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Best Macroeconomics Books Reviewed & Ranked

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Macroeconomics books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. Macroeconomics (2019)

Best Macroeconomics Books Reviewed & RankedThis groundbreaking new core textbook encourages students to take a more critical approach to the prevalent assumptions around the subject of macroeconomics, by comparing and contrasting heterodox and orthodox approaches to theory and policy. The first such textbook to develop a heterodox model from the ground up, it is based on the principles of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) as derived from the theories of Keynes, Kalecki, Veblen, Marx, and Minsky, amongst others. The internationally-respected author team offer appropriate fiscal and monetary policy…
Author(s): William Mitchell , L. Randall Wray, et al.

2. Macroeconomics (2017)

Best Macroeconomics Books Reviewed & RankedMcConnell/Brue/Flynn has long set the standard for providing high-quality content to instructors and students alike. Known for versatility, comprehensiveness, and persistent innovation, it has remained one of the most trusted and reliable choices for principles of economics courses. The 21st edition continues to benefit from author Sean Flynn’s influence with new discussion on strategic behavior, game theory, unconventional monetary policy and interest rate normalization. A robust set of content designed to facilitate classroom engagement through peer…
Author(s): Campbell R. McConnell , Stanley L. Brue, et al.

3. Macroeconomics (2017)

Best Macroeconomics Books Reviewed & RankedEnhance your comprehension of how economic concepts function today with the unique and impactful storytelling stye and digital resources from Macroeconomics….
Author(s): Paul Krugman, Robin Wells

4. Principles of Macroeconomics (2017)

Best Macroeconomics Books Reviewed & RankedNow you can master the principles of macroeconomics with the help of the most popular, widely-used economics textbook by students worldwide — Mankiw’s PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS, 8E. With its clear and engaging writing style, this book emphasizes only the material that will help you better understand the world in which you live, will make you a more astute participant in the economy, and will give you a better understanding of both the potential and limits of economic policy. The latest relevant examples bring macroeconomic principles to life. Acclaimed text author N. Gregory Mankiw explains, “I have tried to put myself in the position…
Author(s): N. Gregory Mankiw

5. Macroeconomics in Modules (2014)

Best Macroeconomics Books Reviewed & RankedAdapted by Paul Krugman and Robin Wells from their bestselling macroeconomics textbook, Macroeconomics in Modules is the only text for the principles of macroeconomics course organized in the supremely accessible, highly effective modular format. Instead of chapters of standard length, the book covers the fundamentals of macroeconomics in 49 brief (4-10 page) modules divided into 14 sections. Macroeconomics in Modules offers the best of what makes Krugman/Wells a classroom favorite (story-telling approach, engaging writing, fascinating examples and cases), in a format students and instructors…
Author(s): Paul Krugman, Robin Wells

6. Macroeconomics (2019)

Best Macroeconomics Books Reviewed & Rankedis specifically designed to help today’s students succeed in the principles of economics course and grasp economics concepts they can apply in their daily lives. Colander’s trademark colloquial approach focuses on modern economics, institutions, history, and modeling. Colander presents and applies economic models, but also encourages students to think about model nuances, building their critical thinking skills and applying models to the real world. Content in Colander is organized around learning objectives to make it easier for students to…
Author(s): David Colander

7. Macroeconomics: Principles, Problems, & Policies (2014)

Best Macroeconomics Books Reviewed & RankedNOTE: This book is a standalone book and will not include access code.McConnell/Brue/Flynn has long set the standard for providing high-quality content to instructors and students all over the world. It has remained the most widely used principles of economics product as a result of persistent innovation….
Author(s): Campbell R. McConnell , Stanley L. Brue , et al.

