I am convinced that this is a brilliant book on advanced macroeconomics (well, perhaps "lower advanced" or "introductory advanced") for those of us who did not graduate from MIT et al. Very well written and up to the point. One of the reviewers says that it is too long - well, that is the classical trade-off: you either have a brief book or one with detailed explanations of the logic behind the models. Personally I vote for the second option which is especially useful when you use the book for self-study rather than to support your university classes.
The book is indeed very good at closing the gap between intermediate and advanced macro courses - thus it reaches exactly the goal the authors declare in the preface to the book.
The only bad thing that I can say about the book is that its binding is of extremely low quality. My copy is very close to becoming two thinner ones (and I have only read less than a quarter of the text so far), and I guess it is not long before pages start explicitly falling out from the book. I hope the publisher will take note and will do a better job when preparing the next edition. For the owners of the 2nd edition, a visit to the bookbinders soon after receiving the book may be a natural choice.
- Paperback: 864 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Europe, Middle East & Africa; 2 edition (16 April 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0077117867
- ISBN-13: 978-0077117863
- Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 4.3 x 25.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 1.7 Kg
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