Olivier Blanchard Macroeconomics

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Macroeconomics

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This book provides readers with an integrated view of macroeconomics, and enables them to make close contact with current macroeconomic events. Theoretical material is always presented within the context of a real world application in three ways: in words, in graphs, and with algebra. Chapter topics include the goods market; financial markets; the labor market; the natural rate of unemployment and The Phillips Curve; inflation, activity, and money growth; saving, capital accumulation, and output; technological progress and growth; technological progress, wages, and unemployment; expectations, consumption, and investment; expectations, output, and policy; output, the interest rate, and the exchange rate; exchange rate regimes; slumps and depressions; high inflation; and a summing up of monetary and fiscal policies. For anyone with an awareness of how macroeconomics can be used to get a better understanding of world events.

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About the Author Olivier Blanchard is the Class of 1941 Professor of Economics at MIT. He did his undergraduate work in France, and received a Ph.D. in economics from MIT in 1977. He taught at Harvard from 1977 to 1982, and has taught at MIT since 1983. He has frequently received the award for best teacher in the department of economics. He has done research on many macroeconomic issues, from the effects of fiscal policy, to the role of expectations, to price rigidities, to speculative bubbles, to unemployment in Western Europe, transition in Eastern Europe, and more recently, on labor market institutions. He has done work for many governments and many international organizations, including the "World Bank," the "IMF," the "OECD," the "EU commission "and the "EBRD," He has published over 150 articles and edited or written over 15 books, including "Lectures on Macroeconomics "with Stanley Fischer. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a fellow and a council member of the Econometric Society, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a past Vice President of the American Economic Association. He is also a member of the French Council of Economic Advisers. He lives in Cambridge, with his wife, Noelle. He has three daughters, Marie, Serena, and Giulia.

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