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☑ This is the ONLY Udemy course to offer the Oxford Diploma for Economics
☑ How you learn by joining in the 1600 discussions! (As at April 2021)
☑ Trumponomics vs Bidenomics
☑ Focusing on individual countries (eg. USA, UK, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Bulgaria, India, Italy, South Africa)
☑ Analysis of global topics including climate change, peak oil theory, economic growth, economics of veganism
☑ 25 workbooks including COVID-19 impact: learn through discussion also the Indian economy
☑ Analysis of pro-Brexit economic arguments
☑ Workbooks/lectures on: USA, India, UK, Australia
☑ The economic legacy of Theresa May (UK Prime Minister who has just resigned)
☑ The EU Elections
☑ Economics and decluttering
☑ The USA Economy as at April 2020/1
☑ A seven day course in Business Economics English
☑ Climate change and Economics
☑ Understand the basics of micro and macro Economics
☑ Trumponomics and Corbynomics
☑ 2021 Budget
Important notice: This course is run as a HUGE class. There are 2000+ posts in the Q/A at an average of about 60 posts a day. Students from many different countries post and ask/answer questions on all aspects of Economics. Recent discussions have been about:
Islam and Economics
South Africa and Economics
2021 budget and budgets in general
Modern monetary theory
This is a course where everyone learns from each other. 2000 posts means students are ENGAGED IN THE COURSE.
NEW SECTION JUNE 2021
NEW SECTION MAY 2021
The economic costs of strokes (health economics)
NEW SECTIONS APRIL 2021:
1. Brexit - the update
2. Key Economic vocabulary
TWO NEW ADDITIONS CURRENT AS AT DECEMBER 2020
1. Economics workbook on Italy
2. Special new section on the stimulus package for South Africa
ONE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED + POSTS IN THE Q/A SECTION - A GREAT COURSE FOR DISCUSSING ECONOMICS.
Note: This course includes the Oxford Diploma – no other Udemy Economics course (by other Instructors) satisfies the criteria. If you achieve the Diploma then you will have worked very hard and learned a lot. There is a detailed video on the Oxford Diploma plus a checklist plus a 'Diploma Requirements' document
BEFORE YOU ENROL:
1. Watch the Preview video
2. Watch the sample lectures
3. Thoroughly read this course description
4. Be fully aware that participation is encouraged - that means there are manuals (many!) numerous discussions (Q/A sections) and regular Education Announcements
5. To achieve the Oxford Diploma requires quite a lot of work. To acquire the Completion Certificate you can just...watch. You can choose to do either, neither or...both. Questions are responded to quickly.
6. Remember too that this course includes an OPTIONAL course in Business Economics English.
Six reasons to TAKE THIS COURSE right now:
1. You cannot lose - 30 day refund if you really really don't like the course BUT if you DO like it:
a. updated lectures
b. case studies based on very very current news items
c. detailed responses to messages
d. I constantly attempt to have a 'class atmosphere' e.g. throwing questions open to all
e. regular Announcements that are not disguised sales ploys
f. regular FREE access to numerous other courses offered by me
2. I am a lecturer/teacher in Economics by trade i.e. I teach full-time for a living. I have been Principal, Director of Studies and Head of Economics. (Oxford, UK) I have lectured in University, adult evening classes and also run over 60 seminars in the UK, Poland and the Czech Republic.
3. I am/have been an Examiner for FIVE different examination boards
4. I have 100+ books on Amazon - many of them about Business/Economics
5. The success of my students has been featured on the BBC, Daily Telegraph, The Times and I have been featured on TV in 2 countries (as well as the UK)
I make courses on Udemy primarily because I enjoy the process of causing learning. Many of my courses are to improve lives. One of the Economics courses (Dogonomics) is to raise money for charity. (100% of revenue goes to the charity) Another course (Quakernomics) raises money for an animal sanctuary. Fundamentally this course is about helping you.
What is the course about?
