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Why should an mba student study macroeconomics
Why should an MBA student, study Macroeconomics ?

Because you need to understand the national and international economic environment that you are functioning in. You need to know:




Why should an mba student study macroeconomics3
Why should an MBA student, study Macroeconomics ?

  • your suppliers

  • customers

  • competitors


Why should an mba student study macroeconomics4
Why should an MBA student, study Macroeconomics ?

  • your suppliers

  • customers

  • competitors

  • legal system


Why should an mba student study macroeconomics5
Why should an MBA student, study Macroeconomics ?

  • your suppliers

  • customers

  • competitors

  • legal system

  • regulations


Why should an mba student study macroeconomics6
Why should an MBA student, study Macroeconomics ?

  • your suppliers

  • customers

  • competitors

  • legal system

  • regulations

  • how to interpret economic decisions made by the:


Why should an mba student study macroeconomics7
Why should an MBA student, study Macroeconomics ?

  • your suppliers

  • customers

  • competitors

  • legal system

  • regulations

  • how to interpret economic decisions made by the:

    • congress,


Why should an mba student study macroeconomics8
Why should an MBA student, study Macroeconomics ?

  • your suppliers

  • customers

  • competitors

  • legal system

  • regulations

  • how to interpret economic decisions made by the:

    • congress,

    • the president, and


Why should an mba student study macroeconomics9
Why should an MBA student, study Macroeconomics ?

  • your suppliers

  • customers

  • competitors

  • legal system

  • regulations

  • how to interpret economic decisions made by the:

    • congress,

    • the president, and

    • the Federal reserve system


Why should an mba student study macroeconomics10
Why should an MBA student, study Macroeconomics ?

  • your suppliers

  • customers

  • competitors

  • legal system

  • regulations

  • how to interpret economic decisions made by the:

    • congress,

    • the president, and

    • the Federal reserve system


Why should an mba student study macroeconomics11
Why should an MBA student, study Macroeconomics ?

  • your suppliers

  • customers

  • competitors

  • legal system

  • regulations

  • interpret economic decisions made by the:

    • congress,

    • the president, and

    • the Federal reserve system

  • the overall health of the economy.


What is macroeconomics
What is macroeconomics ?

macroeconomics is the study of the economy as a whole.


What is macroeconomics1
What is macroeconomics ?

macroeconomics is the study of the economy as a whole. It is the study of


What is macroeconomics2
What is macroeconomics ?

macroeconomics is the study of the economy as a whole. It is the study of

  • total output


What is macroeconomics3
What is macroeconomics ?

macroeconomics is the study of the economy as a whole. It is the study of

  • total output

  • growth rate of the GDP


What is macroeconomics4
What is macroeconomics ?

macroeconomics is the study of the economy as a whole. It is the study of

  • total output

  • growth rate of the GDP

  • inflation rate


What is macroeconomics5
What is macroeconomics ?

macroeconomics is the study of the economy as a whole. It is the study of

  • total output

  • growth rate of the GDP

  • inflation rate

  • unemployment rate


What is macroeconomics6
What is macroeconomics ?

macroeconomics is the study of the economy as a whole. It is the study of

  • total output

  • growth rate of the GDP

  • inflation rate

  • unemployment rate

  • foreign sector


What is macroeconomics7
What is macroeconomics ?

macroeconomics is the study of the economy as a whole. It is the study of

  • total output

  • growth rate of the GDP

  • inflation rate

  • unemployment rate

  • foreign sector

  • exchange rate


Distinguishing features of macroeconomics
Distinguishing Features of Macroeconomics ?

  • Data is aggregated to see the big picture rather than small economic units


Distinguishing features of macroeconomics1
Distinguishing Features of Macroeconomics ?

  • Data is aggregated to see the big picture rather than small economic units

  • Role of money is of critical importance to understanding macroeconomics


Macroeconomic facts the us
Macroeconomic Facts: The US

1-- Output and employment have been steadily increasing throughout the history


Macroeconomic facts the us1
Macroeconomic Facts: The US

2-- Unemployment Rate [The ratio of those who are unemployed and are interested in and are looking for gainful employment but do not have jobs to total labor force] varies for year to year. We are interested in learning:


Macroeconomic facts the us2
Macroeconomic Facts: The US

2-- Unemployment Rate [The ratio of those who are interested in gainful employment but do not have jobs to total labor force] varies for year to year. We are interested in leaning:

  • what determines the long run output and employment


Macroeconomic facts the us3
Macroeconomic Facts: The US

  • Unemployment Rate [The ratio of those who are interested in gainful employment but do not have jobs to total labor force] varies for year to year. We are interested in leaning:

    • what determines the long run output and employment

    • what causes year to year fluctuations in unemployment rates


Macroeconomic facts the us4
Macroeconomic Facts: The US

3-- Money growth and Inflation seems to be very closely move together, most of the time.


Macroeconomic facts the us5
Macroeconomic Facts: The US

4-- Balance of Trade [the difference between exports and imports] has been negative and rising. Does this mean that the rest of the world is more competitive or it has something to do with the US government budget deficits? More discussion in chapter 5.


Macroeconomic facts the us6
Macroeconomic Facts: The US

5-- Exchange Rates [value of one currency in terms of another] have been widely fluctuating. But an index of all exchange rates show


Macroeconomic facts the us7
Macroeconomic Facts: The US

5-- Exchange Rates [value of one currency in terms of another] have been widely fluctuating. But an index of all exchange rates show

  • a sharp rise in the first half of 1980s followed


Macroeconomic facts the us8
Macroeconomic Facts: The US

5-- Exchange Rates [value of one currency in terms of another] have been widely fluctuating. But an index of all exchange rates show

  • a sharp rise in the first half of 1980s followed

  • a sharp reversal in the rest of the period until


Macroeconomic facts the us9
Macroeconomic Facts: The US

5-- Exchange Rates [value of one currency in terms of another] have been widely fluctuating. But an index of all exchange rates show

  • a sharp rise in the first half of 1980s followed

  • a sharp reversal in the rest of the period until

  • a rise in the mid 1990s again.


Key economic issues
Key Economic Issues

1-- What factors influence long term growth


Key economic issues1
Key Economic Issues

1-- What factors influence long term growth

2-- Why output and employment deviate from the long term trend


Key economic issues2
Key Economic Issues

1-- What factors influence long term growth

2-- Why output and employment deviate from the long term trend

3-- Role of money in affecting output, prices, and employment


Key economic issues3
Key Economic Issues

1-- What factors influence long term growth

2-- Why output and employment deviate from the long term trend

3-- Role of money in affecting output, prices, and employment

4-- What are proper role of macro policy


Key economic issues4
Key Economic Issues

1-- What factors influence long term growth

2-- Why output and employment deviate from the long term trend

3-- Role of money in affecting output, prices, and employment

4-- What are proper role of macro policy

5-- The two way relationship between interdependence (Globalization), trade and exchange rates


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