valdez M: Roberto was great. The content of the course is perfect

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  • Alfonso F: Great teacher, many useful insight.

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  • Franco A: Professor Rigobon is such an amazing teacher. He made this topic so interesting. The three days flew by, and learned so much on how interconnected everything is in our economy. He taught us how to read past the headlines to really understand the issues. Highly recommend this course.

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  • Federico L: Roberto's energy and passion for the subject makes this class the highlight of my MIT experience.

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  • Toronata T: Prof Rigobon delivered what he had promised : to make the participants having the mind of a central bank governor after the 1st day class and the making of a minister of finance after the 2nd day. I enjoyed the class and I can now see the global economic in much richer ways.

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  • James M: Course provides you with tools to determine how the economic conditions, determined through publicly available metrics, should be used to guide investment strategies for outsourcing and new market introductions.

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  • Thomas L: best class I have attended in quite a while. Plenty of material I can use in my day to day work. Time well spent.

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"Absolutely engrossing, entertaining and enlightening. This is a teacher who is humble enough to share knowledge, but great enough so as to make it fun. For those of us who attended, our lives are changed - never again will we idly listen to the news about quantitative easing, or bond interest rates going up or down, or economic crisis in Greece or the austerity measures in EU... the connections between the world economy and our lives, our own financial prospects as well as our businesses' have been firmly explained and solidified in this short 3-day session. Look forward to learning more."  - Shoma C.