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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


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    I believe it belongs in Social Sciences (Econ....)

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

    Look here for AP Econ course description
    download pdf which may have description or syllabus


    Maybe something useful here

    Perhaps the best is to download from MIT's Open Course Ware

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    For an introductoy economics course, I found Greg Mankiw's book, "Principles of Economics" very nice.
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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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