macroeconomics

macroeconomics
Analysis of a country's economy as a whole. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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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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macroeconomics UK US /ˌmækrəʊˌIːkəˈnɒmɪks/ noun [U] ECONOMICS
the study of the financial and economic systems of a country or an industry: »

He currently teaches courses in macroeconomics.

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Their research activity concentrates on international macroeconomics.

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She's written a book on the macroeconomics of developing countries.

Compare MICROECONOMICS(Cf. ↑microeconomics)
See Note ECONOMICS(Cf. ↑economics)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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