The main aim of our new book, as reflected in its title, is to consider the
origins, development and current state of modern macroeconomics in a manner
appropriate for intermediate undergraduates taking courses in macroeconomics.
As such we have assumed that such students will already have a firm grasp
of basic economic principles and be familiar with introductory macroeconomic
theories and models as developed, for example, in textbooks such as those by
Abel and Bernanke (2001), Blanchard (2003), or Mankiw (2003). This book
should, however, also prove useful to students taking other undergraduate
economics courses, most notably in the history of economic thought, as well as
economic history. For......