Introduction to Macroeconomics

These pages contain material for Economics 20B, Introduction to Macroeconomics, at U.C. Irvine.

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Table of Contents

  1. Explaining Economic Growth. This chapter covers long-run economic growth.  A theory, based on the Solow Growth Model, is introduced in order to explain trends in economic standards of living, average incomes, and productivity across countries.
  2. Unemployment.  This chapter covers unemployment, with an emphasis on the "natural rate" of unemployment.

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