“Greg Mankiw is very good for entry-level type textbooks, whether they’re called ‘introduction’ to macroeconomics or ‘intermediate’ macroeconomics. They all suit, more or less, an entry-level knowledge of economics. Some have more, some have less analytical detail. This one is probably the most general in terms of its title, it’s just called Macroeconomics and, in my opinion, it’s the one that can reach the widest audience. That’s why I chose this one. He’s a great writer. It’s a classic and generation after generation of economists have gone through it. You cannot list five books on economics for undergraduates and not include this book. It would be like listing the five top guitarists from the 1960s and not including Jimi Hendrix.” Read more...
The Best Macroeconomics Textbooks