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.
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: 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: Diamond H•
Apr 19, 2016
Learned quite a lot! The course was structured very good.
автор: Tanishka D•
Jul 20, 2019
the course starts to get a little boring after week 5. however, the knowledge gain is amazing and the content is pretty heplfull.
автор: Guilherme G•
Jul 25, 2019
Too many tests, but very good content.
автор: R L R K•
Oct 08, 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed being part of this course. The information and insights provided through this course into the Global Financial Crisis, has been invaluable.
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: 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.
автор: Tor-Oskar K•
Aug 31, 2017
Provides a good overview without going too much into the details
автор: Gonçalo O M d S•
Dec 10, 2015
In short, I am somewhat disappointed with the course overall. Of course both speakers have amazing experiences and that is valuable in itself but I do believe the structure of the lectures is not envolving as it should be. It seems that the basic rationale is being 'fired' in a not so much 'educative fashion'. Still there is much to learn from these contents.
автор: Tom B•
Jan 07, 2016
Some good information but very much a political course, not much of an economics course. Stating, as if it is a given, late in the course, that there are times when it is okay to introduce a moral hazard. Erroneously defining fiat money early in the course. Stating, again as if it were a given, that deficit spending is naturally the right answer to a crisis. When politicians and their pawns develop a course should we be surprised that the answer is always more government intervention? Oh, if only we had more tools to stop this, never realizing their role in creating the crisis.
автор: Lucas K M•
Feb 03, 2016
There was no engagement between the course instructors and students at all. It felt like students were running the whole show and discussion forums.
автор: Jonathan G•
Mar 14, 2018
interesting course. However it dosen't take 11 modules to explain it. This was BORING AS HELL! here is how you solve the financial crisis: First, only buy what you need. Second make your own jobs if you cannot find one. Find a skill you are good at and make that your job. Third, paper money is going to be worthless soon anyway so either use bartering or some other form of currency. This will probably happen pretty soon. If one currency collapses another form of currency takes its place.