Macroeconomics in Context
The First Edition of Macroeconomics in Context
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New Materials Available:
Advance Second Edition chapters on The Financial Crisis and the Great Recession and Debt and Deficits.
Updated figures for Chapters 9, 10, and 11 including data for the 2007-9 recession and its aftermath.
Education in macroeconomics should include
critical issues such as macroeconomic stabilization,
distributional equity, the quality of employment, environmental
considerations, and the adequacy of living standards.
Macroeconomics in Context, while including
coverage of standard concepts and models, focuses on
these crucial aspects of human well-being. Emphasizing
writing that is compelling, clear, and attractive to
students, it also includes serious investigation of
the environmental impacts of economic growth and the
role of unpaid work in economic life. It is the companion
textbook to Microeconomics
14 macroeconomics textbooks, looking for
an alternative to obsolete ideas of infinite
GDP growth with little consideration of
environment or social costs, I selected Macroeconomics in Context for
my course this year. This was the only
book I found which covers mainstream theory,
while putting it into a social and environmental
context; a much needed updated approach
University of Vermont
in Context is the best text I've
seen for undergraduate teaching. By paying
attention to the challenges we face today,
such as environmental degradation and
social issues, students readily see why
and how economics is important to learn."
Asked Questions about Macroeconomics in Context
can I get the textbook and supplementary materials?
Instructor examination copies and student copies of Macroeconomics in Context, First Edition are available from M. E. Sharpe. The Table of Contents can be viewed here, as well as Sample Course Outlines that suggest how a course could be tailored to emphasize various concerns (such as neoclassical concepts, ecological issues, behavioral economics, and more).
A complete set of supplementary materials is available for free download here on GDAE's website. On our Macroeconomics in Context Supplementary Materials page, you and your students can access the Student Study Guide and the full set of PowerPoint slides. Instructor-specific supplementary materials, available only to verified instructors, include a First Edition Instructor's Resource Manual and a comprehensive Test Bank. To obtain access to the instructor materials, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also contact us at email@example.com if you use Aplia (an on-line homework service) with your courses, and would like to be part of an Aplia user's group for this textbook.
are the authors?
The authors of Macroeconomics in Context
A. Nelson, and Jonathan Harris,
with contributions by Brian Roach and James Devine.
did this book come to be written?
We believe that a new approach to teaching
economics is urgently needed. We call this approach
economics" because it presents the economy as embedded in its physical and social contexts. A companion
in Context, was written first. We then sponsored
Macroeconomics" conference in 2002 - our first step
towards the creation of Macroeconomics in Context.
not able to switch to another textbook. How can I incorporate
social and environmental issues in my macroeconomics
Three chapters of Macroeconomics in
Context are also available as self-contained teaching
modules, suitable for use in courses based on other
What happened to the on-line Preliminary Edition?
As of the publication of the First Edition of Macroeconomics in
Context by M.E. Sharpe, we've removed the on-line Preliminary Edition from our website. The text is now available only in print form.
How does the First Edition differ from the Preliminary Edition?
The First Edition has been thoroughly updated and corrected, and now includes coverage of events such as the United States subprime mortgage crisis and recent Federal Reserve actions. A summary of changes is available.
I teach in a low-income country and my students cannot afford to buy a printed textbook. What should I do?
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