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Author Curtis, Doug.

Title Macroeconomics : Theory, Models & Policy / Doug Curtis, Ian Irvine
Published Minneapolis Open Textbook Library 2015
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Contents Part One: Introduction -- 1 Introduction to key ideas -- 2 Theories, models and data -- 3 The classical marketplace - demand and supply -- Part Two: Introduction to Macroeconomics -- 4 Economic activity and performance -- 5 Output, business cycles, growth and employment -- 6 Aggregate expenditure and aggregate demand -- 7 The government sector -- Part Three: Financial Markets and Economic Activity -- 8 Money, banking and money supply -- 9 Financial markets, interest rates, foreign exchange rates and AD -- 10 Central banking and monetary policy -- Part Four: Real GDP, Business Cycles, Policy and Growth -- 11 A traditional AD/ AS model -- 12 An AD/ AS model of the inflation rate and real GDP -- 13 Economic growth -- Part Five: International Macroeconomics and Trade Theory -- 14 International Macroeconomics -- 15 International trade
Summary Macroeconomics: Theory, Markets, and Policy provides complete, concise coverage of introductory macroeconomics theory and policy. It examines the Canadian economy as an economic system, and embeds current Canadian institutions and approaches to monetary policy and fiscal policy within that system. The text observes short-run macroeconomic performance, analysis, and policy motivated by the recessions of the early 1980s and 1990s, the financial crisis and recession of 2008-2009, and the prolonged recovery in most industrial countries. A traditional Aggregate Demand and Supply (AD-AS) model is introduced, and a basic modern AD-AS model is developed. Numerical examples, diagrams, and basic algebra are used in combination to illustrate and explain economic relationships. Students learn about: the importance of trade flows, consumption, and government budgets; money supply; financial asset prices, yields, and interest rates; employment and unemployment; and other key relationships in the economy. Canadian and selected international data are used to provide real world examples and comparisons. This text is intended for a one-semester course, and can be used in a two-semester sequence with the companion text, Microeconomics: Markets, Methods, and Models. The three introductory chapters and the International Trade chapter (Chapter 15) are common to both books
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Economics -- Textbooks.
Genre/Form Textbooks.
Form Electronic book
Author Curtis, Doug, author
Irvine, Ian, author
Open Textbook Library, distributor