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, and macroeconomics and how they impact their company and their business decisions

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  • Leonardo F: Excellent and brilliant overview of macroeconomic topics. MIT framework works greatly in diagnosing all macroeconomic issues and set the pace for meaningful actions and remedies. Program has an incredibly high level of entertainment too, which helps a lot in digesting the load of technical information provided. Very well done!

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  • Philip B: The way the principles were explained was done in a very energetic and dynamic way. This is the best economic class I have attended in my life.

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  • Lisa C: As an employee of MIT, I have repeatedly heard from others that Professor Roberto Rigobon is a truly talented teacher and that his course is excellent, but I was not expecting to be so blown away. Roberto was able to translate and transfer complex information, research and theory into easily digestible concepts and frameworks for us. I have a background in personal finance but still found macroeconomics somewhat baffling, especially in recent years. Roberto brought clarity to the topic and made it consumable. We learned about the role of central banks, how various factors like unemployment, taxes, interest rates, and politics can influence global economies, what contributed to the debt/credit/housing crisis, China's recent performance, income distribution and inequality, bubbles, contagion, and how to aim for long-term, sustainable growth. It was absolutely fascinating. He showed us how to use tools and frameworks to understand short- and long-term forecasts and trends, and how that might affect planning decisions both as business leaders and personal investors. He took us on a wild, high-energy ride through countries across the globe and how their economics have behaved and performed throughout history. We covered a lot of ground in just three days - which I loved. My favorite part of the course, however, was Roberto himself. He's a talent. Everything you'd expect an MIT Professor to be. A brilliant mind and teacher in his element. He's truly passionate about macroeconomics and how they affect individual people, and his passion for the subject spurs on yours. Not to mention - he's hilarious. I will be visiting my library shortly to stock up on macroeconomics books to keep learning from here. Thank you, Roberto, for bringing much-needed clarity and setting me off on a wonderful path of learning.

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  • Geoffrey C: Great class. Entertaining and revealing. No wonder, Roberto was and is one of the best MIT teachers.

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  • Tanadi S: Beautifully explained. A must for anyone interested in Macroeconomics.

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  • Debjyoti M: A seemingly dry topic was made & presented in a very interesting manner. Class room was great so was the time given for group work.

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  • Juan B: great practical approach fullfiling MIT motto mens et manus. great professor and dynamics. very enjoyable

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  • Alankrit A: Roberto Rigobon is a class act. Macro Economics was never this interesting or captivating and his passion comes right through. One of the most engaging learning experiences ever and a treat to hear from the master himself.Not to be missed.

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  • Shoma C: 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..

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  • Juan Carlos A: If you really want to understand how the world works and how to take advantage of trends and changes, you MUST take this course. Mecroeconomics does not get simpler and more impactful than this.

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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.


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