9780130132994

The Economic Way of Thinking

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    9780130132994

  • ISBN10:

    0130132993

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/1/1999
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

For one-term Principles/Survey of Economics courses. Noted for its clear and informative style, this text provides an in-depth discussion of a limited, but crucial set of economic principles and concepts, then applies these tools of analysis to a wide variety of familiar situations. It presents conceptually demanding material in a lively, often witty fashion that is both accessible and pertinent for beginning students.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
The Economic Way of Thinking
1(16)
Questions for Discussion
14(3)
Substitutes Everywhere: The Concept of Demand
17(28)
Questions for Discussion
37(8)
Opportunity Cost and the Supply of Goods
45(26)
Questions for Discussion
62(9)
Supply and Demand: A Process of Cooperation
71(28)
Questions for Discussion
92(7)
Supply and Demand: Issues and Applications
99(32)
Questions for Discussion
120(11)
Efficiency, Exchange, and Comparative Advantage
131(26)
Questions for Discussion
147(10)
Information, Middlemen, and Speculators
157(26)
Questions for Discussion
173(10)
Price Setting and the Question of Monopoly
183(16)
Questions for Discussion
191(8)
Price Searching
199(26)
Questions for Discussion
213(12)
Competition and Government Policy
225(27)
Questions for Discussion
240(12)
Profit
252(37)
Questions for Discussion
277(12)
The Distribution of Income
289(32)
Questions for Discussion
307(14)
Externalities and Conflicting Rights
321(28)
Questions for Discussion
337(12)
Markets and Government
349(34)
Questions for Discussion
369(14)
The Overall Performance of Economic Systems
383(20)
Questions for Discussion
399(4)
The Supply of Money
403(22)
Questions for Discussion
420(5)
Monetary and Fiscal Policies
425(24)
Questions for Discussion
443(6)
National Policies and International Exchange
449(26)
Questions for Discussion
468(7)
Employment and Unemployment
475(24)
Questions for Discussion
492(7)
Promoting Economic Growth
499(18)
Questions for Discussion
513(4)
Economic Performance and Political Economy
517(22)
Questions for Discussion
533(6)
The Limitations of Economics
539(2)
Glossary 541(2)
Index 543

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