Exploring Economics: Will the Next Generation Be Worse Off?

FutureLearn Exploring Economics: Will the Next Generation Be Worse Off?

Platform
FutureLearn
Provider
Griffith University
Effort
3 hours/week
Length
3 weeks
Language
English
Credentials
Paid Certificate Available
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Overview
Explore the economic outlook for the next generation and how to improve it.
The next generation faces uncertain economic prospects. This online course explains why.

You’ll get an introduction to the global economy, how it experiences spikes and dips in economic growth and how this affects prosperity worldwide.

We will look at reasons to be optimistic and reasons to be pessimistic. We will discuss to what extent the next generation can expect to be better or worse off than the current generation.

You’ll get to share your views on what’s more likely and hear how prominent economists and other scholars can have different views on this question.

This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in economics. It will be of particular interest to those who are concerned about the future of the global economy, and what we can do to improve it for the next generation.

What topics will you cover?
  • Reality check: why the next generation is likely to be worse off
  • What might lie ahead: an unequal society incapable of innovation
  • Why the market will not save us and the need for government intervention
  • A history of government failures: learning from past mistakes
  • Rethinking economic growth and economic policy
  • A new approach to promote growth and support socioeconomic transformation
Taught by
Fabrizio Carmignani

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