Abel, Bernanke, and Croushore present macroeconomic theory in a way that prepares students to analyze real macroeconomic data used by policy makers and researchers. With a balanced treatment of both classical and Keynesian economics, the comprehensive coverage makes it easy for instructors to align chapters to fit their own syllabi. Students in this course often struggle to see how the macroeconomic models compare to one another, and fit into the big picture. This text uses a unified approach based on a single economics model that provides students with a clear understanding of macroeconomics and its classical and Keynesian assumptions.The Sixth Edition includes the latest work in monetary policy and research and offers worked examples to students learning the IS-LM model.Coverage of inflation and monetary policy reflects the latest work by researchers and the Federal Reserve. Early coverage of long-run topics in chapters 3-7 reflects a commitment to modern macro theory, followed by an equally in-depth analysis of short-run issues in chapters 8-11. Aunified framework uses a single model, built from a set of core economic ideas, to introduce the macroeconomic theories and concepts. A balanced presentation of both classical and Keynesian economics allows students to see the complete picture of economic theory, and allows flexibility for professors to teach the course their way. Real-world applications connect theory to practice, helping students make active use of the economic ideas in the text. Applications show students how theory is used to understand real-world macroeconomic issues. Boxes draw from current research, highlighting interesting new developments and topics in the field. In Touch with the Macroeconomy boxes ask students to find and interpret macroeconomic data, like economists would in their careers. Learning tools for students aid comprehension and application. Key diagrams in each chapter help students identify the most critical ideas. Summary tables and extensive end-of-chapter problem sets help to reinforce learning.