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Summary

In this revised and updated edition of A Concise Guide to Macroeconomics, David A. Moss draws on his years of teaching at Harvard Business School to explain important macro concepts using clear and engaging language. This guidebook covers the essentials of macroeconomics and examines, in a simple and intuitive way, the core ideas of output, money, and expectations. Early chapters leave you with an understanding of everything from fiscal policy and central banking to business cycles and international trade. Later chapters provide a brief monetary history of the United States as well as the basics of macroeconomic accounting. You'll learn why countries trade, why exchange rates move, and what makes an economy grow. Moss' detailed examples will arm you with a clear picture of how the economy works and how key variables impact business and will equip you to anticipate and respond to major macroeconomic events, such as a sudden depreciation of the real exchange rate or a steep hike in the federal funds rate.

Listen to this book from start to finish for a complete overview of macroeconomics, or use it as a reference when you're confronted with specific challenges, like the need to make sense of monetary policy or to read a balance of payments statement. Either way you'll come away with a broad understanding of the subject and its key pieces, and you'll be empowered to make smarter business decisions.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2014 David A. Moss (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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It gives a good overview over certain macroeconomic topics such as money and expectations. Very brief, and general discussions, however, it could have detailed more why certain phenomenon occur and why the discussion is so hot.
I recommend this book as a very brief intro to macroeconomics for 1y students, however, look further if you want a book explaining the set-up, players and history of economics, the latter being very important to assess todays progress and accomplishments.

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good book overall

Good overview about macroeconomic. Helps quickly understand certain aspects, specifics, and history of the subject.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-12-16

Easy to learn macroeconomics

loved the content and flow.
great narration.
highly recommended.
good explanation on monetary policies.
enlightened.

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  • Gregory Fernander
  • 25-12-16

Current and Comprehensive.

The content, stories, and examples were current and comprehensive making the information applicable for today.

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  • Michael
  • 02-08-16

Mostly useful.

The explanations of GDP and the history of fiat currency were compelling. Some sections, such as recent IMF balance sheet policy details seemed out of place in what is meant to be billed as a high level, foundational overview.

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  • N. Zhang
  • 21-07-18

Good book, but not suited to audio-book format

I really wanted to like the book and appreciated for the availability of the audible version. Unfortunately I couldn't stand listening to the reading of long formulas while driving. I ended up ordering a book from Amazon. If you have time to sit still with the PDF in front of you, then it might work for you.

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  • Aleksandr
  • 12-05-18

Very dense

Density of the information is so high that it's very hard to follow and comprehend the book by listening.

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  • Yarshniff
  • 03-08-17

Great Intro

A nicely written intro on a fascinating and complex subject. I would recommend this as a primer before enrolling in any formal courses in economics. It should accelerate your learning.

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  • Carl Thompson
  • 24-05-17

Wonderful

This is worth the time and money. True to the title, this is an interesting, concise read about macroeconomics. You'll be eager to tackle deeper books on the subject.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-07-16

If you have passed macroeconomics...

its like having a college text book read to you with professors insites. not a bad book but the reading was generic and the information is learned in college

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