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Principles of Macroeconomics + Discoverecon Code Card
In recent years, innovative texts in mathematics, science, foreign languages, and other fields have achieved dramatic pedagogical gains by abandoning the traditional encyclopedic approach in favor of attempting to teach a short list of core principles in depth. Two well-respected writers and researchers, Bob Frank and Ben Bernanke, have shown that the less-is-more approach ...more
Paperback, 561 pages
Published January 17th 2006 by Irwin/McGraw-Hill
(first published October 1st 2000)
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I wasn't required to take macroeconomics in school. Every introductory macroeconomics textbook that I looked at claimed to focus on the fundamentals and to be entertaining enough that curious adults could read them even without taking a course at the local college. Since I haven't read those other books, I can't say whether they deliver on their promise, but I can vouch for this book. It actually does focus on the fundamentals, and points out how those fundamentals fit together, and is engaging ...more
I took macroeconomic theory a second time now that I am done with undergrad, and I thought the examples and theories presented in the book were interesting and relevant to current events and debates. However, the book clearly takes a more conservative viewpoint and glosses over many of the challenges facing our society. Overall though it was clear and concise. I did well in the class, but the CONNECT homework questions were a nightmare I had to struggle through. I found multiple mistakes and the ...more
May 03, 2012 Benjamin rated it liked it · review of another edition
Recommended to Benjamin by: EC 202
I read selections of this textbook for EC 202: Introduction to Macroeconomics. The textbook had an odd layout at times but the material was straightforward and easy to understand.
Robert H. Frank is the Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and a Professor of Economics at Cornell University's S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management. He contributes to the "Economic View" column, which appears every fifth Sunday in The New York Times.More about Robert H. Frank...