Overview of Economics

This “Overview of Economics” course gives a broad overview of the key economic concepts and examines the current macro environment.

Participants will learn about the role of central banks in creating a positive environment for economies to grow as well as the main tools and mechanisms central banks can use to implement policy.


This course is for individuals new to economics and the financial markets.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course participants should understand:

  • The economic business cycle
  • The current global economic situation
  • The role of central banks

Course Content

  • Overview of economics
  • Economics triangle
  • Measuring the size of an economy
  • The business cycle
  • Current economic environment
  • Role of the Central Bank
  • Monetary and fiscal policy
  • Money supply and the money multiplier
  • Central banks’ policy tools
  • Exercises: Examining the current economic situation around the world
  • Central banks around the world
  • The Fed and FOMC
  • The BoE
  • The ECB
  • The IMF and BIS


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