Understanding Global Markets: Macroeconomics for Executives


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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Understanding Global Markets: Macroeconomics for Executives
Certificate Track: Strategy and Innovation
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Tuition: $4,900 (excluding accommodations)
Program Days (for ACE Credit) 3

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The Understanding Global Markets: Macroeconomics for Executives program began in 2010, and quickly became very popular. In response to participant interest in additional content on macroeconomics for managers as well as the economic policies and choices of Europe and Asia, we now offer the program as a three-day session. The extra day allows participants to gain a more thorough understanding of the dynamics of comparative advantage, sources of international conflict, and the varied responses of economies to crisis.


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Participant Testimonial

"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.

Don't Lie to Me, Argentina

In this MIT Sloan Data Made to Matter podcast episode, Roberto Rigobon discusses the Billion Prices Project which uses online data collected from around the world to conduct economic research. Their goal is to measure every aspect of life accurately, starting with the real rate of inflation in Argentina.