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This page contains links to the articles and links pages hosted on Economics at About.com. Most of the major topics in macroeconomics have at least one article associated with them, but this is a work in progress and more will be added every month. Most of the articles come from questions from readers, so if you would like to ask a question about macroeconomics, please use the feedback form.

Be sure to also visit the Economics Glossary if you're looking for definitions, and Economics From A-to-Z for resources on other topics.

The pages Macroeconomics Tips and Tricks and Macroeconomics Resources contain many links to other pages which contain macroeconomics information, so if what you're looking for is not here, I'd suggest trying there. Term paper tips and topics can be found at Economics Term Paper Help. If you need practice economics questions, Test Yourself Macroeconomics (offsite) is the site to visit. Now to the resources!

Business Cycles - Macroeconomics

Beginner's Guide to Economic Indicators and the Business Cycle
Business Cycle Links

Economic Data - Macroeconomics

Quarterly Economic Data
Import and Exports Data

Economic Growth - Macroeconomics

The Effect of Income Taxes on Economic Growth

Economic Indicators - Macroeconomics

Beginner's Guide to Economic Indicators

Exchange Rates - Macroeconomics

A Beginner's Guide to Exchange Rates
Exchange Rates: What to Use as the Base?
The Canadian Exchange Rate

Financial Markets - Macroeconomics

How Markets Use Information to Set Prices
Stock Market Resource Center
Insider Trading: What Did Martha Do?
Interpreting The Price/Earnings Ratio
Do Changes in Stock Prices Cause Recessions?
What Does The Value of the Dow Jones Represent?
What is Arbitrage?
When Stock Prices Go Down, Where Does the Money Go?
Banking in India
Finance Links
Stock Market Links

Fiscal Policy

The Logic of Collective Action

Inflation and Deflation

Cost-Push Inflation vs. Demand-Pull Inflation
Deflation Resource Center
Why Don't Prices Decline During A Recession?
What is Deflation and How Can It Be Prevented?
Why Not Just Print More Money?
Inflation Links

Interest Rates

The Dividend Tax Cut and Interest Rates
Interest Rate Links

Monetary Policy

Expansionary Monetary Policy vs. Contractionary Monetary Policy
Why Not Just Print More Money?
Federal Reserve Links

Money

Money Resource Center
What Was The Gold Standard?
Canadian Dollar Resource Center
What Is The Demand For Money?
How Much Is The Per-Capita Money Supply?
Why Does Money Have Value?
Are Credit Cards a Form of Money?
What is Arbitrage?
When Stock Prices Go Down, Where Does the Money Go?
Why Not Just Print More Money?
Money Links

Natural Resources

We Will Never Run Out of Oil
Softwood Lumber Dispute Resource Center

Nominal and Real Variables

The Difference Between Nominal and Real

Recessions and Depressions

Why Don't Prices Decline During A Recession?
Are Recessions Good For The Economy?
Do Changes in Stock Prices Cause Recessions?
The Difference Between a Recession and a Depression

Short Run vs. Long Run

The Difference Between Short and Long Run

Tariffs and Trade

The Economic Effect of Tariffs
Does Freer Trade Lead To Lower Environmental Standards?
Softwood Lumber Dispute Resource Center
Import and Exports Data
Why Are Tariffs Preferable to Quotas?

Taxes

Fair Tax Resource Center
The Effect of Income Taxes on Economic Growth
The Dividend Tax Cut and Interest Rates
Tax Policy Links
Why Are Tariffs Preferable to Quotas?
The Economic Effect of Tariffs

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