Macroeconomics for a Sustainable Planet

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Macroeconomics for a Sustainable Planet

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Macroeconomics for a Sustainable Planet
The course Macroeconomics for a Sustainable Planet is an online class provided by SDG Academy through edX. The skill level of the course is Intermediate. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

Is it possible to develop a thriving global economy in an equitable and environmentally-resilient way?

Course description

Unemployment. Inflation. Protectionism. Trade barriers. Fiscal deficit. These are not just terms in an economics textbook or in newspaper headlines. These real-life challenges carry societal and environmental implications for billions of people around the world. How do we balance the pursuit of economic growth with the right of all people to thrive on an increasingly fragile planet? To answer this question, we must reframe our understanding of macroeconomics in the context of a highly interdependent world.Led by two leading economic minds – Columbia University Professor and Senior UN Advisor Jeffrey Sachs and former Chilean Minister of Finance Felipe Larraín – this massive open online course explores traditional macroeconomic principles and tools, updated for the age of sustainable development and the current wave of globalization. Is a thriving global economy possible in an equitable and environmentally thoughtful way? Find out here.This course is for: Graduate students and advanced undergraduate students studying international development, economics and/or sustainable development Economists interested in the balance of macroeconomic principles and ESG (environmental, societal and governance) criteria Sustainable development practitioners – as well as private-sector actors, such as those who work in the financial sector – who need to understand the economic models that support and depend on sustainable development

Prerequisites & Facts

Macroeconomics for a Sustainable Planet

Course Topic

Data Analysis and Statistics, Economics and Finance, Environmental Studies

University, College, Institution

SDG Academy

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Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



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Macroeconomics for a Sustainable Planet

To obtain a verified certificate from edX / SDG Academy you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate (49.00 USD) or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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School: SDG Academy
Topic: Data Analysis and Statistics, Economics and Finance, Environmental Studies