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

Other Words from macroeconomics

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

Examples of macroeconomics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The university lists her expertise as being in macroeconomics, development, innovation, economic history and international finance. Monica Dunn, ABC News, 10 May 2022 For anyone interested in Russian macroeconomics, its energy business, and the global pressures of a post-fossil fuels world, the Mirtchev book is a must-read and a go-to volume to have handy on the office bookshelf. Kenneth Rapoza, Forbes, 4 May 2022 Inflation is both the result of total spending running ahead of the economy’s capacity to supply goods and services (macroeconomics), and idiosyncratic behavior in one industry or another (microeconomics). Greg Ip, WSJ, 12 Jan. 2022 Even before the war, more than half of the world’s poorest countries were in debt distress or close to it, said Marcello Estevão, the World Bank’s global director for macroeconomics, trade, and investments. Nate Dicamillo, Quartz, 5 Apr. 2022 Of course, the crypto markets are not just driven by macroeconomics. Declan Harty, Fortune, 17 Mar. 2022 The investment team at Gramercy Funds Management LLC held an extraordinary meeting Saturday, Feb. 26, to discuss the impact of the invasion on macroeconomics and the firm’s portfolio. Matt Wirz, WSJ, 6 Mar. 2022 But humility is a two-way street in macroeconomics. Dominic Pino, National Review, 17 Feb. 2022 Some Republicans suggested at the hearing that Dr. Cook lacked sufficient experience in macroeconomics and monetary policy. Andrew Ackerman, WSJ, 3 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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13 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Macroeconomics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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