1st Edition


ISBN 9780415779500
Published February 27, 2011 by Routledge
534 Pages 172 B/W Illustrations

USD $93.95

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Book Description

Research in macroeconomics in the last thirty years has featured, almost exclusively on two characteristics: an emphasis on the microfoundations of macroeconomics and secondly, intertemporal economics, that is, the behavior of economic actors over time. Curiously, textbooks in intermediate macroeconomics have been very slow to adopt these traits.

The aim of this book is to bring intermediate instruction in macroeconomics fully into line with the direction taken by the research community. Key hallmarks of the text include:

  • a full introduction to the microfoundations of consumption and investment
  • a complete model of the labor market with profit maximization for firms to determine labor demand and a utility maximization model to determine labor supply
  • an analysis of the Baumol-Tobin model to determine money demand accompanied by a discussion of traditional money supply

Possessing a full range of additional learning features including a companion website, test bank and instructor’s manual, the book takes an international view of macroeconomics with case studies and examples from the United States and beyond.

Table of Contents

Part One: Preliminary Concepts and Measurement  1. An Introduction to Macroeconomics  2. Measuring Macroeconomic Data  3. Business Cycle Measurement  Part Two: Microfoundations  4. Consumption  5. Investment 6. Government  7. Money   8. The Labor Market  Part Three: Long Run Models of the Economy  9. A Classical Model of the Aggregate Economy  10. Economic Growth Part Four: Short Run Models of the Economy  11. Aggregate Demand  12. Models of Cyclical Fluctuations  13. The Phillips Curve and Expectation Formation  14. Macroeconomic Policy  15. Macroeconomics in an Open Economy

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Robert J. Rossana is Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Wayne State University, Detroit, USA.


"Rossana has written a book that explains Macroeconomics very lucidly and in a very reader-friendly style. Covering Macroeconomics in a fair and balanced way with models from the major macroeconomic schools of thought and providing micro-foundations to the models, the book will be the text of choice for students who want to learn Intermediate Macroeconomics." – Tan Kim Heng, Nanyang Technological University

"This text is about making learning happen for students studying macroeconomics. It strikes the right balances between learning and applying economics. Macroeconomic theory is explained in a straightforward way and is brought to life using empirical evidence. The text enables students to do economics by using copious examples to aid students work through a variety of policy exercises. I recommend this book for students undertaking a single honours or joint degree in economics related courses as well as a useful resource for Post Graduate students." – Dr. Offiong Helen Solomon,  London Metropolitan University, UK

"This book is well written, and introduces students to the microeconomic foundations of macroeconomics. It contains many real world applications that demonstrate the relevance of macroeconomics to everyday life."Prof. Joseph DeJuan, University of Waterloo, Canada

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Companion Website

Please visit our companion website for additional support materials.