What are macroeconomics?

  • (noun): The branch of economics that studies the overall working of a national economy.


Macroeconomics (from Greek prefix "makros-" meaning "large" + "economics") is a branch of economics dealing with the performance, structure, behavior, and decision-making of an economy as a whole, rather than individual markets. This includes national, regional, and global economies. With microeconomics, macroeconomics is one of the two most general fields in economics.

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Some articles on macroeconomics:

Macroeconomics - Development - New Keynesian Response
... models are now used by many central banks and are a core part of contemporary macroeconomics ...
Larry Smith (economics)
... he has taught both introductory microeconomics, macroeconomics and entrepreneurship courses ... Larry Smith's first lecture of macroeconomics at University of Waterloo was in the fall of 1981 ... He recently celebrated teaching his 28,000th student in his Macroeconomics class of Winter 2010, his 29,000th student in his Macroeconomics class on March 31, 2011, and his 30,000th ...
Telecommunications Systems - Society and Telecommunication - Economic Impact - Macroeconomics
... On the macroeconomic scale, Lars-Hendrik Röller and Leonard Waverman suggested a causal link between good telecommunication infrastructure and economic growth ...
Advanced Placement Macroeconomics
... Advanced Placement Macroeconomics (also known as AP Macroeconomics, AP Macro, or simply Macro) is a course offered by the College Board as part of the ... AP Macroeconomics is frequently taught in conjunction with (and in some cases in the same year as) AP Microeconomics ... It is equivalent to the introductory course of macroeconomics in college undergraduate level ...