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a European Text

Seventh Edition

Michael Burda and Charles Wyplosz

June 2017

ISBN: 9780198737513

624 pages

In Stock

Price: £64.99

The most applied macroeconomics textbook on the market, utilising case studies from the post-crisis macro economy to help students think like modern economists.



Macroeconomics teaches students to be young economists, providing a contemporary approach to the subject and a wealth of real-life case studies to allow students to understand how economics works in practice.

  • The most applied macroeconomics textbook on the market, utilising case studies from the post-crisis macro economy to help students think like modern economists.
  • Presents macroeconomics from a European perspective making it easier for students to relate the concepts to their own economic environment.
  • Provides a comprehensive analysis of modern macroeconomics with a balance of theoretical approaches; fully up-to-date with the most current debates over the role of the banking system in the macroeconomy.
  • A wealth of online content provides lecturers with a ready bank of practical resources to use in their teaching and gives students the opportunity to test their understanding of key concepts.

New to this edition

  • The chapter on Money and Monetary Policy has been expanded into two new chapters: 'Money and Interest Rates' and 'Monetary Policy, Banks, and Financial Stability.
  • The banking system has been brought to the fore in the authors' description of the macroeconomic system and characterization of monetary policy.
  • Coverage of the interest rate's zero lower bound, quantitative easing, bank regulation, and the role of shadow banking has been included in Chapter 7 'Asset Markets'.
  • Coverage of the banking and European debt crises, European monetary union and money markets in a fixed exchange rate has been increased.
  • Chapter 14 'Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply' has been streamlined and simplified to aid understanding.
  • The new IMF standards for measuring balance of payments have been adopted.
  • The IS-TR chapters in the closed and open economy, in addition to the central model chapters, have been thoroughly revised.

About the Author(s)

Michael Burda, Humboldt University, Berlin, and Charles Wyplosz, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Michael Burda is Professor of Economics at Humboldt University, Berlin.

Charles Wyplosz is Professor of Economics at The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Table of Contents

    Part I: Introduction to Macroeconomics
    1:What is Macroeconomics?
    2:Macroeconomic Accounts
    Part II: The Macroeconomy in the Long Run
    3:The Fundamentals of Economic Growth
    4:Labour Markets and Unemployment
    5:Money, Prices, and Exchange Rates in the Long Run
    Part III: The Macroeconomy in the Short Run: the Building Blocks
    6:Borrowing, Lending, and Budget Constraints
    7:Asset Markets
    8:Private Sector Demand: Consumption and Investment
    9:Money and the Demand for Money
    10:The Supply of Money and Monetary Policy
    Part IV: Macroeconomic Equilibrium
    11:Macroeconomic Equilibrium in the Short Run
    12:International Capital Flows and Macroeconomic Equilibrium
    13:Output, Employment, and Inflation
    14:Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply
    15:The Exchange Rate
    Part V: Macroeconomic Policy in a Global Economy
    16:Demand Management Policies
    17:Fiscal Policy, Debt, and Seigniorage
    18:Policies for the Long Run
    19:The Architecture of the International Monetary System


'An outstanding book that covers all aspects of macroeconomics at an appropriate level for UG students. Easy to read, comprehensive and with a lot of examples and exercises.' - Professor Manfred Dirngrabner, University of Applied Sciences Vienna

'Excellent textbook. A great insight to the subject of economics and a great text for students of economics' - Professor Constantinos Charalambous, PA College

'Macroeconomics is easy to read, covers the most important content, and always stays in touch with real world economics; including the latest economic approaches and findings' - Professor Marcus Sidki, Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences

Additional Resources

The book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre that features:

Student Resources:
Sample exam questions - Each with an outline answer.
Multiple choice questions - Test your knowledge of the book and recieve instant feedback.
Review questions - Direct links to useful sites for further information.
Web appendices - An in-depth look at some of the issues raised in the textbook.
Web links - Direct links to useful sites for further information.

Lecturer Resources:
Power Point slides - These customizable slides and notes, accompanying each chapter, will assist you in your preparation of lecture presentations.
Excel based exercises for macroeconomic modelling - An effective way to generate multiple problems to set your students.
Lecture plans - A guide to teaching each chapter, including useful web links for each topic.
Solutions to end-of-chapter exercises - All the solutions to the excercises in the textbook.
Test bank - A fully-customizable resource contatining ready-made questiosn with which to text your students.
VLE cartridge