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by Robert J. Barro

Immediately engage today's reader with MACRO, a unique modern presentation of macroeconomics that makes it easy to emphasize a solid microfoundations and real-business cycle approach in a presentation unlike any other intermediate macroeconomics text. Student engineered and faculty approved, Robert Barro's MACRO demonstrates an extraordinary command of growth, equilibrium, and business cycle theory with a focus on microfoundations. Captivating features range from rocker Bono's perspective on debt relief to the hidden costs of multiple shifts and overtime hours, all within a unified model of macroeconomics ideal for all majors. The distinctive, magazine-style pages of Barro's MACRO were inspired by feedback from students and refined by input from more than seventy teaching professionals. The result is a brief paperback packed with current policy and data examples that reflect the author's extensive research in the field, as well as a suite of tightly integrated learning aids that accommodate the busy, diverse lifestyles of today's learners. Students can even access the Cengage Global Economic Watch, which connects to thousands of journal and news articles and videos using a simple search engine. Students experience intermediate macroeconomics as it happens today with the powerful, appealing presentation and resources found only in MACRO.
Download Intermediate MACRO (with Product Web Site Printed Access Card and Review Cards) (Engaging 4LTR Press Titles for Economics) epub
ISBN: 1439040095
ISBN13: 978-1439040096
Category: Other
Subcategory: Business & Finance
Author: Robert J. Barro
Language: English
Publisher: South-Western College Pub; 1 edition (September 11, 2009)
Pages: 336 pages
ePUB size: 1524 kb
FB2 size: 1157 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 229
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This book is to hard to grasp. It reads like one long equation. Also they give you an equation and another and another until like 6 steps later you have a "final" equation. I actually gave up trying to read this for class because I just couldn't understand it.
The author of this textbook never gives an example using actual numbers for the various equations presented in each chapter, making it difficult for students to practice the calculations. The homework problems ask questions for which the answers are not given in the book. Barro is a great economist, but the textbook is lacking from a pedagogical standpoint.
This book is poorly written and rife with typos. I'm surprised that a book with this many additions still has so many errors in the text. Any professor that requires this book has clearly never read it.
Your may notice that I have already praised the original classic Macroeconomic textboook of Robert Barro. As I have pointed out, from my perspectibe the best economics textbook in the market. This new edition is basically the same as previous versions of Macroeconomics, but the material has been stripped down in order to simplify the presentation to a more basic, intuitive, less rigorous, and perhaps more pedagogical formulation. HOWEVER, for me it really falls short of expectations. BUT GUESS WHAT, Barro has just released a, (additional) new version of his classical book untitled INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS. It is as if he had chosen to breakdown his classical book in two pieces: on introductory text (MODERN MACROECONOMICS) and an intermediate level text (INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS). When you browse over both books, you realize that the relatively more demanding material of the original MACROECONOMICS has been moved to the new INTERMDIATE version. Though this may appear sensible, it must be acknoledge that this has a cost in terms of the loss of continuity and consistency of the material in the original MACROECONOMICS bestseller. WHAT IS EVEN WORSE is that there is nothing really new in the new MODERN and INTERMDIATE versions relative to the original MACROECONOMICS. This is really dissapointing. Barro has not updated content to include new hot topics in macroeconomic textbooks. A clear example is the lack of the new consensus or new-keyenesian macro model that is becoming so popular. Therefore, his presentation of monetary theory and policy falls short of other undergraduate textbooks. In addition, the contents are weak in terms of the financial sector, and no discussion is made of the recent global financial crisis originated in the US subprime. Similarly, despite his treatment of public debt is outstanding, there is no mention of the debt crisis now underway in Europe or the US. In sum, if you still own the formeer MACROECONOMICS textbook, you do not need to buy any of these two new books. You gain nothing. Save your money, and avoid be dissapointed. If you do not own the former MACROECONOMICS, then you shall get the new Barro versions (MODERN and INTERMEDIATE). Nevertheless, I would go instead for the new 5th edition of Blanchard or the 4th edition of Williamson. However, I must admit Barro's books continue to be best way to start training undergraduates in macroeconomics.