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Economics

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780538880435

ISBN10:
0538880430
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
11/10/1997
Publisher(s):
South-Western College Pub

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Summary

A remarkably student-friendly text with solid theoretical content, Economics offers a complete introduction to basic principles of economics for the two-term course. It is also available in micro and macro paperback splits. Balanced presentation of major macro theories, thorough integration of international topics, a unique active learning format, a wealth of interesting real-world applications, and a focus on the economic way of thinking are presented in an interesting and upbeat style for students to understand and appreciate the material.

Table of Contents

AN INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS 1(80)
PART 1 Economics: The Science of Scarcity 1(80)
CHAPTER 1 What Economics Is About
1(31)
APPENDIX A Working with Diagrams
23(9)
CHAPTER 2 Fundamentals of Economic Thinking: Within the Production Possibilities Frontier (PPF)
32(19)
CHAPTER 3 Supply, Demand, and Price
51(30)
MACROECONOMICS 81(304)
PART 2 Macroeconomic Fundamentals 81(58)
CHAPTER 4 Three Economic Goals and Three Economic Measurements
81(33)
CHAPTER 5 Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply: In the Short Run
114(25)
PART 3 Macroeconomic Stability, Instability, and Fiscal Policy 139(63)
CHAPTER 6 AD-AS in the Long Run and the Self-Regulating Economy
139(14)
CHAPTER 7 Economic Instability: A Critique of the Self-Regulating Economy
153(26)
CHAPTER 8 Fiscal Policy
179(23)
PART 4 Money, the Economy, and Monetary Policy 202(97)
CHAPTER 9 Money and Banking
202(18)
CHAPTER 10 The Federal Reserve System
220(19)
CHAPTER 11 Money and the Economy
239(38)
APPENDIX B A More Complete Monetarist Model
268(9)
CHAPTER 12 Monetary Policy
277(22)
PART 5 Expectations, Growth, International Issues, and the Budget 299(86)
CHAPTER 13 Expectations Theory and the Economy
299(26)
CHAPTER 14 Economic Growth: Resources, Technology, and Ideas
325(16)
CHAPTER 15 International Impacts on the Economy
341(21)
CHAPTER 16 Taxes, Deficits, and Debt
362(23)
MICROECONOMICS 385(336)
PART 6 Microeconomic Fundamentals 385(93)
CHAPTER 17 The Logic of Consumer Choice
385(26)
APPENDIX C Budget Constraint and Indifference Curve Analysis
403(8)
CHAPTER 18 Elasticity
411(24)
CHAPTER 19 The Firm
435(18)
CHAPTER 20 Production and Costs
453(25)
PART 7 Product Markets and Policies 478(113)
CHAPTER 21 Perfect Competition
478(27)
CHAPTER 22 Monopoly
505(21)
CHAPTER 23 Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly
526(26)
CHAPTER 24 Government and Product Markets: Antitrust and Regulation
552(22)
CHAPTER 25 Agriculture: Farmers' Problems, Government Policies, and Unintended Effects
574(17)
PART 8 Factor Markets and Related Issues 591(87)
CHAPTER 26 Factor Markets: With Emphasis on the Labor Market
591(22)
CHAPTER 27 Wages, Unions, and Labor
613(19)
CHAPTER 28 The Distribution of Income and Poverty
632(26)
CHAPTER 29 Interest, Rent, and Profit
658(20)
PART 9 Market Failure and Public Choice 678(43)
CHAPTER 30 Market Failure: Externalities, Public Goods, and Asymmetric Information
678(25)
CHAPTER 31 Public Choice: Economic Theory Applied to Politics
703(18)
THE WORLD ECONOMY 721(88)
PART 10 International Economics: Theory and Policy 721(88)
CHAPTER 32 International Trade
721(20)
CHAPTER 33 International Finance
741(31)
CHAPTER 34 International Economic Development
772(14)
CHAPTER 35 Capitalism and Socialism: Two Views of the World, Two Economic Systems
786(23)
SELF-TEST APPENDIX 809(26)
GLOSSARY 835(13)
PHOTO CREDITS 848(1)
INDEX 849


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