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About Principles of Macroeconomics

Principles of Macroeconomics has been developed to meet the scope and sequence of most introductory macroeconomics courses. At the same time, the book includes a number of innovative features designed to enhance student learning. Instructors can also customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom.

Coverage and scope

To develop Principles of Macroeconomics , we acquired the rights to Timothy Taylor’s second edition of Principles of Economics and solicited ideas from economics instructors at all levels of higher education, from community colleges to Ph.D.-granting universities. They told us about their courses, students, challenges, resources, and how a textbook can best meet their and their students’ needs.

The result is a book that covers the breadth of economics topics and also provides the necessary depth to ensure the course is manageable for instructors and students alike. And to make it more applied, we have incorporated many current topics. We hope students will be interested to know just how far-reaching the recent recession was (and still is). The housing bubble and housing crisis, Zimbabwe’s hyperinflation, global unemployment, and the appointment of the United States’ first female Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen, are just a few of the other important topics covered.

The pedagogical choices, chapter arrangements, and learning objective fulfillment were developed and vetted with feedback from educators dedicated to the project. They thoroughly read the material and offered critical and detailed commentary. The outcome is a balanced approach to macroeconomics, to both Keynesian and classical views, and to the theory and application of economics concepts. New 2015 data are incorporated for topics, such as the average U.S. household consumption in Chapter 2. Current events are treated in a politically-balanced way as well.

The book is organized into seven main parts:

  • What is Economics? The first two chapters introduce students to the study of economics with a focus on making choices in a world of scarce resources.
  • Supply and Demand , Chapters 3 and 4, introduces and explains the first analytical model in economics: supply, demand, and equilibrium, before showing applications in the markets for labor and finance.
  • Elasticity and Price , Chapter 5, introduces and explains elasticity and price, two key concepts in economics.
  • The Macroeconomic Perspective and Goals , Chapters 6 through 10, introduces a number of key concepts in macro: economic growth, unemployment and inflation, and international trade and capital flows.
  • A Framework for Macroeconomic Analysis , Chapters 11 through 13, introduces the principal analytic model in macro, namely the Aggregate Demand/Aggregate Supply Model. The model is then applied to the Keynesian and Neoclassical perspectives. The Expenditure/Output model is fully explained in a stand-alone appendix.
  • Monetary and Fiscal Policy , Chapters 14 through 18, explains the role of money and the banking system, as well as monetary policy and financial regulation. Then the discussion switches to government deficits and fiscal policy.
  • International Economics , Chapters 19 through 21, the final part of the text, introduces the international dimensions of economics, including international trade and protectionism.

Questions & Answers

explain manetary policy
Amina Reply
why SA is used in estimating of national income
Unique Reply
first what SA stand for?
Alhassan
SA stand for static adjustment
Unique
machenism of monetary expansion
EFAT
norther one
Unique
explain manetary policy
Amina
I want Keynes clear example of critics on Long run , please!!
AA Reply
new monetary policy of Pakistan
Muhammad
what study of macro economic..?
Yogini Reply
macroeconomics can be defined as a branch of economics that studies the structure and principles governing an economy(national,regional or global) rather than individual markets
kunle
yah..
boniphace
yah
Amina
What is say's law of marketing?
INGRID Reply
goods once sold can't be returned
Marvin
but thats not true at all goods are returned all the time
Gregory
yah ur right, as a buyer, But in the marketing world, once a good is sold, its sold.
Marvin
thanks @marvin
INGRID
what study of macro economic ..?
Yogini
what does this saying in economics means "there is no such thing as a free lunch pls
Saibu Reply
autonomous consumption
Alhassan
consumption that is not related to level of income u hve.. eg consumption of basic necessities.
Ar
autonomous consumption is the consumption when income is zero or expenditure is not vary from income
ABIYOT
what is investment function?
Zahid
what is the relationship between demand and supply?
INGRID
According to ijmb marking guide, Differentiate between capital expenditure and revenue expenditure.
elemi Reply
Sir please provide me notes on :-unemployment-the trade-off between inflation and unemployment
Swikrit Reply
what is income
NAHUM Reply
reward for rendering a sercive the real income is after a taxt y-t = (y)
Alhassan
what are the components of trade?
Michelle Reply
whats is gdp
odell Reply
what is gdp per capita
odell
GDP of state divided by its population: GDP per capita. it is one of the most relevant indicator of prosperity among its citizens.
Dinesh
thanks
odell
which one is more advantageous or accurate to the other between GDP and GNP?
Katheery
Both, GDP measures only the incomes generated within the country, irrespective of ownership. whereas,GNP measures the total income earned by nationals.
Bon
but which one is a better measure
Katheery
what are supernormal profits
Caroline Reply
what are zero economic profits
Caroline
under what circumstances may a firm continue operating even when it is making losses
Caroline
why should government influence location of a firm
Caroline
using an illustration,distinguish between breakeven and shutdown point of a firm
Caroline
supernormal profits are profits beyond the normal profits a firm expects to have after the sale of all goods n services it produced
Katheery
what are the differences between choice and scarcity
Primus Reply
what is the difference between choice and scarcity
Primus
choice means we have many options scarcity means limitation within the same option we chose among choices.
Bijaya
what the d/f production efficeincy and out put efficeincy
ABIYOT
what is money?
Primus Reply
money is the material which used to exchange to buy or sell
ABIYOT
What is the law of large numbers
Nana Reply

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