Like me, did you forget everything from your college economics classes?
I love economics. The idea, the theory, the practice. Unfortunately, back when I was in college, I didn't pay the best attention in my Econ 1 course. Moss' "A ConciseGuide to Macro Economics" was a great refresher, bringing back a lot of the vague concepts I'd forgotten since graduated.
If you're an economist, an economics major, or anyone else with any sort of advanced economics knowledge, this book really isn't for you. This book is what it is, and that is a brief overview that can be used as a gateway to more advanced economic theories (in other books).
Moss writes in an easy-to-understand manner, perfect for taking a fairly dry subject matter and making it as enjoyable as your everyday casual reading.
This book is exactly what says it is: A conciseguide to macro economics about what "managers, executives and studentsneed to know". Nothing less, but, as a big advantage to other macro-intro books, nothing more either (i.e. no lenghty academic discussions or unreadable graphs). It includes some tables and a small number of graphs, but still it is much more enjoyable and readable than the macro economics textbook I studied in university. It covers most of the relevant stuff you need to know in order to make sense of the economics section in the paper: GDP, interest rates and inflation, the impact of expectations, plus some more, all in some 150 pages! Although I have a background in finance, my guess would be this is also a good introduction for the lay reader: Mr. Moss explains things very well. Definately a highly recommendable introduction!
"Now more than ever before, executives and managersneed to understand their larger economic context. In A ConciseGuide to Macroeconomics, David Moss leverages his many years of teaching experience at Harvard Business School to lay out important macroeconomic concepts in engaging, clear, and concise terms. In a simple and intuitive way, he breaks down the ideas into output, money, and expectations. In addition, Moss introduces powerful tools for interpreting the big-picture economic developments that shape events in the contemporary business arena. Detailed examples are also drawn from history to illuminate important concepts. This book is destined to become a staple in MBA courses as well as the go-to resource for executives and managers at all levels seeking to brush up on their knowledge of macroeconomic dynamics."