Macroeconomics Glossary

J. Bradford DeLong

This is an online version of the draft glossary for my Irwin-McGraw-Hill macroeconomics textbook, called (surprisingly) Macroeconomics. The hope is to make this webpage serve many more functions than those a glossary is uesually called on to serve. Glossaries usually just tell you what a word means. However, most people looking up terms want to know more: they want to know where the concept labeled by the word fits into the overall intellectual structure of the discipline, they want to know why the concept is important, and they want to know how to use the concept.

In short, to be truly useful this needes to become much more than a conventional glossary. It is my hope that this page will over time grow into something that is much more like an online quick-reference macroeconomics micro-encyclopedia...

The Glossary:


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