9780030344824

Microeconomics Private and Public Policy with Xtra! CD-ROM and InfoTrac College Edition

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    9780030344824

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    0030344824

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/19/2002
  • Publisher: South-Western College Pub
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Summary

Authors James D. Gwartney, Richard L. Stroup, Russell S. Sobel, and David Macpherson, believe that a course on principles of economics should focus on the power and relevance of the economic way of thinking. It is this belief and corresponding writing approach that has made Microeconomics: Private and Public Choice one of South Western Thomson Learning's most solid and enduring texts. Throughout this text, the authors integrate applications and real-world data in an effort to make the basic concepts of economics come alive for the reader.

Table of Contents

The Economic Way of Thinkingp. 1
The Economic Approachp. 4
Some Tools of the Economistp. 27
Markets and Governmentsp. 53
Supply, Demand, and the Market Processp. 56
Supply and Demand: Applications and Extensionsp. 86
The Economic Role of Governmentp. 112
The Economics of Collective Decision Makingp. 130
Core Microeconomicsp. 153
Demand and Consumer Choicep. 156
Costs and the Supply of Goodsp. 184
Price Takers and the Competitive Processp. 210
Price-Searcher Markets with Low Entry Barriersp. 233
Price-Searcher Markets with High Entry Barriersp. 253
The Supply of and Demand for Productive Resourcesp. 280
Earnings, Productivity, and the Job Marketp. 300
Investment, the Capital Market, and the Wealth of Nationsp. 318
Income Inequality and Povertyp. 336
International Economicsp. 355
Gaining from International Tradep. 359
International Finance and the Foreign Exchange Marketp. 383
Beyond the Basicsp. 407
Government Spending and Taxationp. 410
The Internet: How Is it Changing the Economy?p. 421
The Economics of Social Securityp. 431
The Stock Market: What Does It Do and How Has It Performed?p. 442
The Economic of Health Carep. 455
School Choice: Can It Improve the Quality of Education in America?p. 467
Is Discrimination Responsible for the Earnings Differences Between Men and Women?p. 475
Do Labor Unions Increase the Wages of Workers?p. 481
How Does Government Regulation Affect Your Life?p. 494
Natural Resources and the Futurep. 505
Economics and the Environmentp. 516
General Business and Economic Indicatorsp. 527
Answers to Selected Critical Analysis Questionsp. 537
Glossaryp. 553
Creditsp. 561
Indexp. 563
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