Macroeconomics - Self-Study Resources

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Recommended Reading


General

Principles of Macroeconomics by David Colander, 9th edition, 2014.

The Economic of Money, Banking, and Financial Markets by Frederic Mishkin, 10th edition, 2013.

Macroeconomics by Abel, Bernanke, and Croushore, 7th edition, 2011.

Economic Tutorials at Investopedia . www.investopedia.com/university/all/economics/

 

Monetary Policy

Federal Reserve Bank page about monetary policy

www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy

See particularly “Credit and Liquidity Programs and the Balance Sheet” and “Policy Tools”

Dr. Econ, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, www.frbsf.org/education/publications/doctor-econ

 

National Income and Product Accounts

Concepts and Methods of the U.S. National Income and Product Accounts, Bureau of Economic Analysis, November 2011. www.bea.gov/national/pdf/nipachapters1-9.pdf

 

Inflation

Consumer Price Index, Frequently Asked Questions, Bureau of Labor Statistics,www.bls.gov/cpi/cpifaq.htm

CPI-Chained Index, Frequently Asked Questions, Bureau of Labor Statistics,www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisupqa.htm

Producer Price Index, Frequently Asked Questions, Bureau of Labor Statistics,www.bls.gov/ppi/ppifaq.htm

Employment Cost Trends, Frequently Asked Questions, Bureau of Labor Statistics,www.bls.gov/ncs/ect/#faq

Fact Sheet on Seasonal Adjustment in the CPI, Bureau of Labor Statistics,www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisaqanda.htm

 

Business Cycles

The NBER's Business Cycle Dating Procedure: Frequently Asked Questions

 www.nber.org/cycles/recessions_faq.html

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