Macroeconomics: A European Perspective – Blanchard, Amighini & Giavazzi – 1st Edition

Macroeconomics: A European Perspective will give a fuller understanding of the subject and has been fully updated to provide broad coverage of the ongoing economic turmoil in Europe. It’s unified view of macroeconomics helps to make the connections between the short, medium, and long run.

INTRODUCTION

Chapter 1. A tour of the world
1.1 Europe and the euro 3
1.2 The economic outlook in the USA 6
1.3 The largest emerging economies 10
1.4 Looking ahead 11

Chapter 2. A tour of the
2.1 Aggregate output 16
2.2 Other major variables 21
2.3 Output, unemployment and the inflation rate, Okun’s law and the Philips curve 27
2.4 The short run, the medium run and the long run 29
2.5 A tour of the book 30

THE SHORT RUN

Chapter 3. The goods market
3.1 The composition of GDP 43
3.2 The demand for goods 44
3.3 The determination of output 47
3.4 Investment equals saving: an alternative way of thinking about the goods–market equilibrium 54
3.5 Is the government omnipotent? A warning 57

Chapter 4. Financial markets
4.1 The demand for money 62
4.2 Determining the interest rate: part 1 66
4.3 Determining the interest rate: part 2 70
4.4 Two alternative ways of looking at the equilibrium 76

Chapter 5. Goods and financial markets: the IS–LM model
5.1 The goods market and the IS relation 83
5.2 Financial markets and the LM relation 87
5.3 Putting the IS and the LM relations together 90
5.4 Using a policy mix 95
5.5 IS–LM and the liquidity trap 96
5.6 How does the IS–LM model fit the facts? 99

Chapter 6. The IS–LM model in an open
6.1 Openness in goods markets 109
6.2 Openness in financial markets 116
6.3 The IS relation in an open economy 122
6.4 The LM relation in an open economy 128
6.5 Putting goods and financial markets together in an open economy 131

Chapter 7. Output, the interest rate and the exchange rate
7.1 Increases in demand, domestic or foreign 137
7.2 Depreciation, the trade balance and output 143
7.3 Looking at dynamics: the J-curve 145
7.4 Saving, investment and the trade balance 147
7.5 The effects of policy in an open economy 151
7.6 Fixed exchange rates 152

THE MEDIUM RUN

Chapter 8. The labour market
8.1 A tour of the labour market 165
8.2 Wage determination 170
8.3 Price determination 177
8.4 The natural rate of unemployment 178
8.5 Where we go from here 182

Chapter 9. Putting all markets together: the AS–AD model
9.1 Aggregate supply 190
9.2 Aggregate demand 192
9.3 Equilibrium in the short run and in the medium run 194
9.4 The effects of a monetary expansion 197
9.5 A decrease in the budget deficit 200
9.6 An increase in the price of oil 204
9.7 Conclusions 210

Chapter 10. The Phillips curve, the natural rate of unemployment and inflation
10.1 Inflation, expected inflation and unemployment 216
10.2 The Phillips curve 217
10.3 The Phillips curve and the natural rate of unemployment in Europe 224

Chapter 11. Inflation, money growth and the real rate of interest
11.1 Output, unemployment and inflation 237
11.2 Nominal versus real interest rates 241
11.3 Nominal and real interest rates and the IS–LM model 244
11.4 The effects of money growth 245
11.5 Money growth, inflation and nominal and real interest rates 252
11.6 Disinflation 254

Chapter 12. The medium run in an open economy
12.1 The medium run 265
12.2 Exchange rate crises under fixed exchange rates 270
12.3 Exchange rate movements under flexible exchange rates 274
12.4 Choosing between exchange rate regimes 277

THE LONG RUN

Chapter 13. The facts of growth
13.1 Measuring the standard of living 287
13.2 Growth in rich countries since 1950 290
13.3 A broader look across time and space 293
13.4 Thinking about growth: a primer 296

Chapter 14. Saving, capital accumulation and output
14.1 Interactions between output and capital 305
14.2 The implications of alternative saving rates 308
14.3 Getting a sense of magnitudes 317
14.4 Physical versus human capital 320

Chapter 15. Technological progress and growth
15.1 Technological progress and the rate of growth 328
15.2 The determinants of technological progress 334
15.3 The facts of growth revisited 337

EXPECTATIONS

Chapter 16. Financial markets and expectations
16.1 Expected present discounted values 353
16.2 Bond prices and bond yields 359
16.3 The stock market and movements in stock prices 367
16.4 Risk, bubbles, fads and asset prices 374

Chapter 17. Expectations, consumption and investment
17.1 Consumption theory and the role of expectations 383
17.2 Toward a more realistic description 387
17.3 Investment 391
17.4 The volatility of consumption and investment 398

Chapter 18. Expectations, output and policy
18.1 Expectations and decisions: taking stock 406
18.2 Monetary policy, expectations and output 409
18.3 Deficit reduction, expectations and output 415

EUROPE: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Chapter 19. The euro at fourteen: was it a good idea and why is it in trouble?
19.1 The monetary history of Europe from post-war to the present day 425
19.2 Is Europe an optimal currency area? 431
19.3 The European of central banks: structure and objectives 434
19.4 The thirteen years of the euro (1999–2011) 439
19.5 Should the outs join? 443

Chapter 20. The crisis
20.1 From a housing problem to a financial crisis 449
20.2 The use and of policy 454
20.3 The slow recovery 464

Chapter 21. High debt
21.1 The government’s budget constraint 472
21.2 The evolution of the debt-to-GDP ratio 476
21.3 The return from a high debt 486

SHOULD POLICY MAKERS BE RESTRAINED?

Chapter 22. Policy and policy makers: what do we know?
22.1 Uncertainty and policy 495
22.2 Expectations and policy 498
22.3 Politics and policy 503

Chapter 23. Monetary and fiscal policy rules and constraints
23.1 The optimal inflation rate 510
23.2 Monetary policy rules 514
23.3 Fiscal policy rules and constraints 523

EPILOGUE
Chapter 24. The story of macroeconomics
24.1 Keynes and the Great Depression 541
24.2 The neoclassical synthesis 541
24.3 The rational expectations critique 544
24.4 Recent developments up to the crisis 547
24.5 First lessons from the crisis 550

Appendix 1 A maths refresher 554
Appendix 2 An introduction to econometrics 559
Glossary 564
Symbols used in this book 575
Index 577

Title: Macroeconomics: A European Perspective
Author: Olivier Blanchard / Alessia Amighini/ Francesco Giavazzi
Edition: 1st Edition
ISBN: 027377168X | 978-0273771685
Type: eBook
Language: English
Economy
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