This course is TWENTY Economics courses in ONE! Five more added in April 2020
· Business/Economics English course for those whose first language is not English
· Covid 19 – its impact
· Egg timer economics
· Revision and Current affairs
· Prosperity and Justice UK
· One step backwards – one giant leap forwards
· Theresa May UK (Prime Minister)
· Boris and Brexit - the UK PM's pledges analysed 2 courses)
· Before…and after
· The Economy of the USA
· The Nigerian Economy
· April fools economics
· End of Course Homework: Multiple choice tests
The TWENTY courses take you through BEGINNER to ADVANCED!
Course One - Business Economics English
This is a seven day Business Economics English course for those students whose first language is not nEnglish. If you are fluent in English then skip this course.
Course Two - Egg Timer Economics
‘Egg timer economics’ is a series of very short lectures that illustrate key areas of the advanced Economics course. (Each lecture is about 3.5 minutes, hence the title 'Egg-timer Economics!) The course introduces key areas of micro and macroeconomics in a very straightforward way. There are also two sections on current affairs to encourage those attending the course to use news items to learn about Economics.
Each lecture (except Current Affairs) is accompanied by data response questions and a quiz.
Course Three - Corbynomics
Jeremy Corbyn leads the Labour Party in the UK. 'Corbynomics' has certainly captured the attention of the young.
BUT what IS 'Corbynomics'?
This part examines the Labour Party's Economic policies
Course Four - Trumponomics
An examination of the economic policies of President Trump and America.
Note: Read through the Announcements and Q/A for further discussions
Course Five- Revision Lectures
There are three elements to this course:
· current news items
· rapid fire questions about the economics in the news
· revision lectures
Course Six - World Economics
We look at individual economies of the world - starting with the UK
Back to basics but also a giant leap forward - go and look!
· aggregate demand
· aggregate supply
· confidence and AD
· economies of Australia, America, Sweden and the UK
· impact of Brexit
· international trade
· government economic policy
· savings/savings ratio
· Twitter as an investment tool
· The economic legacy of Theresa May, the UK Prime Minister who has just resigned (May 2019)
· The European Elections
The UK has a new Prime Minister. He has made a series of pledges about the economy.
These are analysed.
Courses Ten and Eleven
A Before..and After course which measures your progress.
The Economic impact of COVID-19 (and a workbook)
The Economy of the USA
Current as at April 2020 we look at the USA and COVID…and the impact. But we also look at whether Americans are happy with their economy.
The Nigerian Economy
We consider the macro areas of the Nigerian Economy
April Fools economics
Created specifically for April 1st we look at Economic hoaxes.
End of Course Homework: Multiple choice tests
Many many extra lectures and times tests on multiple choice – micro and macro
What terminology would you expect the audience to use to find your course?
The terminology is common business language – as found in newspapers. Therefore terms such as ‘fiscal policy’ and ‘monetary policy’ are used. Students are encouraged to use the Q/A option to raise points and questions. These questions will very quickly be responded to. Remember too that there is an ‘Economics English’ course included.
What kind of materials are included?
200+ short lectures and some documents that a) test whether the student had understood/remembered the key elements of the lecture and b) questions encouraging to do their own research. In that way the course continues beyond the video.
How long will the course take to complete?
Assuming the student has 2 hours a day , the course could easily be covered in ten weeks. However, one of the purposes of the course is to enthuse the student and the questions asked may encourage the student to spend hours reading newspaper articles. There are also 24 workbooks that, if filled in, will easily take another 120 hours. (This is a very intensive course!)
How is the course structured?
The lectures follow the standard Advanced Economic syllabus. So, video, then an extension document. Then the next video. There are many, many revision questions.
Why take this course?
So many reasons!
1. To quickly gain an understanding of micro and macro economics
2. To be able to assess and evaluate America's economic policies
3. To be able to assess and evaluate the UK's 'alternative' economic policies
4. In the final extended section you can thoroughly test yourself and really see if you understand the economics behind current articles. These lectures are boosted by repeats of earlier lectures. Thus: R-E-V-I-S-I-O-N
Short Course: Business and Economics English
Day One: Ask for Help
Day Two: Watch and Listen
Day Three: Write Down Words and Phrases
Day Four: Practice as much as you can (Part 1)
Day Four: Practice as much as you can (Part 2)
Day Five: Make time to study
Day Six: Five Websites
Day Seven: In conclusion
Lecture 1: Market Failure
Lecture 2: General Election
Lecture 3: The £ surges
Lecture 4: Breakthrough Lifts Company Shares
Lecture 5: Inflation unexpectedly holds steady
Lecture 6: Exports slowdown bolsters trade
Lecture 7: Private sector slides
Lecture 8: Employment falls by largest margin
Lecture 9: Public borrowing rises
Lecture 10: House Price Growth
Lecture 11: And another thing we've learned...
