Principles of macroeconomics by N Gregory Mankiw Ronald D Kneebone Kenneth J McKenzie
I have tried to put myself in the position of someone seeing economics for the first time. My goal is to emphasize the material that students should and do find interesting about the study of the economy.??N. Gregory Mankiw. Principles of Macroeconomics became an instant best seller with its first edition and continues to be the most popular and widely used text in the economics classroom. Instructors found it to be the perfect complement to their teaching. A text authored by world-class writers and economists that stressed the most important concepts without overwhelming students with an excess of detail was a formula that was quickly imitated, but has yet to be matched. The sixth Canadian edition of Principles of Macroeconomics continues with this approach and has been carefully revised to ensure its contents are current and its examples reflect the interests and concerns of the Canadian student market. Responding to reviewers who requested additional but unobtrusive mathematics support, a new appendix has been added to Chapter 4. We have also included more technical questions in the end-of-chapter assignments to offer content at a higher difficulty level and provided online math problems so students can practice and master their skills. Many new In the News features have been added and numerous Case Studies and FYI features have been updated to reflect current world trends. Put quite simply, after listening to Canadian students and instructors across the country and by offering the most robust teaching and learning solution available, this is our best edition yet.
About the Author
N. Gregory Mankiw is Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics at Harvard University. For 14 years he taught EC10 Principles, the most popular course at Harvard. He studied economics at Princeton University and MIT. Prof. Mankiw is a prolific writer and a regular participant in academic and policy debates. His research includes work on price adjustment, consumer behaviour, financial markets, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth. His published articles have appeared in academic journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, and Quarterly Journal of Economics. His work has also appeared in more widely accessible forums, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Fortune. Prof. Mankiw has been a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, an adviser to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Congressional Budget Office, and a member of the ETS test development committee for the advanced placement exam in economics. From 2003 to 2005, he served as chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.
Ronald D. Kneebone (Ph.D. McMaster University) is a Professor of Economics at the University of Calgary. Ron has taught Macroeconomics from principles through to the Ph.D. level as well as courses in public finance and is a regular nominee for teaching awards. Research interests are primarily in the areas of Public Finance and Fiscal Federalism. His academic journal articles cover topics such as Government Budget Financing, Fiscal and Monetary Relations. He shares with Ken the Doug Purvis Memorial Prize for the best published work in Canadian Public Policy in 1999.
Kenneth J. McKenzie is Professor in the Department of Economics and The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary. He received his Ph.D. from Queen’s University. Specializing in public economics with an emphasis on taxation and political economy, Professor McKenzie has published extensively in these areas. He is the winner of the 1996 Harry Johnson Prize (with University of Calgary colleague Herb Emery) for the best article in the Canadian Journal of Economics, a two-time winner of the Douglas Purvis Memorial Prize for a published work relating to Canadian public policy (1999 with Ron Kneebone and 2011 with Natalia Sershun), and a Faculty of Social Sciences Distinguished Researcher Award winner at the University of Calgary. He is a former editor of Canadian Public Policy and currently co-editor of the Finances of the Nation feature of the Canadian Tax Journal. Professor McKenzie has taught microeconomics and public economics from the principles to the graduate level, and has received several departmental teaching awards.