Foundations of Macroeconomics

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 1/19/2010
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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The Foundations of Macroeconomics by Bade/Parkin, fifth edition shines with a well-targeted content adjustment. In-text examples, dynamic chapter openers, and applications contain compelling content and real-world issues. We elevated MyEconLab (MEL) and integrated the story to ensure that it is a more visual feature.

This edition capitalizes on the seamless connection between the text and the e-environment to highlight how the authors’ emphasis on continuous practice is integrated throughout the entire Bade/Parkin learning system. The fifth edition MyEconLab course and the accompanying print supplements were written in tandem with the textbook.

Author Biography

Robin Bade was an undergraduate at the University of Queensland, Australia, where she earned degrees in mathematics and economics. After a spell teaching high school math and physics, she enrolled in the PhD program at the Australian National University, from which she graduated in 1970. She has held faculty appointments at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, at Bond University in Australia, and at the Universities of Manitoba, Toronto, and Western Ontario in Canada. Her research on international capital flows appeared in the International Economic Review and the Economic Record.

Robin first taught the principles of economics course in 1970 and has taught it (alongside intermediate macroeconomics and international trade and finance) most years since then. She developed many of the ideas found in this text while conducting tutorials with her students at the University of Western Ontario.

Michael Parkin studied economics in England and began his university teaching career immediately after graduating with a BA from the University of Leicester. He learned the subject on the job at the University of Essex, England’s most exciting new university of the 9160s, and at the age of 30 became one of the youngest full professors. He is a past president of the Canadian Economics Association and has served on the editorial boards of the American Economic Review and the Journal of Monetary Economics. His research on macroeconomics, monetary economics, and international economics has resulted in more than 160 publications in journals and edited volumes, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Monetary Economics, and the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking. He is the author of the best-selling Addison-Wesley textbook, Economics.

Robin and Michael are a wife-and-husband duo. Their most notable joint research created the Bade-Parkin Index of central bank independence and spawned a vast amount of research on that topic. They don’t claim credit for the independence of the new European Central Bank, but its constitution and the movement toward greater independence of central banks around the world were aided by their pioneering work. They are dedicated to the challenge of explaining economics ever more clearly to an ever-growing body of students.

Table of Contents

1. Getting Stated
2. The U.S. and Global Economies
3. The Economic Problem
4. Demand and Supply
5. GDP: A Measure of Total Prouction and Income
6. Jobs and Unemployment
7.The CPI and Cost of Living

8.  Potential GDP and the Natural Unemployment Rate

9.  Economic Growth

10.  Finance, Saving, and Investment

11.  The Monetary System

12.  Money, Interest, and Inflation

13.  Aggregate Supply and Aggregate Demand

14.  Aggregate Expenditure

15.  The Short-Run Policy Tradeoff

16.  Fiscal Policy

17.  Monetary Policy

18.  International Trade (unique)

19.  International Finance

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Foundations of Macroeconomics August 3, 2011
This textbook is for those who really want to learn the principles of macroeconomics. It is filled with details as to how the economy works internationally and why the economy is how it is today. The textbook was in the condition described and it was shipped and received in a timely manner.
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