Lecture 12: Retail sales fail to bounce...
Oxford School of Learning Diploma
About the Diploma
Egg Timer Economics
About the lecturer
Lecture 1: Introduction
Lecture 2: Demand
Lecture 3: Supply
Lecture 4: Elasticity
Lecture 5: Market Failure
Lecture 6: Current Affairs
Lecture 7: Introduction to Macro-economics
Lecture 8 - Aggregate Demand
Lecture 9: Aggregate Supply
Lecture 10: Aims and Objectives of Government economic policy
Lecture 11: Government Economic policies
Lecture 12: Current Affairs
Lecture 13: Revision session
Parts 2 & 3 : Corbynomics & Trumponomics
Introduction to Corbynomics & Trumponomics
Zero hours contracts
Holding the Tories to account over Brexit
Labour and the rented market
National investment bank
People's quantitative easing
Government pay - suppliers of labour and goods
Free school meals
Create a national education service
Restore NHS bursaries
Protect small businesses
Introduction to Trumponomics
Trump, NAFTA and others
Winners and losers
Part 4: Revision & current affairs
Minimum wage / Government intervention
Competitiveness / Elasticity of demand
Federal budget deficit and debt
Employment / Trumponomics
Wages and labour protection
Part 5: Prosperity and Justice: UK
The economy today
A new vision for the economy
Reshaping the economy
Partnership and power
Time for change
Reshaping the economy through industrial strategy
Securing good jobs, good pay and good lives
Turning business towards long term success
Promoting open markets in the new economy
Raising public investment in a reformed macroeconomic framework
Strengthening the financial system
Spreading wealth and ownership across the economy
Designing simpler and fairer taxes
Ensuring environmental sustainability
Creating a new economic constitution
One step backwards - a giant leap forwards
Section 6: Lecture 1
Section 6: Lecture 2
Section 6: Lecture 3
Section 6: Lecture 4
Section 6: Lecture 5
Section 6: Lecture 6a
Section 6: Lecture 6b
Section 6: Lecture 7
Section 6: Lecture 8
Section 6: Lecture 9
Section 6: Lecture 10
Theresa May (UK Prime Minister) - her economic legacy
Resignation speech - what she really meant
Initial reactions from the City
Green Legacy (part 1)
Green Legacy (pt 2)
European Union Part 1
European Union Part 2
Therexit: the economic fallout
Section 7 : Boris Johnson, new Prime Minister UK: the pledges
Introduction - pt 1
Introduction - pt 2
Boris's speech analysed - pt 1
Boris's speech analysed - pt 2
Increasing the starting point for National Insurance
Raising Education Spending
Employing more police officers
Free TV Licenses
The Fourth Option
Six Free Ports
Full Fibre Broadband
Raising the National Minimum Wage
What's been inherited?
Will the UK get £39bn?
The £ surges
The £ surges
Breakthrough Lifts Company Shares
Inflation unexpectedly holds steady
Exports slowdown bolsters trade
Private sector slides
Employment falls by largest margin
Public borrowing rises
House Price Growth
And another thing we've learned...
Retail sales fail to bounce...
This is NOT Economics but very important you watch
So far so good. I wanted to brush up the basics of economics, as well as get back in touch with what's been happening in the global economy. It's good to see that the course has been made over a long period of time, which is now enabling me to know the causes for the present economic situation and connecting the dots.
