International Macroeconomics for Business and Political Leaders explains the fundamentals of international macroeconomics in a very efficient and approachable text. It explores key macro concepts such as growth, unemployment, inflation, interest, and exchange rates. Crucially, it also examines how these markets are interconnected so that readers will fully understand why economic, political, and social shocks to nations, such as the United States, China, Germany, Japan, and Brazil, must be evaluated in the context of all three macroeconomic markets: goods and services, credit, and foreign exchange.

This book is as relevant and useful to individuals who have successfully taken and passed a Principles of Economics course, or more, as it is to those who have never taken any economics in high school or college but are motivated to understand the way international economies act and react. It uses an innovative approach to teach supply and demand principles, without using graphs, so as to be understandable and accessible to any interested reader or audience. This is not a theory-for-theory’s-sake textbook but a practice-oriented, common-sense approach to explaining international macroeconomics which quickly connects readers to real world events.

chapter 1|14 pages

Measures of economic health

chapter 3|9 pages

Goods and services market

chapter 4|4 pages

Fiscal policy

chapter 5|13 pages

Foreign exchange market

chapter 6|6 pages

Balance of payments

chapter 7|5 pages

An overview of financial markets

chapter 8|12 pages

Credit market

chapter 9|7 pages

Money, banking, and central banks

chapter 10|10 pages

Central bank tools and monetary policy

chapter 11|11 pages

Putting it all together

chapter 12|1 pages