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Imbriani, Antonio Lopes Cesare
Macroeconomia
BookID 113278532
ISBN 8860084059
(see LibraryThing.com card)
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My review: 4/5In and by itself, this book manages to summarize in a readable but rigourous way (including for the mathematical averse) through an amazing range of subjects, including discussing both private and public policy, the ECB and its role, and various theories- not just in (macro,micro,whatever)economics, but also influences from other sources, e.g. philosophy.

As part of my knowledge update and refresh, thanks to the postponement of a project, I focused this week on Macroeconomics.

This book is useful if you follow my approach: search for ""macroeconomia"" within the books that I reviewed, and you will see that I am following the ""multiple exposures"" approach (nothing to do with cameras- it is an approach when you get repeatedly through the same subject but using different sources).

In my case, I had previous knowledge (actually, since the early 1980s- I went first through macroeconomics concept due to publication from what were then the European Communities, now EU, than through microeconomics in business- in the latter, I was exposed first from a banking/insurance perspective to the ""lifecycle"" model of Modigliani, in 1987).

I read few books before this, and will read few more over the next couple of weeks, but I added this one to my ""to buy"" list- also if for the time being, after reading it to ""fix and refresh"" it was certainly useful to connect-the-dots with few courses that, following the same concept, I followed online since 2009.

I think that, also if you are not interested professionally, a book such as this one could help in cutting through all the propaganda of economic conspiracy theorists that claim to convert each viewer of a video into a Monday morning economist.

Actually, before reading this book, if you cannot stomach reading few ""standard"" books on macroeconomics, I suggest that you have a look at the following (free) courses online: the MIT one is the more ""technical"" one, along with the one from Moscow, but probably both are survivable- and, anyway, all these courses make extensive use of visuals to ""fix"" concepts.

As the only negative point of this book is: there is plenty of material that could be easily converted into bullet lists, Excel spreadsheets for exploration, charts, etc- anything that could be delivered through a website, but it is up to you to complement this book.

Yale Game Theory Polak 2009
http://oyc.yale.edu/economics/econ-159

MIT Microeconomics 2011
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/economics/14-01sc-principles-of-microeconomics-fall-2011/

Yale Finance (2008 and 2011 editions) Fischer 2011 and 2013
http://oyc.yale.edu/economics/econ-252-08
http://oyc.yale.edu/economics/econ-252-11

Columbia Economic of Money and Banking 2014
https://class.coursera.org/money-002/auth/auth_redirector?type=login&subtype=normal
https://class.coursera.org/money2-002/auth/auth_redirector?type=login&subtype=normal

Moscow Public Economics 2014
https://class.coursera.org/publiceconom-001/auth/auth_redirector?type=login&subtype=normal

After reading this book, I would suggest to experiment with data from OECD, World Bank, IMF (e.g. I did few months ago an experiment with OECD data from ""Doing Business"" http://www.slideshare.net/robertolofaro/thinking-about-doing-business-2014-understan - OpenOffice or Excel are enough, albeit probably you will have better Infographic abilities than I do)"
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