Save Big On Open-Box & Used Products: Buy "Principles of Macroeconomics, 6th Edition (Mankiw'...” from Amazon Open-Box & Used and save over 90% off the $274.95 list price. Product is eligible for Amazon's 30-day returns policy and Prime or FREE Shipping. See all offers from Amazon Open-Box & Used.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Principles of Macroeconomics, 6th Edition (Mankiw's Principles of Economics) 6th Edition
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Featured business titles
Sponsored by McGraw-Hill Learn more.
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Special offers and product promotions
Compare Different Versions and Related Products
"I think it is more reader friendly than other texts. In addition, it uses both numeric and/or graphical examples, which is very useful for the students."
"We used to use Case and Fair's text. Mankiw seems to be a better text because it actually follows through with giving applications to what he includes in the book. For example, there is much better material in Mankiw about consumer surplus, producer surplus, government policies and interventions in the market."
"Very student friendly text. Makes economics easy to understand. Some of the other texts would take a lot of reading to explain an idea."
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top Customer Reviews
Verdict: Highly recommended buy!
The author keeps chapters relatively short, though there are 1 or 2 longer ones towards the end. Chapters only take about 25-35 minutes to read on average. This makes them very tolerable to read and makes it much easier to retain important information. Unlike some textbooks where you spend over an hour on a chapter and then can't remember a thing you read, I actually felt like I learned a lot when I read a chapter in this book. The brevity of the chapters also kept me from occasionally looking to see how many more pages I had to go.
I also enjoy the writing style of the author. The lack of jargon kept me from losing focus midway through a paragraph or forgetting something I just read. Topics tend to flow smoothly between one another and he often includes both sides of the debate on certain topics. He occasionally goes into real life scenarios that allow you to easily see the importance of the issue and the results of various real-life economic policies. Each chapter also usually has 2 or 3 funny comics or captioned pictures throughout them that are relevant to the topic being discussed.
This book will clear up any confusion you have on a topic that your professor may not have explained the best. This is one of the few textbooks that I actually enjoyed reading through. I wish every textbook was this well written and informative.
Distilled Useful Information
Graphical Representation of Content
I would highly recommend this textbook. It is probably the most efficient and useful text for learning introductory microeconomics.
It is very helpful and colorful, giving quick easy reads to an otherwise horrid topic. The book was written by Gregory Mankiw who has an incredible résumé being a Harvord University professor and an economic adviser to George W. Bush (political bias aside that is impressive). So the author is very good at what he does too.
The book goes through everyday scenarios that are very helpful and you can relate to them.
Overall this book is current, helpful, easy to read, and you actually understand micro. It is a sure life saver.