Macroeconomics in Context
Designed for a single-semester undergraduate course, this introductory economics textbook updates traditional macroeconomics to encompass twenty-first century concerns. In contrast to standard texts, the book starts with the question of human well-being, and then examines how economic activities can contribute to or detract from it."Macroeconomics in Context" covers standard macroeconomic concepts and models, and shows how they apply to such critical issues as ecological sustainability, distributional equity, the quality of employment, and the adequacy of living standards. In language that is clear and compelling, the book's discussions of historical, institutional, political, and social factors encourage students to engage with the subject matter. An Instructor's Resource Manual, a Test Bank, and a Student Study Guide are available online to instructors who adopt the text.
- Paperback | 464 pages
- 190.5 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 793.78g
- 15 Oct 2008
- Taylor & Francis Inc
- M.E. Sharpe
- Armonk, United States
- 60 tables, 148 figures, bibliographic references, index, key words, glossary, review questions, online instructors resource manual
Table of contents
Part One: The Context for Economic Analysis; 1. Economic Activity in Context; 2. Useful Tools and Concepts; 3. What Economies Do; 4. Supply and Demand; Part Two: Macroeconomic Basics; 6. Macroeconomic Measurement: Environmental and Social Dimensions; 7. Employment and Unemployment; 8. The Structure of the United States Economy; Part Three: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy; 9. Aggregate Demand and Economic Fluctuations; 10. Fiscal Policy; 11. Money and Monetary Policy; 12. Aggregate Supply, Aggregate Demand, and Inflation: Putting It All Together; Part Four: Macroeconomic Issues and Applications; 13. The Global Economy; 14. How Economies Grow and Develop; 15. Macroeconomic Challenges for the 21st Century.