9780077247171

Macroeconomics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780077247171

  • ISBN10:

    0077247175

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/19/2009
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
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Summary

Written in an informal colloquial style, this student-friendly Principles of Macroeconomics textbook does not sacrifice intellectual depth in its quest for accessibility. The author's primary concern is to instill "economic sensibility" in the student. Colander emphasizes the intellectual and historical context to which the economic models are applied.Distinguishing features found within Colander's text are: Cutting Edge and Modern Colloquial Style Narrative Focus on Policy Emphasis on the Importance of Institutions and History Focus on Modeling: Economics is a method of reasoning, not truths. Presents Alternative Perspectives in Economics

Table of Contents

Introduction: Thinking Like an Economist
Economics and Economic Reasoning
The Production Possibility Model, Trade, and Globalization
Economic Institutions
Supply and Demand
Using Supply and Demand
Thinking Like a Modern Economist
Macroeconomics
Macroeconomic Problems
Economic Growth, Business Cycles, Unemployment, and Inflation
Measuring the Aggregate Economy
The Macroeconomic Framework
Growth, Productivity, and the Wealth of Nations
The Aggregate Demand/Aggregate Supply Model
The Multiplier Model
Thinking Like a Modern Macroeconomist
Finance, Money, and the Economy
The Financial Sector and the Economy
Monetary Policy
Financial Crises, Panics, and Macroeconomic Policy
Inflation and the Phillips Curve
Taxes, Budgets, and Fiscal Policy
Deficits and Debt
The Modern Fiscal Policy Dilemma
International Policy Issues
International Trade Policy, Comparative Advantage, and Outsourcing
International Financial Policy
Macro Policy in a Global Setting
Macro Policies in Developing Countries
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