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Macroeconomics

Опубликовано на портале: 22-09-2003
New York: Worth Publishers, 2002
Тематический раздел:
The #1 best-selling intermediate macroeconomics book, Mankiw's masterful text covers the field as accessibly and concisely as possible, in a way that emphasizes the relevance of both macroeconomics's classical roots and its current practice. The new edition has been updated to deal with our ever-changing world, including the economic slowdown of 2001--associated at first with the end of the stock market boom and then with the terrorist attack of September 11--which has once again put business cycle theory at center stage.

Macroeconomics Mankiw является "классическим" (не в смысле школы экономической мысли, а в смысле широко используемым) учебником по макроэкономике промежуточного уровня. Напару с Macroeconomics Blanchard они прочно захватили западный рынок и являются базовыми учебниками для большинства баклаврских программ в экономических вузах. В России учебник Мэнкью был издан в довольно посредственном переводе, но пользуется не меньшей и вполне заслуженной популяростью. Структура учебника отличается логичностью и последовательностью. Доступность (не требуются специальные знания по математике) и наглядность изложения, наличие огромного количества вспомогательных учебно-методических материалов, в том числе доступных он-лайн, делает его удобным и практичным в преподавании макроэкономики.

PART 1. INTRODUCTION

Chapter 1. The Science of Macroeconomics
Updated to include President Bush's tax cut agenda.
Inflation rate and real gross domestic product updated.

Chapter 2. The Data of Macroeconomics
Introduction includes historical perspective on the sources of economic data.
More precise, expanded definition of GDP
Data updated through 2001.

PART 2. CLASSICAL THEORY: THE ECONOMY IN THE LONG RUN

This part presents the classical model of how the economy works, building the foundation for growth theory and business cycle theory developed in Parts 3 and 4.

Chapter 3. National Income: Where It Comes From and Where It Goes
Updated data illustrates how recent U.S. economic shifts are consistent with the Cobb-Douglas production function/model.

Chapter 4. Money and Inflation
New section, "One Benefit of Inflation, " discusses how inflation may help grease the wheels of labor markets.
New Internet problem.

Chapter 5. The Open Economy
Expanded and updated Case Study, "The U.S. Trade Deficit," explores why the trade deficit continued after the budget deficit turned to a surplus.
New summary table 5.1 details the three outcomes that an open economy can experience: trade surplus, balanced trade, and trade deficit.
New FYI box, "International Flows of Goods and Capital: An Example," illustrates why U.S. net exports must equal U.S. net capital outflow.
Updated Case Study, "Big Mac," includes recent international prices of a Big Mac.

Chapter 6. Unemployment
New Case Study, "The Secrets to Happiness," explains how peoples' perceptions of happiness depend on the inflation and unemployment rates.
New table on "Alternative Measures of Labor Force Utilization" shows six definitions of unemployment and differing unemployment rates associated with each.
New Section, "Productivity," discusses the possible connection between rates of change in productivity and changes in the natural rate of employment.
Term "wait unemployment" changed to term "structural unemployment" to reflect more standard usage.

PART 3. GROWTH THEORY: THE ECONOMY IN THE VERY LONG RUN

Reorganized for this edition, the growth chapters, previously dispersed, now have their own part. This builds more effectively on the foundation of classical analysis in Part 2.

Chapter 7. Economic Growth I [formerly Chapter Four]
New Internet problem.
Includes updated data on international differences in the standard of living.

Chapter 8 Economic Growth II [formerly Chapter Five]
New Case Study, "Information Technology and the New Economy" explores the ways that information technology raised productivity growth during the 1990's.
New section, "From Growth Theory to Growth Empirics," explores the roles of factor accumulation and production efficiency in explaining international differences in living standards.

PART 4. BUSINESS CYCLE THEORY: THE ECONOMY IN THE SHORT RUN

Examines the behavior of the economy when prices are sticky.

Chapter 9. Introduction to Economic Fluctuations
Updated data on real GDP growth in the United States.
New Internet problem.

Chapter 10. Aggregate Demand I
Case Study, "Cutting Taxes to Stimulate the Economy" expanded to include new discussion of the Bush tax cut of 2001 and the immediate tax rebates.

Chapter 11. Aggregate Demand II
New FYI box, "The Liquidity Trap," discusses the possibility of a liquidity trap.
New Case Study, "The U.S. Slowdown of 2001," discusses the slowdown and the two shocks that help explain it: the stock market decline and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Chapter 12. Aggregate Demand in the Open Economy
New section, "Speculative Attacks, Currency Boards, and Dollarization," discusses threats to currencies and measures to stabilize them.
Term "net foreign investment" changed to "net capital outflow" to minimize confusion.

Chapter 13. Aggregate Supply
More streamlined presentation of aggregate supply [worker-misperception model removed] to better clarify material.
New FYI box, "How Precise Are Estimates of the Natural Rate of Unemployment?," discusses the problems of measurement.
New Internet problem.
New Appendix, "A Big, Comprehensive Model," sketches a large model that brings together much of the theory presented in Parts 2 and 4.

PART 5. MACROECONOMIC POLICY DEBATES

Part 5 considers what role the government should take in the economy.

Chapter 14. Stabilization Policy
New Case Study, "The Remarkable Stability of the 1990s," compares statistics from five recent decades and explores possible explanations for the stability of the 1990's.
Expanded and updated FYI box, "Leading Indicators," includes the ten current data series used in computing the index.
New end-of-chapter Internet problem.

Chapter 15. Government Debt
New chapter title, "Government Debt," better reflects the focus of the chapter.
Case Study "The Fiscal Future" renamed and completely rewritten as "The Fiscal Future: Good News and Bad News" in order to consider future challenges.
New Internet problem.

PART 6. MORE ON THE MICROECONOMICS BEHIND MACROECONOMICS

Part 6 presents key microeconomic models used for analyzing macroeconomic issues.

Chapter 16. Consumption
New section on "David Laibson and the Pull of Instant Gratification" explores what new research on psychology and economics teaches us about consumer behavior.

Chapter 17. Investment
Case Study, "Credit Crunches," expanded to discuss their long-run effects.
Data updated to include 2001 information.

Chapter 18. Money Supply and Demand
Expanded section, "Financial Innovation, Near Money, and the Demise of the Monetary Aggregates," brings the assessment of the Federal Reserve's targeting the federal funds rate up to date.

Chapter 19. Advances in Business Cycle Theory
Introduction streamlined for improved student comprehension.
Epilogue: What We Know, What We Don't
Last unresolved question: changed focus to government debt.