I am planning to use Gregory Mankiw's Macroeconomics (not to be confused with his Principles of Economics) for self-studying macroeconomics, along with David Weil's Economic Growth. As you can see, Greg Mankiw's macroeconomics textbook is currently in its tenth edition. However, the only copy I have is of the fourth edition.

What are the differences between the two editions? Specifically, are there new topics that have been added (if so, how important are they for a first introduction to economics?), major additions to existing topics, or topics that have been removed entirely?

My background is that I am currently reading Hal A. Varian's Intermediate Microeconomics: A Modern Approach and working through his Workouts in Intermediate Microeconomics.

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    $\begingroup$ Definitely don't use this: libgen.lc $\endgroup$ – user18 Oct 28 '20 at 6:26
  • $\begingroup$ Your first link will show the contents of the 10th edition. Compare that to the contents of your 4th edition and see if you care. I would guess that if the earlier version covers for example the world financial crisis of 2007-2008, then you might decide that there is not a big enough difference to justify paying for a new version. $\endgroup$ – Henry Oct 28 '20 at 16:14

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