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Excellent book, easy to read and understand by an exceptional teacher,
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This review is from: Macroeconomics (Second Edition) (Hardcover)
Prof. Jones who teaches a class based on this book at the Stanford GSB has written an exceptional text. It's a surprisingly easy read while always conveying a very broad set of ideas at sufficient depth. The book stands by itself and can be read, understood and learned from without any additional help which is in my mind the main requirement for a core textbook.
The only complaint that I can mention if any (if this is a complaint) is that the revisions are too frequent (almost 1+ a year), which for a book in this price range, is a lot. Maybe some form of electronic resource to provide updates would be better than having students lose the ability to buy a used book because of the frequent and significant revisions. That said, the financial crisis and recent economic events have changed the world a lot and I can see why the book was rewritten as a result.
Excellent text, highly recommended.