Macroeconomics

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9780070548923: Macroeconomics

The Fourth Edition represents the most comprehensive revision to date, systematically covering modern economic theory. Aided by examples, illustrations and step-by-step explanations, it provides a clear connection between theory and policy. Highlighting aggregate supply and aggregate demand, the Fourth Edition features new sections on current issues in unemployment, inflation, growth, productivity, and fiscal and monetary policy. More so than in other texts, it provides a complete selection of applied micro topics, including chapters on agriculture, natural resources, government regulation, politics and economics. The many special features that enhance the text include: ``key concepts,'' ``key terms'' and ``key-point summaries;'' running glossaries; many charts, graphs and tables; and end-of-chapter problems.

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Barro uses a unique market-clearing approach to analyze and explain macroeconomic theory. This edition has been reorganized to cover applications alongside the appropriate theory, focusing on the latest advances in economic growth. New software is included with the text.

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Born in New York City, Robert Barro moved to Los Angeles, where he studied undergraduate physics at Caltech, including classes from the famous Richard Feynman. He changed his focus to economics for graduate school at Harvard University. Dr. Barro returned to Harvard as a professor in 1987. He recently served as president of the Western Economic Association and vice president of the American Economic Association. In addition to academic research, Professor Barro is an accomplished writer for the popular press. He worked as a viewpoint columnist for BUSINESSWEEK from 1998 to 2006 and contributing editor of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL from 1991 to 1998.

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