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Macroeconomic Theory: A Dynamic General Equilibrium Approach

2009/5/16

ISBN13: 9780691116402|496 pages|Hardback|©2008|NT$1250
Supplements: Solutions Manual

Author
Michael Wickens, at the University of York.

Description
"Macroeconomic Theory" is the most up-to-date graduate-level macroeconomics textbook available today. This book truly offers something new by emphasizing the general equilibrium character of macroeconomics to explain effects across the whole economy, not just part. It is also the perfect resource for economists who need to brush up on the latest developments. Michael Wickens lays out the core ideas of modern macroeconomics and its links with finance. He presents the simplest general equilibrium macroeconomic model for a closed economy, and then gradually develops a comprehensive model of the open economy. Every important topic is covered, including growth, business cycles, fiscal policy, taxation and debt finance, current account sustainability, exchange-rate determination, and an up-to-date account of monetary policy through inflation targeting.Wickens addresses the interrelationships between macroeconomics and modern finance and shows how they affect stock, bond, and foreign-exchange markets. While the mathematics needed for this book is rigorous, the author describes fundamental concepts in a way that helps make the book self-contained and easy to use.
Accessible, comprehensive, and wide-ranging, "Macroeconomic Theory" will become the standard text for students and is ideal for economists, particularly those in government, central and commercial banking, and financial investment. It is the most up-to-date macroeconomics textbook available today. It includes web-based exercises with answers (June 2008). Emphasis on general equilibrium macroeconomics addresses the whole economy. Latest advances in macroeconomics is covered fully and completely. It gives an up-to-date account of monetary policy. It covers modern finance. It includes an extensive mathematical appendix for at-a-glance easy reference.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The Centralized Economy
Chapter 3: Economic Growth
Chapter 4: The Decentralized Economy
Chapter 5: Government: Expenditures and Public Finances
Chapter 6: Fiscal Policy: Further Issues
Chapter 7: The Open Economy
Chapter 8: The Monetary Economy
Chapter 9: Imperfectly Flexible Prices
Chapter 10: Asset Pricing and Macroeconomics
Chapter 11: Financial Markets
Chapter 12: Nominal Exchange Rates
Chapter 13: Monetary Policy
Chapter 14: Real Business Cycles, DGE Models, and Economic Fluctuations
Chapter 15: Mathematical Appendix