1 Introduction to Macroeconomics
2 Measuring the Macroeconomy
3 An Overview of Long-Run Economic Growth
4 A Model of Production
5 The Solow Growth Model
6 Growth and Ideas
7 The Labor Market, Wages, and Unemployment
8 Inflation
9 An Overview of the Short-Run Model
10 The IS Curve
11 Monetary Policy and the Phillips Curve
12 Stabilization Policy and the AS/AD Framework
13 The Global Financial Crisis: Overview
14 The Global Financial Crisis and the Short-Run Model
15 The Government and the Macroeconomy
16 International Trade
17 Exchange Rates and International Finance
18 Parting Thoughts




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Alibaba’s Singles Day Sales Top $30 Billion. The Party May Not Last.Sun, 11 Nov 2018 16:36:36 GMT
China’s slowing economic growth and weakening consumer sentiment pose a challenge to an e-commerce giant with world-swallowing ambitions.

Trump Trade Adviser Warns That There Will Be No Quick Deal With ChinaFri, 09 Nov 2018 22:24:30 GMT
Peter Navarro, a populist who has long held unsparing views about China’s rise, suggested that reaching an agreement would be more difficult than President Trump’s recent comments would indicate.

What the Hell Happened to Brazil? (Wonkish)Fri, 09 Nov 2018 18:51:38 GMT
How did an up-and-coming economy suffer such a severe slump?

Fact-Checking Trump’s Claims About the Chinese EconomyFri, 09 Nov 2018 10:59:45 GMT
At a news conference, the president answered a question about healing national divides by saying, falsely, that he had forced China to back down from a plan to strengthen its manufacturing industry.

Visions of a Tech Hub? Landing Amazon Is Just a StartWed, 07 Nov 2018 00:21:17 GMT
How the company and local officials flesh out plans for the new corporate presence will be crucial to the economic lift it produces.

Iran Sanctions Explained: U.S. Goals, and the View From TehranTue, 06 Nov 2018 00:34:03 GMT
The Trump administration just imposed what it called the biggest sanctions action ever taken by the U.S. against Iran. Why? And what may happen next?

Their Soybeans Piling Up, Farmers Hope Trade War Ends Before Beans RotMon, 05 Nov 2018 10:00:16 GMT
North Dakota’s soybean crops are flourishing. But China has stopped buying.

Reimposing Iran Sanctions, Trump Places 3 Bets (One a Long Shot)Mon, 05 Nov 2018 01:50:49 GMT
Mr. Trump is gambling that Iran will not restart its nuclear program, that Europeans will not risk violating the sanctions, and that the Tehran government will return to the negotiating table.

U.S. Reimposes Sanctions on Iran but Undercuts the Pain With WaiversFri, 02 Nov 2018 15:32:08 GMT
Eight countries — including India, South Korea, Japan and China, among the world’s largest importers of Iranian oil — were granted six-month waivers. The European Union did not receive an exemption.