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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Economics
macroeconomicsmac‧ro‧ec‧o‧nom‧ics /ˌmækrəʊekəˈnɒmɪks, -iːkə- $ -kroʊekəˈnɑː-, -iːkə-/ noun [uncountable]  PEthe study of large economic systems such as those of a whole country or area of the worldmicroeconomicsmacroeconomic adjective
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macroeconomicsIf macroeconomics concerns the big picture, it must also concern the biggest player, the government.As we shall see, this is an area which has been central to the most fundamental controversies in macroeconomics.Finally, we considered briefly the meaning of an equilibrium in macroeconomics.This is, after all, the most spectacular and controversial example of the radical implications of rational expectations in macroeconomics.The reaction of the mainstream in macroeconomics was to pursue a second, less extreme line of inquiry.It is the debate about the forces which determine this equilibrium which fundamentally separates the various schools of thought in macroeconomics.Nevertheless, the peremptory dismissal of the book which established the modern discipline of macroeconomics is disconcerting.Changes in the price level, however, have been central to the macroeconomics of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
From Longman Business Dictionarymacroeconomicsmac‧ro‧ec‧o‧nom‧ics /ˌmækrəʊekəˈnɒmɪks, -iːkə- -kroʊekəˈnɑː-, -iːkə-/ noun [uncountable]ECONOMICS the study of the economy of a whole area, for example a whole country or the whole of a particular industryThe influence of macroeconomics dominates the policy-making of a majority of the world’s governments. compare microeconomicsmacroeconomic adjective [only before a noun]macroeconomic analysismacroeconomist noun [countable]Most macroeconomists agree it is foolish to move rapidly between high and low rates of monetary growth.
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