Macro book recommendations

Discussion in 'Educational Resources' started by makloda, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. I am looking to expand my library and one dry area is macroeconomy - both theory and application for the world of investment (I am not interesting in texts covering political or governmental issues, such as "capitalism vs. socialism" or "how to combat poverty" etc. etc.)

    So I am looking for macro books...

    a) that are business-school type introductory texts - ideally connecting macroeconomic theory and economic statistics with any trade-able instruments like forex, commodities, bonds etc. The less theoretic the better. I like graphs but I hate formulas although I have an Msc. in Engineering.


    b) focus on specific sub-disciplines such as Emerging Markets Macro


    c) are non-scientific books but have a macro background like House of Money or Alchemy of Finance

    Appreciate any recommendations.
  2. TOM134


  3. abruzzo9


  4. Thanks for the suggestions, I appreciate it. In addition to the above, here is a list of books I researched over the weekend. I can not recommend these yet since I do not own them yet. However, they just appear to match my criteria so far and I wanted to share the list with interested forum readers:

    (I am posting links to, you can easily find them at as well)

    Hands-on or introductory textbooks:
    "Macroeconomics" (N.Gregory Mankiw)

    "Schaum's Outline of Macroeconomics"

    "Bond and Money Markets: Strategy, Trading, Analysis"

    "Guide to Economic Indicators: Making Sense of Economics"

    "The Trader's Guide to Key Economic Indicators"

    "The Atlas of Economic Indicators: A Visual Guide to Market Forces and the Federal Reserve"

    "The Secrets of Economic Indicators: Hidden Clues to Future Economic Trends and Investment Opportunities"

    "Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science"

    Advanced or specific topics:
    "Quantitative Financial Economics: Stocks, Bonds and Foreign Exchange"

    "A History of Interest Rates"

    "Macroeconomics in Emerging Markets"
  5. TOM134


  6. abruzzo9


  7. mokwit


    Macroeconomic Essentials, Understanding Economics in the News. Kennedy.

    If you can reach the stage when you are geting correct answers to the exercises in the back you will then have a good grasp. They really check your understanding of how it all fits together.