Eight Reasons Why Real Versus Nominal Interest Rates is the Most Important Concept in Macroeconomic Principles Courses
The 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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- Peter Kennedy, 2000. "Macroeconomic Essentials, 2nd Edition: Understanding Economics in the News," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262611503, March.
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