Very interesting topics, love how the course is constantly updated to follow current events and provides education with context
This course is really complete and simple to follow( for the quality,and the enjoyment,i'd say it's the best course i took on Udemy) even for beginners like i was,the way topics are explained is very clear and the special part about this course is the interaction. You don't simply watch the lectures,but you get involved by participating in the comment section,this makes the course more enjoyable than others,the teacher is always interacting and replying (i received answers in 1 day average) i would advise anyone who want learn about economics to take this course,is a good choice ;) EDIT: As i'm working through the workbooks,there are many topics learned deeper,and the exercises allow you to actually do something active rather than simply watching videos,and of course new things are constantly added. It's 1 course but the topics are constantly getting added,you can actually get 1 course and have so much content that you may not need to buy others. With that being said,this is a serious course so if you're serious about learning economics,this is a excellent choice. EDIT : As i'm progressing,especially when doing the workbooks,there's the feeling you're actually improving and growing your knowledge when discussing,i started knowing absolutely nothing (0 knowledge or past experience,only with the interest in the subject),now i'm able to understand specific terms,graphs, datas and articles and speak confidently about the economy,the course itself is made in a way which,makes you feel the progression and the growth in knowledge (with the risk of sounding like an alien with friends when there's the chance of speaking about it...)
It is much more than just an economics course, it has a a holistic approach, you can tell from the very beggining that the instructor has a lot of experience teaching and that he enjoys doing it, which I really appreciate and motivates me. Do not expect to passively receive all knowledge (if so you will be disspointed), basically the level of the course is up to you. At times it feels you are actually in a classroom.
I think this was one of the best online courses I've taken ever. When I had first registered for it, I was just under the impression that it was a regular economics course that I could spend some of my time on. a good, but not the best course. Upon taking it, and in the duration of the course I soon realised that the style of teaching, and constant sparking and jogging of thinking my professor was making me do was helpful beyond belief. When he pet adding lectures I was worried I wouldn't be able to finish it, and honestly it took me months, but each and every lecture had such a real life connect to it that it wasn't as much learning subject material and more gaining general knowledge and infighting my own thinking process. The diversity in the lecture topics, the tests, the discussions, I genuinely did enjoy the course in its entirety whole heartedly. Some lecture topics have even become my inspirations for my next few articles. Definitely could have been a little shorter, but nonetheless a lovely experience.
Hi All I have no background in Economics and I have just started this course. The course content at first seems quite overwhelming but the use of 3 minute classes in the beginning of the course "the egg timer" classes is a very effective method of breaking down the core concepts of economics into small chunks that can sink in. From what I have seen if you wish to do the diploma there is a lot of work and research that you will need to do of your own accord, but I highly recommend this as the content has many real world examples. Although I am still in the beginning of the course I would rate this as a must have for anyone looking to broaden their understanding of Economics, 5 stars.
The course is Good, so far. Homework: There is homework. I have not found it difficult to understand, but it does take some time. I entered this course knowing almost nothing about the study or nature of Economics but have learned a good deal so far. The teacher has been doing a good job. He will answer questions or addresses concepts to be understood. His assistance/help comes at a very reasonable amount of time. He may ask questions. :-)
I need more example for each theory. Like what is the real example of if price go up and demand go down
expectations clearly voiced, maybe 9 mins for the third video was a little much but i do not have a concrete point for improvement
I have just finished the third video. And I have not yet been exposed to the real content, but I am really pleased by the amount of effort Sir has taken to make this course near perfect. And this pushes me to go, explore, learn and enjoy the course.
Es una muy practica manera de aprender las bases de la economía en poco tiempo. Me gusta y es sencillo de entender, La transcripción esta mal sin embargo.
This was a very good course for beginners. Hopefully, there will be more intermediate and advanced courses in the future. The tutor was very clear throughout the lectures with good explanation and diagrams. The video and sound quality throughout the course was excellent. Going into detail on certain topics, the bits I enjoyed the best from my point of view where the practical bit. during this course, I asked the tutor a general question in one of my other courses and he came back to me within 24 hours, which is excellent. Overall, I highly recommend this course to all of you and if the standard is the same with his other courses, I think you will thoroughly enjoy throughout. Many thanks.
It was engaging. I'm sure I'll find the course useful going forward. The speedy nature of egg timer economics means that I have to pause to keep my notes up, but that's just fine; wonders of technology!
I am very new to economics and couple of the terms were new and took time for me understand. I would also suggest you would have saved few minutes if you would have used a PPT.
It´s a personal thing. I can't bare the sound of markers being used on paper. But everything else is clear and great!