- Series: Pearson Series in Economics
- Loose Leaf: 639 pages
- Publisher: Prentice Hall; 7 edition (January 30, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 013611489X
- ISBN-13: 978-0136114895
- Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 0.5 x 9.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,867,648 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Update: I gave it 2 stars initially for the rip-off. Now, after having read the book, I'd give it 3 to 5 stars for content. My University of Chicago professor did a lot better job explaining the concepts than the book, so maybe my expectations are inflated, but I thought that Abel/Bernanke could have made it more simple and less verbose. Still, if you can stay focused enough to read this thing (I had a hard time and I like the subject matter), it does explain macro much better than some of the alternatives I've seen before. Also, the "real life" application green sections are incredibly valuable, as they contain some empirical data to show which theories are most likely valid; e.g. does lowering personal taxes actually "stimulate the economy" (increase GDP). A lot of macroeconomics is about which theory/assumptions you end up believing, and this book does a decently good and impartial job at pointing you in the "probably right" direction. You will also gain some appreciation for why macroeconomists can disagree so strongly about basic policy issues.
Overall, I'd give this book three stars compared to my grad school professor but five stars comparing to my undergrad professor and textbook. If you are forced to learn macro by just reading this book, you'll get a pretty good basic understanding without too much pain (comparing to the alternatives of course).
Nothing against the authors but I bought this book for class, opened it twice, and found no value in the material. The text throws a bunch of terms out there but doesn't elaborate further. Macroeconomics is already a subject that is full of inaccuracies, confusion, and boring material. This was no different.
The math problems are not hard, but its been about 5-6 years since I've done math like this and I'm a little rusty. A few sample problems here and there would have made taking this class a lot easier.
AMAZON, PLEASE FIX THE DESCRIPTION. DON'T SAY IT INCLUDES MYECONLAB IN THE TITLE WHEN IT DOESN'T!
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