Real World Macro

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Edition:
37th
Date of publication:
June 2020
ISBN:
978-1-939402-46-2
Price:
$37.95


Real World Macro is a lively, thought-provoking supplement to introductory and intermediate macroeconomics textbooks. In addition to covering the emerging economic crisis resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, the new 37th edition asks the big questions that standard textbooks try to avoid: What's so great about growth? Is unemployment natural? Why should inequality matter?

Along with covering the basics—monetary and fiscal policy, productivity and investment, inflation and unemployment—Real World Macro also looks at the so-called debt crisis, debates about taxes and their effects on macroeconomic outcomes, and arguments for and against "free trade." Chapter introductions summarize the themes examined in each article, and discussion questions help students relate macroeconomic theories to the latest real-world issues.

Real World Macro’s engaging articles are drawn from the pages of Dollars & Sense, the leading magazine of popular economics.

Please click on the "Table of Contents" tab above to see what's in the newly 36th edition.

"The principles of economics books (yes, even mine) tend to be on the dull side and leave aspects of the economy and economics unchallenged. Real World Micro and Macro can spice up your course and lead students to ask the type of questions they should be asking." —DAVID COLANDER, Middlebury College

"Real World Macro’s topical applications of macroeconomic analysis provide the clear, condensed critical perspective lacking in most macroeconomics texts." —RICHARD D. WOLFF, University of Massachusetts, Amherst