Foundations of Modern Macroeconomics

Hardcover | February 1, 2002

byBen J. Heijdra, Frederick van der Ploeg

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Advanced macroeconomics can seem a daunting prospect. Complex and poorly defined, infected with a variety of conflicting approaches, it is difficult for the student to get an overall picture of what there is and how it fits in. Foundations of Modern Macroeconomics is aimed at getting roundthis fundamental problem: it deals with all the major topics, summarizes the important approaches, and gives students a coherent angle on all aspects of macroeconomic thought. Each chapter deals with a separate area of macroeconomics, and each contains a summary section of key points and a furtherreading list, enabling the student to check what has been learnt and investigate further in other books.

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Advanced macroeconomics can seem a daunting prospect. Complex and poorly defined, infected with a variety of conflicting approaches, it is difficult for the student to get an overall picture of what there is and how it fits in. Foundations of Modern Macroeconomics is aimed at getting roundthis fundamental problem: it deals with all the...

Ben J. Heijdra is Professor of Macroeconomics at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Frederick van der Ploeg is State Secretary for Education, Culture and Sciences, The Netherlands.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:780 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 1.8 inPublished:February 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198776187

ISBN - 13:9780198776185

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Table of Contents

1. Who is who in macroeconomics?2. Dynamics in aggregate demand and supply3. Rational expectations and economic policy4. Anticipation effects and economic policy5. The macroeconomics of quantity rationing6. The government budget deficit7. A closer look at the labour market8. Trade unions and the labour market9. Search in the labour market10. Macroeconomic policy, credibility, and politics11. The open economy12. Money13. New Keynesian economics14. Theories of economic growth15. Real business cycles16. Intergenerational economics, I17. Intergenerational economics, IIEpilogueMathematical Appendix

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`This is a good addition to the textbook market. The coverage of topics is comprehensive and it takes students from an intermediate to graduate level with commendable ease.'Shaun Hargreaves Heap, University of East Anglia