This volume began as a note on macroeconomics for my students, and I am deeply indebted to them and to my colleagues in the Business, Government, and the International Economy (BGIE) unit at Harvard Business School for encouraging me to turn the note into a book. I am particularly grateful to Julio Rotemberg, Dick Vietor, and Lou Wells for reading and commenting on the entire manuscript, and to Alex Dyck, Walter Friedman, Lakshmi Iyer, Andrew Novo, Huw Pill, Mitch Weiss, and Jim Wooten for providing vital feedback along the way, and to all my BGIE colleagues over the years, from whom I have learned so much about macroeconomics and how to teach it.

Jeff Kehoe, my editor at Harvard Business Review Press, was extraordinarily supportive ...

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