Apr 09, 2017
Great course indeed. I was following the materials and videos of the crisis for a long time and this course perfectly summarized everthing back by data analysis. Highly recommended to all enthusiasts.
Mar 16, 2018
Excellent course on the GFC, I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to learn more about the crisis. The instructors were very good and took a complex subject and made it very understandable.
Mar 09, 2016
I will be great if you provide learners with additional material worth to read.
автор: rey v•
Jan 16, 2016
A course worthy of learning and filled with valuable information
автор: Kamya S•
Dec 21, 2016
An extremely helpful and informative course, with very detailed and well-structured content.
автор: Michael C•
Dec 10, 2015
Good fundamental summary of the GFC. Worth the time.
автор: Rayan K•
Dec 08, 2015
Despite working in financial industry, and having a very good understanding of the crisis. they way the course has been structured to disseminate the information gradually and structurally really appeals to me. I have learned things I did not know, and to me that is the
автор: Hilary A•
Dec 12, 2015
Outside my field, but useful course. Many thanks for setting out the unfathomable.
автор: Yih C E•
Jan 13, 2017
Good and clear explanation on Global Financial Crisis by Prof. Metrick which was supplemented by the perspective of former Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner. Prof. Metrick also gave a good overview into the ongoing Eurozone crisis. However discussion forum isn't too active probably due to fewer number of course participants.
автор: Huub V•
Dec 29, 2015
Provides insights in macro economic decisions based on the actua
Jul 05, 2016
автор: Fernando Z•
Jan 15, 2016
Excellent course. However, lots of unanswered questions of students are still pending.
автор: Henrique S B•
Mar 18, 2017
Very good lectures. Some of the tests could be improved. Monitors should also be more present and follow through the questions more closely.
автор: Hector N•
Jun 18, 2016
Very interesting course that provides a comprehensive, yet accessible, account of the global financial crisis as well as of its causes and consequences. Both Prof. Metrick and Mr. Geithner do a great job in explaining the materials using clear slides and easily understandable graphics and figures. The course setup is also clear and can easily be completed. The quizzes offer a good opportunity to keep track of the course contents (maybe extend them to 3-4 questions instead of just 2?). Perhaps a comprehensive final exam reviewing the materials of all prior weeks would be sensible, as one might have forgotten what topics were discussed in week 1 or 2 while learning the contents of week 11.
автор: Philip N•
Aug 28, 2016
A strong overview of the crisis that balances the depth and breadth of the material well.
Balance of narrative and data.
Logical sequencing gives a nice structure and a more digestible package.
Excellent level of detail, neither missing the forest for the trees nor ignoring the trees altogether.
Does not address alternative theories or interpretations of the crisis, even to shoot them down.
Several quizzes were poorly-constructed, featuring obvious typos or nonsensical statements.
Additional module to update the material (stale since mid-2015) was promised, but not delivered.
автор: Diamond H•
Apr 19, 2016
Learned quite a lot! The course was structured very good.
автор: Anamaria T•
Feb 21, 2016
I enjoyed the course very much. It was clear, it included the explanation of its basic concepts for anyone who was not familiar with everything, and it came with graphs that backed up many points argued. I certainly recommend it to anyone who wants to start understanding the global financial crisis. What I did not like were last 2 lessons by Secretary Geithner, which I found very general and in contract to the detailed slides of Professor Metrick. Nevertheless, this is a great course.
автор: Pete H•
Feb 17, 2016
Very informative and engaging course. Very good lecture presentations by two leading subject matter experts. About the only drawback was the lack of teaching assistance interaction on the course discussion forums and maybe even an occasional drop in by one of the instructors from time to time.
автор: Peter H•
Feb 08, 2017
A very well presented course, giving a reasonable understanding of the GFC.
автор: Tor-Oskar K•
Aug 31, 2017
Provides a good overview without going too much into the details
автор: Santiago C•
Dec 24, 2016
me interesa mucho
автор: Sebastian A•
Jan 08, 2016
Muchas gracias, el curso es muy bueno.
La institución es excelente y les agradezco mucho el que lo proporcionen de forma gratuita.
автор: Christian T•
Nov 05, 2016
Very good, well-paced course. It will help you grasp the complexity of the structural issues that triggered the Global Financial Crisis, which rocked the world. I would suggest you complement it by reading some of the many books that have been written about it, say, "Too Big to Fail" (Andrew Ross Sorkin), "The Big Short" (Michael Lewis) and, of course, "Stress Test" (Timothy Geithner).
автор: Stefan D•
Apr 13, 2016
This course gives an easy to understand and detailed look at what happened during the financial crises. The material is very detailed and contains charts, quotes from the time and some personal experiences.
автор: Aman R•
Jan 30, 2016
Awesome course and the simplicity of demonstrating the concepts is quite good.
автор: Myriam B•
Feb 28, 2016
Excellent comeback on the crisis and the elements why, how and what has been done. Also a good overview of the outcome for European countries.
автор: Kostadin K•
Mar 29, 2016
I didn't expected so clear explanations.
Well, my impression is that the instability still exists and this is in the circular dependencies that can exist in the new system. Once the mechanisms get fast enough the crisis may appear.
There is some parallel with computer systems. In the early days of the interconnected computers the problems were much similar. I hope I could write something until the end of the course.
I would like to have some more schematic explanation of the institutions and the flow of money and the other financial products. As well as some textbook references. It is a little bit complicated to the non-american to enter fluidly at least in the set of abbreviations.