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Macroeconomic Patterns and Stories

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  5 reviews
The story of this book began with my dif?cult transition from teaching international economics and econometrics in Economics Ph. D. programs at Harvard and UCLA to teaching in the MBA programs at the Anderson School at UCLA. On the basis of 20 years of apparent teaching success in Ph. D. education, I arrived at the Anderson School in 1990 with a self-image as a star teache ...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published October 14th 2010 by Springer (first published December 1st 2008)
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Неплохое введение в макроэкономику. Автор, хороший эконометрист, следует дельной стратегии: начните с картинок (лучший способ познакомиться с данными), продолжите словами (историями о происходящем) и закончите цифрами (они все равно мало кем воспринимаются). Будучи сильным прогнозистом и умея писать непринужденно, автор способен научить многому. К недостаткам книги можно отнести то, что она построена на американском материале и не во всем пригодится российскому читателю, а также то, что сильные ...more
Wolfgang  Polasek
After the introduction, Part II explains the key macro-economic variables for the US in separate chapters. Part III comes in 4 subparts where the first one on “Recession Symptoms” explains the concept of idleness and key indicators of recessions. In sub-part “Recession Stories” deals with unemployment and the concept of “accelerators” during the business cycle, based on the concept of abnormal contributions of growth. In sub-part “Recession Early Warning Signs” Leamer explores possible leading i ...more
Good book for learning about the indicators and stats that drive our thinking about the economy.
This is how introductory economics should be taught.
Richard Archambault
The only grad-school textbook I read cover-to-cover.
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