1st Edition

International Macroeconomics for Business and Political Leaders

By John Marthinsen Copyright 2017
    122 Pages
    by Routledge

    122 Pages 78 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    International Macroeconomics for Business and Political Leaders explains the fundamentals of international macroeconomics in a very efficient and approachable text. It explores key macro concepts such as growth, unemployment, inflation, interest, and exchange rates. Crucially, it also examines how these markets are interconnected so that readers will fully understand why economic, political, and social shocks to nations, such as the United States, China, Germany, Japan, and Brazil, must be evaluated in the context of all three macroeconomic markets: goods and services, credit, and foreign exchange.

    This book is as relevant and useful to individuals who have successfully taken and passed a Principles of Economics course, or more, as it is to those who have never taken any economics in high school or college but are motivated to understand the way international economies act and react. It uses an innovative approach to teach supply and demand principles, without using graphs, so as to be understandable and accessible to any interested reader or audience. This is not a theory-for-theory‚Äôs-sake textbook but a practice-oriented, common-sense approach to explaining international macroeconomics which quickly connects readers to real world events.

    Chapter 1: Measures of Economic Health

    Chapter 2: Two Important Keys That Unlock International Macroeconomics

    Chapter 3: Goods and Services Market

    Chapter 4: Fiscal Policy

    Chapter 5: Foreign Exchange Market

    Chapter 6: Balance of Payments

    Chapter 7: An Overview of Financial Markets

    Chapter 8: Credit Market

    Chapter 9: Money, Banking, and Central Banks

    Chapter 10: Central Bank Tools and Monetary Policy

    Chapter 11: Putting It All Together

    Chapter 12: Conclusion


    John E. Marthinsen is Professor of Economics and International Business at Babson College in Babson Park, MA, where he holds The Distinguished Chair in Swiss Economics. Dr. Marthinsen has extensive consulting experience, working for both domestic and international companies, as well as the U. S. Government.