mac·​ro·​eco·​nom·​ics ˈma-krō-ˌe-kə-ˈnä-miks How to pronounce macroeconomics (audio)
plural in form but usually singular in construction
: a study of economics in terms of whole systems especially with reference to general levels of output and income and to the interrelations among sectors of the economy compare microeconomics
macroeconomic adjective

Examples of macroeconomics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But my hunt for a one-bedroom had felt arduous in a way that couldn’t be explained purely by macroeconomics. Curbed, 29 Apr. 2022 Michael Grömling, the head of macroeconomics at the German Economic Institute, told CNN that chronic shortages in the labor force, on top of a lack of investment in the manufacturing industry, spell disaster for the economy. Anna Cooban, CNN, 13 Jan. 2023 Due to the instability of the macroeconomics, VCs have been taking a more cautious approach to capital deployment, leading to higher dry powder. Marianne Lehnis, Forbes, 31 Dec. 2022 How did the great debates about the macroeconomics of inflation evolve? Martin Sullivan, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2022 If severe weather continues along with tough macroeconomics, U.S. farmers are faced with an even more uncertain 2023, at a time when many are already stretched. Kirk Maltais, WSJ, 26 Aug. 2022 The final major element of this new world has to do with macroeconomics. Paolo Confino, Fortune, 25 July 2022 Also, in good university economics programs these days, gaining a reasonable working knowledge of the banking system, and its potential vulnerabilities, is part of the standard macroeconomics curriculum. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, 11 Oct. 2022 In the light of macroeconomics, low code renders faster data transformation. Neeraj Sabharwal, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History


macro- + economics

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of macroeconomics was in 1945

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“Macroeconomics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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