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Fiscal and Monetary Policies


Fiscal and Monetary Policies
Fiscal and Monetary Policies

Learn more about fiscal and monetary policies, and the cost of money.


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Course Description

Fiscal and monetary policies are two strategies used to direct a country's economic goals. Fiscal policy involves the government and how it uses revenue and expenditure to influence a country's economy. Monetary policy is implemented by the central bank of a country and is used to influence that country's money supply. Fiscal and monetary policies are very important concepts to understand in economics as they can have profound effects on the lives and livelihoods of a country's entire population. In this free online economics course you will gain a thorough knowledge and understanding of the economic concepts behind both fiscal and monetary policies and how they are implemented to influence a country's economic goals. You will also learn about supply and demand for money and how this impacts interest rates. This free online economics course will be of great interest to all economics and finance professionals who would like to learn more about the role fiscal and monetary policies play in shaping a country's economy, and to all learners who would like to learn more about economic policies that can have a direct effect on their lives.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - Interest as Rent for Money; - Money Supply and Demand Impacting Interest Rates; - Learn how central banks use monetary policy to adjust the money in the market; - See how fiscal policy can change GDP; - Understand that changes to tax or government spending have similar effects;


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Module Title
Module 1: Understanding Fiscal and Monetary Policies
Module 2: Fiscal and Monetary Policies Assessment

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 55 reviews
Course Title: Fiscal and Monetary Policies
Course #: 544
Course Publisher: Khan Academy
Course Category: 2
Content Origin:
Course Description: Fiscal and monetary policies are two strategies used to direct a country's economic goals. Fiscal policy involves the government and how it uses revenue and expenditure to influence a country's economy. Monetary policy is implemented by the central bank of a country and is used to influence that country's money supply. Fiscal and monetary policies are very important concepts to understand in economics as they can have profound effects on the lives and livelihoods of a country's entire population. In this free online economics course you will gain a thorough knowledge and understanding of the economic concepts behind both fiscal and monetary policies and how they are implemented to influence a country's economic goals. You will also learn about supply and demand for money and how this impacts interest rates. This free online economics course will be of great interest to all economics and finance professionals who would like to learn more about the role fiscal and monetary policies play in shaping a country's economy, and to all learners who would like to learn more about economic policies that can have a direct effect on their lives.
License: This course is available from Khan Academy OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 07 November 2012
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Course Duration (Avg Learner): 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio: High
Audio Only: High
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level: Post-Secondary
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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    Darlene Gibson United States of America This training was clear 2015-03-07 14:03:20
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    Mohamed Ali Hussein Sudan It was great course. I would love to have more courses in future. 2015-03-01 11:03:49
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    Justina Emina Nigeria This is good. I learnt a lot on fiscal and monetary policies. 2015-02-24 15:02:51
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    Syeda Laraib Shah Pakistan i loved it :) 2015-02-05 17:02:44
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    Ghassan Moneer Jaber Al-Khuzundar Palestine It was a pleasure to have a chance to learn by an amazing lecturer, got a deep understanding of some ideas that were kind of unknown to me. Thanks alot Alison. 2015-02-04 15:02:52
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    Jachinma Anene United Kingdom Enlighten and refreshing. Good stuff 2015-02-03 11:02:41
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    T S Vasan India Concepts well understood 2015-01-04 11:01:51
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    Getachew Andualem Ethiopia They focuses on the general economy within a given period of time and specificaly regulation of the liquid cash money respectively 2014-12-27 06:12:38
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    Getachew Andualem Ethiopia Fiscal policy is relatively emphasis on the general economy with in a given period of time and Monetary is emphasizes on the regulation of liquid part of cash money 2014-12-27 06:12:47
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    Alex Amankwah-Poku Ghana This course has brought the issues of fiscal and Monetary policies to my understanding. I am relatively new in the area of finance and the way the online course handled the topic makes it easier to understand. 2014-12-10 05:12:01
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