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Macroeconomics vs. Microeconomics – What’s the Difference?

By ITR Economics on October 6, 2022

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So many components play key roles in shaping the overall economy. Because of this, a better understanding of concepts such as macroeconomics and microeconomics can go a long way toward helping your company achieve its goals. Here is a quick overview of macroeconomics vs. microeconomics that will help you improve your business’s decision-making process.

Macroeconomics Definition

Macroeconomics is a branch of economics that focuses on larger economic factors and their impact on the overall economy. Because macroeconomic factors such as GDP, inflation, interest rates, employment rates, etc., have a large impact on the economy, businesses and governments use the various macroeconomic trends to help inform their policies and business strategies.

Microeconomics Definition

Microeconomics is a branch of economics that focuses on goods and services exchanged and the manner in which buyers, sellers, and business owners respond to the supply and demand of products and resources.         

Macroeconomics and microeconomics are related, as the smaller-scale microeconomic data pertaining to individuals and businesses goes on to influence the trends and patterns identified via macroeconomic analysis, as well as the associated business best-practices and strategies.

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