Springer Texts in Business and Economics

Macroeconomics

A Fresh Start

Authors: Dorman, Peter

  • Attempts an open-minded approach, encouraging students to think for themselves about unresolved policy debates
  • Fully international approach, beginning with the first chapter on theories of economic development
  • Starts off with the real world of economic performance and policy, before tackling theoretical schools and debates
  • Integrates financial markets in the analysis throughout the book
  • The post-2007 financial crisis is a continuing theme of the book, and material needed to understand it is highlighted throughout
  • Detailed explanation permits instructors to shift more classroom time away from lecturing and toward data labs, workshops and research projects
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About this Textbook

The world has changed dramatically in recent years and so has the field of economics, but many introductory economics textbooks have remained stuck in the past. This book provides a new beginning for the study of macroeconomics, fundamentally international in its approach and emphasizing current debates and research trends. The first, mostly descriptive half of the book presents the main macroeconomic and financial patterns observed across the world, the institutions that govern national economies and the policy options available to decision-makers. In the second half, different schools of thought in macroeconomics are introduced with an emphasis on their underlying assumptions, so that students can judge for themselves how well they apply in real-world situations.
Throughout the book, the post-2007 financial crisis is a continuing focus and financial markets are fully integrated in the analysis. Policy debates are viewed in light of political economy considerations, both domestic and international. The book’s style focuses on in-depth explanations and supports teaching methodologies based on critical thinking and active learning, encouraging students to relate to current discussions, especially those taking place online.

About the authors

Peter Dorman is a professor of economics at Evergreen State College. He has published extensively on a range of economic topics including occupational safety and health, child labor, environmental policy, international trade theory and economic methodology.     

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction: Economic Growth and Development in Historical Perspective

    Dorman, Peter

    Pages 3-19

  • Some Relevant Microeconomics

    Dorman, Peter

    Pages 21-46

  • Accounts and Measurements

    Dorman, Peter

    Pages 49-72

  • The Fundamental Macroeconomic Identities

    Dorman, Peter

    Pages 73-88

  • Macroeconomic Issues: Output, Employment, Inflation, Stability

    Dorman, Peter

    Pages 89-117

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-37441-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-37440-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52248-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Macroeconomics
Book Subtitle
A Fresh Start
Authors
Series Title
Springer Texts in Business and Economics
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights In India: Ane Books India, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-37441-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-37441-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-37440-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52248-6
Series ISSN
2192-4333
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 106
Number of Illustrations and Tables
117 b/w illustrations
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