8. Applied Financial Macroeconomics and Investment Strategy: A Practitioner’s Guide to Tactical Asset Allocation (Global Financial Markets) (2015)

Best Macroeconomics Books Reviewed & RankedThe absolute and relative performance of various asset classes is systematically related to macroeconomic trends. In this new book, Robert McGee provides a thorough guide to each stage of the business cycle and analyzes the investment implications using real-world examples linking economic dynamics to investment results….
Author(s): Robert T. McGee

9. Principles of Macroeconomics (12th Edition) (2016)

Best Macroeconomics Books Reviewed & RankedFor the one-semester course in Principles of Macroeconomics.   Reviewers tell us that Case/Fair/Oster is one of the all-time bestselling Principles of Economics texts because they trust it to be clear, thorough, and complete. Readers of come away with a basic understanding of how market economies function, an appreciation for the things they do well, and a sense of things they do poorly. With the latest research and added exercises, readers begin to learn the art and science of economic thinking and start to look at some policy and even personal decisions in a…
Author(s): Karl E. Case, Ray C. Fair, et al.

10. Barron’s AP Microeconomics/Macroeconomics with Online Tests (2018)

Best Macroeconomics Books Reviewed & RankedThis in-depth preparation for both AP Economics exams provides a detailed review of all test topics, including: supply and demand, theory of consumer choice, market structures, labor resources, monopsony, national income and gross domestic product, inflation and unemployment, monetary policy, economic growth, international trade and exchange, interest rate determination, and much more. The book includes two full-length practice tests (one in Microeconomics and one in Macroeconomics) with all test questions answered and explained. Students who purchase this book will also get access to two additional full-length online…
Author(s): Musgrave Ph.D., Frank, Kacapyr Ph.D., Elia, et al.

11. Principles of Macroeconomics (Second Edition) (2017)

Best Macroeconomics Books Reviewed & RankedMateer and Coppock’s approach teaches economic decision-making with applications that students will remember. Mateer and Coppock, leading researchers in Economics teaching who have consistently taught Principles over a combined forty-plus years, brought their innovative teaching experiences to this blockbuster text. They put economics into context by making it relatable through carefully crafted real-world examples, a problem-solving pedagogy that emphasizes economic decision-making, and a voice that speaks directly to students….
Author(s): Lee Coppock, Dirk Mateer

12. Macroeconomics for Professionals: A Guide for Analysts and Those Who Need to Understand Them (2019)

Best Macroeconomics Books Reviewed & RankedUnderstanding macroeconomic developments and policies in the twenty-first century is daunting: policy-makers face the combined challenges of supporting economic activity and employment, keeping inflation low and risks of financial crises at bay, and navigating the ever-tighter linkages of globalization. Many professionals face demands to evaluate the implications of developments and policies for their business, financial, or public policy decisions. Macroeconomics for Professionals provides a concise, rigorous, yet intuitive framework for assessing a country’s macroeconomic…
Author(s): Leslie Lipschitz, Susan Schadler

Best Macroeconomics Books Reviewed & Ranked

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some macroeconomics books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Macroeconomics for Professionals: A Guide for Analysts and Those Who Need to Understand Them

Author(s): Leslie Lipschitz; Susan Schadler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2324510

Keynesian Macroeconomics Beyond the IS-LM Model

Author(s): Chandana Ghosh, Ambar Nath Ghosh
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2411498

The Macroeconomics of Corruption: Governance and Growth

Author(s): Maksym Ivanyna,Alex Mourmouras,Peter Rangazas
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2179687

Alternative Approaches in Macroeconomics: Essays in Honour of John McCombie

Author(s): Philip Arestis (eds.)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2018, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2203871

The Other Half of Macroeconomics and the Fate of Globalization

Author(s): Richard C. Koo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Year: 2018, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2227055

Macroeconomics in Context: A European Perspective

Author(s): Sebastian Dullien, Neva Goodwin, Jonathan M. Harris, Julie A. Nelson, Brian Roach, Mariano Torras
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2018, Size: 14 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2240971

International Macroeconomics in the Wake of the Global Financial Crisis

Author(s): Laurent Ferrara, Ignacio Hernando, Daniela Marconi
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2251410

Intermediate Macroeconomics

Author(s): Eric Sims, Julio Garin, Robert Lester
Publisher: Eric Sims, Year: 2018, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2260692

Critique of the New Consensus Macroeconomics and Implications for India

Author(s): Dilip M. Nachane
Publisher: Springer, Year: 2018, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2288830

Macroeconomics

Author(s): Williamson, Stephen D
Publisher: Pearson, Year: 2018, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2358921

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly record-breakers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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