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Macroeconomics, 10th Edition

  • William Boyes
  • Michael Melvin
  • ISBN-10: 1285859472
  • ISBN-13: 9781285859477
  • 528 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2011, 2008
  • COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published
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About the Product

Equip your students with a solid global understanding of macroeconomic principles as you introduce the latest thinking of economists on important macroeconomic phenomena with Boyes/Melvin's MACROECONOMICS, 10E. Now you can clearly illustrate the connections between key macroeconomic principles and actual business practices with this book's reader-friendly approach, carefully integrated learning features, memorable examples, and unique global emphasis. Timely revisions and the latest macroeconomic statistics ensure you are teaching using the most recent data and developments. Revised macroeconomics materials emphasize the fundamentals and the practical application of concepts to current events. New macroeconomics coverage highlights the recent financial crisis and its global implications. Your students gain in-depth understanding of globalization and its impact on economic growth and poverty. Cutting-edge teaching and learning technology and supplements, including the world-leading Aplia homework system, MindTap Personalized Learning Experience, and an integrated eReader, help you create a complete macroeconomics course that highlights the importance of today's macroeconomic principles in business today.


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  • THE LATEST MACROECONOMIC STATISTICS THROUGHOUT THIS EDITION ENSURE YOU ARE TEACHING YOUR STUDENTS USING THE MOST CONTEMPORARY INFORMATION. Updates, numerous additions and timely revisions throughout all parts of this new edition represent the latest thinking from leading economists on important macroeconomic phenomena.

  • COVERAGE HIGHLIGHTS THE RECENT FINANCIAL CRISIS AND ITS GLOBAL IMPLICATIONS. The authors have condensed the introduction, while providing abundant important coverage of the recent financial crisis as well as the associated recession and the central bank policies to counter its impact. With regard to the latter, forward guidance is now discussed under tools of monetary policy. A special section emphasizes how the financial crisis began in the United States before spreading globally.

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About the Author

William Boyes

Dr. William Boyes is professor of economics at Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the Claremont Graduate School in 1974. Before joining the Arizona State faculty, he was the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Business at Weber State University; visiting professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China and the University of London, London, England, and lectured at ITAM in Mexico City; and was the dean of the College of Business at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Dr. Boyes has also served as chairman of the Economics Department at ASU and has been an economist with Security Pacific National Bank (now Bank of America). He has been a consultant to the White House, the Commerce Department, the Federal Trade Commission, and several private firms. He is the director of the office of economic education at ASU and a member of the Pacific Research Institute's Academic Advisory Board. Dr. Boyes has received many teaching awards, including the Golden Key National Honor Society Outstanding Professor Award at ASU in 1988, the Outstanding Teacher in the MBA Program Award at ASU in 1994, the Outstanding Teacher in the College of Business Award at ASU in 1995, Huizingh Outstanding Honors Professor in 2007, and Outstanding MBA Professor in 2008.

Michael Melvin

Michael Melvin is currently Head of Currency Research at Barclays Global Investors. He also retains affiliations at the Arizona State University Department of Economics and the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Melvin received his Ph.D. in economics from UCLA in 1980. He has served as a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Board and the International Monetary Fund, was a Fulbright Professor at the University of Frankfurt, and has been a visiting professor at UCLA, Northwestern University, U.C. San Diego, and the University of Hawaii. His field of specialization is International Finance, and he is the coeditor of the Journal of International Money and Finance.

Table of Contents

1. The Wealth of Nations: Ownership and Economic Freedom.
1A. Working with Graphs.
2. Scarcity and Opportunity Costs.
3. Markets and the Price System.
4. The Aggregate Economy.
5. National Income Accounting.
6. An Introduction to the Foreign Exchange Market and the Balance of Payments.
7. Unemployment and Inflation.
8. Macroeconomic Equilibrium: Aggregate Demand and Supply.
9. Aggregate Expenditures.
9A. An Algebraic Model of Aggregate Expenditures.
10. Income and Expenditures Equilibrium.
10A. An Algebraic Model of Income and Expenditures Equilibrium.
11. Fiscal Policy.
11A. An Algebraic Examination of the Balanced-Budget Change in Fiscal Policy.
12. Money and Banking.
13. Monetary Policy.
14. Macroeconomic Policy: Tradeoffs, Expectations, Credibility, and Sources of Business Cycles.
15. Macroeconomic Viewpoints: New Keynesian, Monetarist, and New Classical.
16. Economic Growth.
17. Development Economics.
18. Globalization.
19. World Trade Equilibrium.
20. International Trade Restrictions.
21. Exchange Rates and Financial Links between Countries.

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Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

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