Definitions for macroeconomicsˌmæk roʊˌɛk əˈnɒm ɪks, -ˌi kə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mac•ro•ec•o•nom•ics*ˌmæk roʊˌɛk əˈnɒm ɪks, -ˌi kə-(n.)

  1. the branch of economics dealing with the broad and general aspects of an economy, as the relationship between the income and investments of a country as a whole.

    Category: Business

    Ref: Compare microeconomics.

* (used with a sing. v.).

Origin of macroeconomics:

1945–50

mac`ro•e•con′o•mist-ɪˈkɒn ə mɪst(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. macroeconomics(noun)

    the branch of economics that studies the overall working of a national economy

Wiktionary

  1. macroeconomics(Noun)

    The study of the entire economy in terms of the total amount of goods and services produced, total income earned, the level of employment of productive resources, and the general behavior of prices.

Freebase

  1. Macroeconomics

    Macroeconomics is a branch of economics dealing with the performance, structure, behavior, and decision-making of an economy as a whole, rather than individual markets. This includes national, regional, and global economies. With microeconomics, macroeconomics is one of the two most general fields in economics. Macroeconomists study aggregated indicators such as GDP, unemployment rates, and price indices to understand how the whole economy functions. Macroeconomists develop models that explain the relationship between such factors as national income, output, consumption, unemployment, inflation, savings, investment, international trade and international finance. In contrast, microeconomics is primarily focused on the actions of individual agents, such as firms and consumers, and how their behavior determines prices and quantities in specific markets. While macroeconomics is a broad field of study, there are two areas of research that are emblematic of the discipline: the attempt to understand the causes and consequences of short-run fluctuations in national income, and the attempt to understand the determinants of long-run economic growth. Macroeconomic models and their forecasts are used by both governments and large corporations to assist in the development and evaluation of economic policy and business strategy.

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