macroeconomist

macroeconomist
macroeconomics mac‧ro‧ec‧o‧nom‧ics [ˌmækrəʊekəˈnɒmɪks,-iːkə- ǁ -kroʊekəˈnɑː-,-iːkə-] noun [uncountable] ECONOMICS
the study of the economy of a whole area, for example a whole country or the whole of a particular industry:

• The influence of macroeconomics dominates the policy-making of a majority of the world's governments.

— compare microeconomics
— macroeconomic adjective [only before a noun] :

• macroeconomic analysis

— macroeconomist noun [countable] :

• Most macroeconomists agree it is foolish to move rapidly between high and low rates of monetary growth.

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macroeconomist UK US /ˌmækrəʊɪˈkɒnəmɪst/ noun [C] ECONOMICS
someone who studies the financial and economic systems of a country or an industry: »

He started his career as a macroeconomist studying inflation and economic growth.

Compare MICROECONOMIST(Cf. ↑microeconomist)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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