Blanchard gives students the ability to see the connections between global labor markets, financial markets, and goods markets through his presentation of an integrated, global vision of macroeconomics in his textbook Macroeconomics. A core section of the text focuses on short-, medium-, and long-run markets, and the text also contains two major extensions that offer more in-depth coverage of the issues at hand. The text is organized into two parts and contains a core section that focuses on short-, medium-, and long-run markets. The text helps students make sense not just of present macroeconomic events but also of those that may unfold in the future. This includes the big economic crisis that swept the world in the late 2000s, monetary policy in the United States, challenges in the Euro region, and growth in China. In the eighth edition, integrated and detailed boxes have been revised to reflect the current state of macroeconomics, to reinforce the lessons learned from the models, and to assist students in employing and developing their analytical and evaluative skills.