Eight Reasons Why Real Versus Nominal Interest Rates is the Most Important Concept in Macroeconomic Principles Courses
AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to argue that the distinction between real and nominal interest rates is the most important concept taught in macroeconomics principle courses. By "important" I mean "useful for interpreting and evaluating media reporting of the macroeconomy". This presumes that a major goal of our macroeconomics principles course is to produce students capable of understanding macroeconomics encountered in the media.
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Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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- Peter E. Kennedy, 2000. "Eight Reasons Why Real versus Nominal Interest Rates Is the Most Important Concept in Macroeconomics Principles Courses," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 90(2), pages 81-84, May.
- E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects
- A00 - General Economics and Teaching - - General - - - General
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- Peter Kennedy, 2000. "Macroeconomic Essentials, 2nd Edition: Understanding Economics in the News," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262611503, December.
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- Janet T. Knoedler & Daniel A. Underwood, 2004. "La enseñanza de los Principios de Economía: propuesta para un enfoque multiparadigmático," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 6(11), pages 39-72, July-Dece.
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