mac·​ro·​eco·​nom·​ics | \ ˈma-krō-ˌe-kə-ˈnä-miks How to pronounce macroeconomics (audio) , -ˌē-kə- \

Definition of macroeconomics

: 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

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macroeconomic \ ˈma-​krō-​ˌe-​kə-​ˈnä-​mik How to pronounce macroeconomics (audio) , -​ˌē-​kə-​ \ adjective

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Recent Examples on the Web The field of macroeconomics has come under heat recently thanks to what some see as a disconnect between macro models and reality. Daniel Tenreiro, National Review, "What Are Economists Good For?," 23 Feb. 2021 Economist Ian Shepherdson of Pantheon macroeconomics predicts the Fed will begin tapering its bond purchases during the first half of next year. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, "Powell says economy is "a long way" from Fed's goals and central bank has no plans to raise interest rates or reduce bond purchases," 23 Feb. 2021 John Cochrane is an economist, specializing in financial economics and macroeconomics. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "Dow 30,000, Yellen 2021 (Warnings Apply)," 24 Nov. 2020 Carsten Brzeski, global head of macroeconomics at ING Bank, said in a note to clients. Jack Ewing, New York Times, "Europe Risks a New Economic Downturn as Lockdowns Return," 30 Oct. 2020 His research interests were unusually broad, covering competition, international macroeconomics, tax and productivity. The Economist, "A lost asset Emmanuel Farhi has died at the age of 41," 30 July 2020 For example, macroeconomics ENCM 151 at Lorain County Community College is equivalent to ECON2030 at Bowling Green State University. Rich Exner, cleveland, "Taking college classes online this fall? Here’s how students can save a lot of money – That’s Rich!," 2 July 2020 His research interests include international finance, emerging markets, international economic policy, globalization & trade, and macroeconomics. Fanta Traore, Fortune, "19 Black economists to celebrate and know, this Juneteenth and beyond," 19 June 2020 Though its approach to geopolitics is adventurous, its approach to macroeconomics is deeply conservative. The Economist, "Putin’s fiscal fortressRussia’s credit rating rises; Brazil’s falls," 1 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of macroeconomics

1945, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for macroeconomics

macro- + economics

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2 Mar 2021

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“Macroeconomics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of macroeconomics

: the study of the large economic systems of a country or region

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