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Macro Econ

  1. Jun 6, 2007 #1
    Now, I know this is a physics forum, but I am interested in economics a bit. I am planning on competing in the Fed Challenge with a team from my school. I need to know macro-economics theory, which I do not. Does anyone know of a good textbook for macro? could I use an AP prep book? Thanks very much.

    PS - I have little-to-no knowledge of economics, so any books would have to preferably be fairly lower level, while still comprehensive and chock full of content.

    PPS - I wasn't sure which forum/subforum to stick this in, so I decided General Discussion couldn't hurt.
     
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  3. Jun 6, 2007 #2

    Astronuc

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    I believe it belongs in Social Sciences (Econ....)
    https://www.physicsforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=85

    Start with - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macroeconomics - but find more official (or academic) sources.

    Look here for AP Econ course description
    http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/sub_maceco.html
    download pdf which may have description or syllabus

    http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/ex_pmac.html

    Maybe something useful here
    http://www.worldbank.org/html/dec/Publications/Workpapers/macroecon.html

    Perhaps the best is to download from MIT's Open Course Ware
    http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Economics/index.htm

    http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Economics/14-02Fall-2004/DownloadthisCourse/index.htm
     
  4. Jun 6, 2007 #3

    siddharth

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    For an introductoy economics course, I found Greg Mankiw's book, "Principles of Economics" very nice.
     
  5. Jun 6, 2007 #4

    Gokul43201

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    Economics, by Samuelson
     
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  7. Jun 7, 2007 #6
    On Amazon.Com, someone recommended both of those books as well, by Samuelson and Mankiw, so I am fairly sure I will go with one of those, but tommorow I will ask the econ. teacher at my school, because she will defintely know.

    Thanks very much to all those who responded!!!
     
  8. Jun 7, 2007 #7
    Heh reminds me of a video by a Yoram Bauman

     
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