Taking stock of emerging planet data and analysing policies during the global crisis, Earth Ecomics provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to basic macroecomic concepts, methods and principles, and their application to real world data. Written principally for students seeking an introduction to macroecomics, this book offers a completely new angle to policy, with a focus on the truly global level. Underpinned by empirical orientation of state-of-the-art data, it introduces earth ecomics as the study of the ecomy of our planet from the perspective of an autarkic system (a `closed ecomy'), focussing on policymaking that improves global rather than national welfare. Key features include: * A discourse on issues fundamental to the understanding of macroecomics. * An introduction to ecomists' tools and concepts. Non-ecomists will learn how to survive in a discussion with ecomists: where to ask questions, where to listen, where to skip and where to igre. * Presentation of extensive and wide-ranging data in a consistent and comprehensive framework. * In-depth treatment of key concepts including: aggregates, autarky, closed ecomies, current accounts, earth ecomics, data, macroecomics, microecomics, development and global public goods. * Provision of a thorough, working understanding of the subject matter via exercises set throughout the book, including: questions on the text, calculations, formulating arguments and preparation, analysis and interpretation of data and figures. See the companion website - www.earthecomics.info for updates and additional information.
Peter A.G. van Bergeijk, Professor of International Economics and Macroeconomics, international Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, The Hague, the Netherlands