3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Well Done, But Incomplete,
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This review is from: Principles of Macroeconomics, 6th Edition (Paperback)
I will start out by saying that I love Mankiw's textbooks. They are extremely easy to read and logically broken up into chapters. I have both the microeconomics and macroeconomics textbooks. The microeconomics textbook was a complete replacement for the course I took. You didn't even have to go to lecture but that may be deoendent on a course by course basis. On the other hand, the macroeconomics book is lacking a few topics that were gone over in lecture for my macroeconomics textbook. The primary missing aspects are mathematical analysis involving fiscal policy and monetary policy. Overall though, this is a good textbook. It is of the same quality that I would expect from Mankiw. The chapters aren't overfilled with text and are nicely complemented by graphical representations as well as side notes and things of that nature. You need to buy this textbook in two cases: your introductory macroeconomics course requires it or you aren't understanding macroeconomics in which case this text offers a clear explanation.