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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Erdogan to Turkey: The West Is Waging ‘Economic War’Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:40:15 GMT
Turkey’s president turns American actions against Turkey to his advantage, appealing to national pride and deflecting responsibility for the lira’s collapse.

Can Imran Khan Save Pakistan?Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:00:03 GMT
If the incoming prime minister can persuade the military to enable him to improve relations with the United States, Afghanistan and India, he will pull off a feat none of his predecessors has managed.

Life in Turkey Now: Tough Talk, but Fears of Drug ShortagesFri, 17 Aug 2018 09:00:28 GMT
The lira’s plunge, exacerbated by a dispute with the U.S. over a detained pastor, has exposed growing economic pressures that some economists say could be near a breaking point.

As Stock Markets Brush Off Trade Tensions, a Warning of Trouble AheadFri, 17 Aug 2018 07:00:08 GMT
Copper’s broad use in cyclical industries means if demand for the metal starts to fall off, then industrial economies may start to slow.

Venezuela Cuts to Fight Inflation (Zeroes From Its Currency, That Is)Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:54:38 GMT
President Nicolás Maduro is rolling out measures to stabilize the economy and increase revenue, but economists — and the population — remain skeptical.

Reeling From the ‘Year Without a Sam’s Club,’ Alaskans Wonder: What’s Next?Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:00:09 GMT
A primary election Tuesday is expected to set up a tense, three-way race for governor as Alaska reaches a crossroads. Will outside forces set the state’s fate?

Why Turkey’s Crisis Feels Familiar for Emerging Markets: It’s the DebtWed, 15 Aug 2018 20:00:54 GMT
The country has unique challenges, but other emerging markets where big borrowing fueled rapid growth and strong returns could feel the pinch of a stronger dollar.

Another Hit for Turkish Tourism?Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:30:05 GMT
Visitor numbers were rebounding this year, but with the recent crisis, this one economic, many wonder if another setback is looming.

The Economic Cost of Authoritarian RuleWed, 15 Aug 2018 09:57:48 GMT
As President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey applies his strongman tactics to the economy, the country faces a crisis that could reverberate through global markets.