A Fresh Start

  • Peter Dorman

Part of the Springer Texts in Business and Economics book series (STBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Peter Dorman
      Pages 21-46
  3. The Terrain of Macroeconomics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Peter Dorman
      Pages 49-72
    3. Peter Dorman
      Pages 73-88
    4. Peter Dorman
      Pages 119-138
  4. Macroeconomic Theories in Conflict

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Peter Dorman
      Pages 267-291
    3. Peter Dorman
      Pages 293-321
    4. Peter Dorman
      Pages 323-342
    5. Peter Dorman
      Pages 343-362
    6. Peter Dorman
      Pages 363-394
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 427-446

About this book


The world has changed dramatically in recent years and so has the field of economics, but many introductory economics textbooks have remained stuck in the past.  This book provides a new beginning for the study of macroeconomics, fundamentally international in its approach and emphasizing current debates and research trends. The first, mostly descriptive half of the book presents the main macroeconomic and financial patterns observed across the world, the institutions that govern national economies and the policy options available to decision-makers. In the second half,  different schools of thought in macroeconomics are introduced with an emphasis on their underlying assumptions, so that students can judge for themselves how well they apply in real-world situations.  
Throughout the book, the post-2007 financial crisis is a continuing focus and financial markets are fully integrated in the analysis. Policy debates are viewed in light of political economy considerations, both domestic and international. The book’s style focuses on in-depth explanations and supports teaching methodologies based on critical thinking and active learning, encouraging students to relate to current discussions, especially those taking place online.


Economics Introductory Macroeconomics

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Dorman
    • 1
  1. 1.The Evergreen State CollegeOlympiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-37440-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-37441-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-4333
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-4341
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Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking