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Macroeconomics: Principles & Policy,
14th Edition

William J. Baumol, Alan S. Blinder, John L. Solow

ISBN-13: 9781337794985 | ISBN-10: 1337794988

Copyright 2020

| Published 2019

| 464 pages

List Price USD $249.95

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Master today's principles of macroeconomics and gain an understanding of current economic issues with the solid introduction and policy-based examples and applications found in Baumol/Blinder/Solow's MACROECONOMICS: PRINCIPLES AND POLICY, 14E. Written by three of today's most respected economists, this book is one of the most up-to-date macroeconomics texts on the market -- incorporating data and issues as recent as 2018. The authors combine the right level of rigor and detail to clarify even the most complicated macroeconomic concepts. An entirely new chapter closes the book by delving into some of the most important issues confronting the U.S. economy today. Throughout this edition, well-developed examples, intriguing puzzles and meaningful macroeconomic issues provide an excellent balance of theory to application while keeping you engaged and intrigued.

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Meet the Authors

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William J. Baumol received his B.S.S. at the College of the City of New York and his Ph.D. at the University of London. He was professor of economics at New York University and senior research economist and professor emeritus at Princeton University. He was a frequent management consultant to major firms in a wide variety of industries in the United States and other countries as well as to a number of governmental agencies. He was former president of the American Economic Association and three other professional societies. Dr. Baumol served as an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, created by the U.S. Congress, as well as a member of the American Philosophical Society, founded by Benjamin Franklin. Dr. Baumol authored more than 35 books as well as hundreds of journal and newspaper articles that have been translated into more than a dozen languages.

Alan S. Blinder earned his B.A. at Princeton University, his M.A. at the London School of Economics and his Ph.D. at MIT. He teaches at Princeton University and most recently authored ADVICE AND DISSENT (Basic Books, 2018), which is about the very different worldviews of economists and politicians—and the consequences of that clash. Dr. Blinder served on President Clinton's first Council of Economic Advisers and then as vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, thereby playing a role in formulating both the fiscal and monetary policies of the 1990s. Dr. Blinder, now a regular columnist for The Wall Street Journal, has written newspaper and magazine columns on economic policy for more than thirty years. He is a past vice president and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association.

John L. Solow received his B.A. from Yale University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. He is Professor of Economics at the University of Iowa. Dr. Solow has published articles in the areas of industrial organization, sports economics and energy economics, and his research interests include antitrust law and economics sports economics and public policy. He has worked at the Federal Energy Administration and the Electric Power Research Institute. In addition, he has served as a consultant to the U.S. Departments of Energy and Justice, Mid-American Energy, Qwest Telecommunications and numerous law firms. Dr. Solow has also been a visiting scholar at Stanford University, the University of Auckland in New Zealand and Monash University in Australia.

Table of Contents

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I. Getting Acquainted with Economics
1. WHAT IS ECONOMICS?
2. THE ECONOMY: MYTH AND REALITY
3. THE FUNDAMENTAL ECONOMIC PROBLEM: SCARCITY AND CHOICE
4. SUPPLY AND DEMAND: AN INITIAL LOOK
II. The Macroeconomy: Aggregate Supply and Demand
5. AN INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS
6. THE GOALS OF MACROECONOMIC POLICY
7. ECONOMIC GROWTH: THEORY AND POLICY
8. AGGREGATE DEMAND AND THE POWERFUL CONSUMER
9. DEMAND-SIDE EQUILIBRIUM: UNEMPLOYMENT OR INFLATION?
10. BRINGING IN THE SUPPLY SIDE: UNEMPLOYMENT AND INFLATION?
III. Fiscal and Monetary Policy
11. MANAGING AGGREGATE DEMAND: FISCAL POLICY
12. MONEY AND THE BANKING SYSTEM
13. MONETARY POLICY: CONVENTIONAL AND UNCONVENTIONAL
14. THE FINANCIAL CRISIS AND THE GREAT RECESSION
15. THE DEBATE OVER MONETARY AND FISCAL POLICY
16. BUDGET DEFICITS IN THE SHORT AND LONG RUN
17. THE TRADE-OFF BETWEEN INFLATION AND UNEMPLOYMENT
IV. The United States in the World Economy
18. INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE
19. THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY SYSTEM: ORDER OR DISORDER?
20. EXCHANGE RATES AND THE MACROECONOMY
V. The Economy Today
21. CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN THE U.S. ECONOMY

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