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The Course Trailer1:35
Welcome to the Course1:51
How GDP Works and Why it’s Important3:24
How Governments Manage their Economies2:37
How Specialization and Trade Create Wealth3:16
Labor Arbitrage and the Economics of Offshoring3:00
Environmental Limits, Risk, and Innovation3:37
Mish Shedlock on the Nature of Financial Crises7:51
Charles Hugh Smith on Cooperation in Economics9:05
How to Perform Quick, User-friendly Economic Research7:02
How to Perform Advanced Economic Research5:55
About This Class
Part 5 of Eazl's Easy MBA Series
Learn how to interpret changing macroeconomic conditions and leverage macro-level frameworks in a course that's similar to the Macroeconomics for Managers course in MIT's Advanced Management Training Program.
Key Economics Concepts for People New to Macroeconomics
- Learn how to interpret and use the critical macroeconomic signals.
- Understand how to analyze comparative advantages and offshoring decisions.
- Learn how to manage risk and see opportunities in environmental limits.
- Find and use relevant economic data and make better decisions.
Tools to Keep Your Business Brain Engaged and Provide Direct Support
You are invited to use two tools that our team has created to keep your business brain engaged in the changing world of business, technology, and work and to give you direct support from the Eazl community. Click here to subscribe to Eazl's free YouTube channel where you will get weekly Brain Boosts that are designed to reinforce your business learning outcomes and keep you engaged in the changing world of work. Click here to request access to the Eazl Career Lounge, a private and moderated community on Facebook. You can use the Eazl Career Lounge to get feedback on anything related to your career from Eazl instructors and the Eazl community.
A Powerful Skill at Your Fingertips
As you transition to roles of increasing responsibility, being able to interpret and use macroeconomic data will make you a valuable asset to any managerial team. Knowing what data matters and where to find it will enable you to take public data, make it meaningful, and use it to inform decisions that will impact you and your organization.
Macroeconomics Made Accessible
Suitable for people with no formal training in economics, this course is fun to watch, offers hands-on tutorials, and includes interviews with two of the leading American economic journalists of our time—Mike “Mish" Shedlock and Charles Hugh Smith. Each learning module will equip you with a framework that you can use to contribute to big decisions and high-level conversations.
Starting with a deconstructed look at what GDP is and why it matters, the course introduces the key macroeconomic concepts that matter to managers. You'll learn about monetary policy. Government spending. Interest rates. Then, we'll look at what drives comparative advantages and offshoring decisions.
The course wraps up with a look at environmental limits. This framework will enable you to understand issues about sustainability, corporate responsibility, and ecological benefits through an economic lens. Finally, you have access to “over the shoulder" tutorials as we collect easy-to-find economic research and use the Eazl macroeconomic resource bank to find and download more nuanced sources of public data.
Davis Jones is the co-founder of Eazl, the venture-backed career acceleration platform based in San Francisco. Prior to starting Eazl, Mr. Jones was a professional recruiter (or “headhunter”) with Robert Half International, the publicly-traded recruiting and staffing firm with ~$5.4 billion in annual revenues that operates in countries around the globe. Mr. Jones worked in the San Francisco market, where he identified, recruited, and placed top talent with well-known firms like Wells Fargo, Western Digital, and the Kendall-Jackson family of companies and with many small and medium-sized organizations like hedge funds, wineries, real estate development firms, non-profits, and biotechnology companies. Before joining Robert Half, Mr. Jones was a team lead and content marketer for the CCA Group, a technology consultancy serving institutional clients like the World Bank, the US State Department, and the governments of Mexico, Italy, and Canada.
In 2014, Mr. Jones was named one of the North Bay Business Journal's People of the Year for his work with international students entering the job market. Mr. Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in international economics with a focus on international development (with highest honors) from Sonoma State University and an MBA with a focus in global finance from EDHEC Business School in France, ranked one of the top 50 MBA programs in the world by The Economist.