A History of Economic Thought Perspective
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Macroeconomics has always played host to contesting schools of thought, but recent events have exacerbated those differences. To fully understand the subject, students need to be aware of these controversies. Rethinking Macroeconomics: A History of Economic Thought Perspective introduces students to the key schools of thought, equipping them with the knowledge needed for a true understanding of today’s economy.
The text guides the reader through multiple approaches to macroeconomic analysis before presenting the data for several critical economic episodes, all in order to explore which analytical method provides the best explanation for each event. It covers key background information on topics such as the basics of supply and demand, macroeconomic data, international trade and the balance of payments, the creation of the money supply, and the global financial crisis. This anticipated second edition contains new chapters on Modern Monetary Theory, the Japanese economy, the European Union and the coronavirus crisis, bringing the story up to date and broadening the international coverage.
Offering the context that is missing from existing introductory textbooks, this work encourages students to think critically about received economic wisdom. This is the ideal complement to any introductory macroeconomics textbook and is ideally suited for undergraduate students who have completed a principles of economics course.
The book is fully supported with additional online resources, which include lecture slides and an instructor manual.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Rethinking Macroeconomics: Introduction to Economics
Chapter 2. Keynesian Theory and Policy
Chapter 3. Keynesian Theory after Keynes
Chapter 4. The Monetarist School of Thought and Monetary Policy Rules
Chapter 5. Austrian Capital and Business Cycle Theory
Chapter 6. Real Business Cycles and Supply-Side Economics
Chapter 7. Modern Monetary Theory
Chapter 8. The Great Depression
Chapter 9. The War Years and Postwar Recovery
Chapter 10. The 1950s and 1960s: A Time of Economic Growth
Chapter 11. The Years of Stagflation
Chapter 12. Japan: Economic Miracle to Lost Decade
Chapter 13. The Great Moderation
Chapter 14. Financial Crisis and Deep Recession
Chapter 15. Economics of the European Union
Chapter 16. Covid-19 and the Economic Collapse of 2020
Chapter 17. Conclusion: What Approaches Do People in Authority Use?
John F. McDonald is Adjunct Professor of Economics at Temple University, USA, Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Gerald W. Fogelson Distinguished Chair in Real Estate Emeritus at Roosevelt University.