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Macroeconomics Seventh Edition Edition

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I read this title with great interest, and found the content really cogent. It is beautifully and clearly written, and is right up-to-date. The analysis of the credit crunch is timely, and the analysis is authoritative. The Chapter on the dynamics of aggregate demand and supply is superb. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

N. GREGORY MANKIW is Professor of Economics at Harvard University, USA. He is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the Brookings Panel on Economic Activity and an adviser to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Congressional Budget Office. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Worth Publishers; Seventh Edition edition (March 29, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1429218878
  • ISBN-13: 978-1429218870
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 1 x 10.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #76,430 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If you're confused about all of Dr. Mankiw's different macroeconomics texts floating about out there, lemme try to set you straight.

The one you see on this page: "Macroeconomics" is usually used in 2nd or 3rd year macroeconomics courses in college. This is because the exercises at the end of each chapter can be a little equation-intensive, and some of the exercises, such as the proper derivation of the IS-LM curve, require differentiation. The text of each chapter itself is not so vicious, so a energetic instructor could conceivably use this book in a lower-level course, if you were willing replace the book's exercises with easier ones.

Anyhow, the seventh edition has just come out: this has a bluish abstract geometric-type design on a tan background. The ISBN-13 is 9781429238120. The sixth edition had a blue cover; the fifth edition had an orange cover. The publisher, Palgrave-MacMillan, claims that the seventh edition balances "short-run and long-run issues in a way that emphasizes the relevance of Keynesian and classical ideas to current practice. Featuring the latest data and extensive coverage of the current financial crisis, the text has also been revised with the addition of new case studies on real-world issues such as President Obama's stimulus plan and a study of hyperinflation in Zimbabwe."

Mankiw is also well-known as the author of "Principles of Macroeconomics," currently in its fifth edition (ISBN-10: 0324589972; ISBN-13: 978-0324589979), at least as of my writing. This text is more appropriate for freshman-level, non-major survey courses, or for high-school courses provided that they're honors courses, such as AP courses. The exercises at the end of each chapter require only arithmetic and the most rudimentary algebra.
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Economics is called the dismal science for a reason. Students are often frustrated with the theoretical nature of the subject as well as the daunting graphs and equations you are required to memorize, with no clear real world application to motivate the concepts. Mankiw tries to motivate the study of macroeconomic models through the use of numerous 'case studies', examples from history which can be explained by the models. While the idea is commendable and perhaps pedagogically sound, the execution was absolutely terrible. Numerous case studies were oversimplified so that they could fit the model as opposed to the model fitting them, which gives students a false sense of belief that the models are extremely powerful and accurate, and not enough is done to highlight the obvious limitations of the model. Furthermore, I have to agree with the other reviewers; there were simply too many case studies. Too many times the concepts Mankiw is attempting to teach gets lost as he piles numerous case studies into each chapter. It feels more like a textbook on economic history rather than a book for intermediate macroeconomic theory.

EDIT: After spending more time with this book I am bumping up my rating by 1-star. This book is quite good, but one has to know how to navigate it in order to obtain the best utility. My advice is to skip over all the case studies when you are reading to ensure that you do not get confused. Focus on the concept and ignore all the fluff.
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The concepts are straightforward. I love all the interesting "side-stories" in this book; they are all highly interesting perspective on macro economics: US Great Depression, Asian Financial Crisis, Bush Tax Cut, European after WWII economic development, etc

One down-side of this textbook tho is the math proofs: it's really short, the author put the additional notes at the bottom of the page but it's still not quite enough.
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Don't let the author name scare you - he's pretty objective here and provides quite a few examples. Yeah, some of them are clearly self-serving and ideological, but it's also well-written enough that you'll get a lot out of it. I'm using Romer's graduate text now, and I know there's no going back to undergraduate, but there's a reason this book is so widely used.

(Price not taken into account with this rating. The book is ridiculously overpriced, like all textbooks, but that's not a specific problem here.)
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I bought this book because of its high rating and as the semester progressed, I used Mankiw to supplement the assigned text more and more. Mankiw provides a decidedly liberal/dovish view of macro which was a great balance to Stephen Williamson's religious-like dedication to real business theory. Both views have merit but it's nice to get both perspectives at the same time. This text is easy to read because it explains concepts intuitively first with real world examples, then offers mathematical structure and models where necessary. Williamson, however, prefers to drag you through the models first and leaves it to the reader to figure out how the models apply to the real world (if at all). If I could only choose one text it would be Mankiw hands down.
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If you're confused about all of Dr. Mankiw's different macroeconomics texts floating about out there, lemme try to set you straight.

The one you see on this page: "Macroeconomics" is usually used in 2nd or 3rd year macroeconomics courses in college. This is because the exercises at the end of each chapter can be a little equation-intensive, and some of the exercises, such as the proper derivation of the IS-LM curve, require differentiation. The text of each chapter itself is not so vicious, so a energetic instructor could conceivably use this book in a lower-level course, if you were willing replace the book's exercises with easier ones.

Anyhow, the seventh edition has just come out: this has a bluish abstract geometric-type design on a tan background. The ISBN-13 is 9781429238120. The sixth edition had a blue cover; the fifth edition had an orange cover. The publisher, Palgrave-MacMillan, claims that the seventh edition balances "short-run and long-run issues in a way that emphasizes the relevance of Keynesian and classical ideas to current practice. Featuring the latest data and extensive coverage of the current financial crisis, the text has also been revised with the addition of new case studies on real-world issues such as President Obama's stimulus plan and a study of hyperinflation in Zimbabwe."

Mankiw is also well-known as the author of "Principles of Macroeconomics," currently in its fifth edition (ISBN-10: 0324589972; ISBN-13: 978-0324589979), at least as of my writing. This text is more appropriate for freshman-level, non-major survey courses, or for high-school courses provided that they're honors courses, such as AP courses. The exercises at the end of each chapter require only arithmetic and the most rudimentary algebra.
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