Before going to Groningen, I held full-time academic positions at the University of Amsterdam , Erasmus University , Monash University Australia, , and the University of Tasmania Australia, Research My research focuses on what I consider to be policy-relevant theoretical macroeconomics. Topics include: ageing and macroeconomic performance, annuitization and the macro-economy, and environmental macroeconomics. I am a Senior Researcher of Netspar, a network dedicated to the study of ageing and pension issues. I joined the editorial board of De Economist in January Founded in , De Economist is one of the oldest surviving professional economics journal in the world.
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Author Information Ben J. Heijdra received his education in the Netherlands and in Canada. Before joining the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen in the Spring of he held academic positions at various universities in Australia and the Netherlands. His research focuses on policy-relevant theoretical macroeconomics.
Topics include ageing and macroeconomic performance, annuitization and the macro-economy, and environmental macroeconomics. He has been on the editorial board of De Economist since January Foundations of Modern Macroeconomics Ben J. Heijdra Reviews and Awards "Review from previous edition This book will be an extremely valuable addition to the reading list for core graduate macroeconomics courses.
It provides a fair and balanced account of the different schools of macroeconomic thought and the current state of the discipline. A large number of topics are treated; the sections which cover technical material are particularly praiseworthy. The authors convey a sense of enthusiasm about the subject and show that macroeconomics can, indeed, be exciting" - Professor John Fender, University of Birmingham "This is a good addition to the textbook market.
The coverage of topics is comprehensive and it takes students from an intermediate to graduate level with commendable ease" - Shaun Hargreaves Heap, University of East Anglia "A remarkably clear and coherent presentation of nearly all the analytical and conceptual tools one needs to be a good macroeconomist, from the short run to the long run, from simple to more complex models, from the closed to the open economy.
An impressive tour de force. Both neoclassical and New Keynesian theories are presented in a consistent framework. Graduate students as well as advanced undergraduate students will find it an invaluable source of information.
D training. It takes the student by the hand to lift them out of IS-LM and introduce them gently to the tools used in todays macroeconomic research.
Foundations of Modern Macroeconomics