A Concise Guide to Macroeconomics

A Concise Guide to Macroeconomics

Review A Concise Guide to Macroeconomics: What Managers, Executives, and Students Need to Know



In author David A. Moss’s “A Concise Guide to Macroeconomics,” he brings exactly what is promised to the table by putting together a most-sought-after and comprehensive reference material on the subject matter. Written from his own teachings at Harvard Business School, he expounds on the complex fundamentals of concepts and ideas of the macroeconomy in an advanced yet cohesive and easy-to-read manner.  “A Concise Guide to Macroeconomics” doesn’t stray far from the subject, bringing details out consistently from fiscal policy to business cycles, making this book a perfect fit for finding a clearer perspective of the inner workings of the economy and what drives and motivates it.

An overall highly-recommended guidebook that is a must-read for those either an amateur interested in the subject matter or the academics are drawing study materials from it.

About the Author

David A. Moss is the John G. McLean Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He is the author of Socializing Security: Progressive-Era Economists and the Origins of American Social Policy and When All Else Fails: Government as the Ultimate Risk Manager, and is the founder of the Tobin Project, a nonprofit research organization.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
    • Part I – Understanding the Macro Economy
      • 1 – Output
      • 2 – Money
      • 3 – Expectations
    • Part II – Selected Topics – Backgrounds and Mechanics
      • 4 – A Short History of Money and Monetary Policy in the United States
      • 5 – The Fundamentals of GDP Accounting
      • 6 – Reading a Balance of Payments Statement
      • 7 – Understanding Exchange Rates
    • Conclusion
  • Epilogue
  • Glossary
  • Notes
  • Index
  • About the Author