9780072340372

Microeconomics: Principles, Problems, and Policies

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  • ISBN13:

    9780072340372

  • ISBN10:

    0072340371

  • Edition: 15th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/1/2001
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
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Summary

McConnell and Brue's Microeconomics: Principles, Problems, and Policies is the leading Principles of Economics textbook because it is innovative and teaches students in a clear, unbiased way. The 17th Edition builds upon the tradition of leadership by sticking to 3 main goals: help the beginning student master the principles essential for understanding the economizing problem, specific economic issues, and the policy alternatives; help the student understand and apply the economic perspective and reason accurately and objectively about economic matters; and promote a lasting student interest in economics and the economy.

Table of Contents

PART 1 AN INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS AND THE ECONOMY

1 The Nature and Method of Economics

2 The Economizing Problem

3 Individual Markets: Demand and Supply

4 The Market System

5 The U.S. Economy: Private and Public Sectors

6 The United States in the Global Economy

PART 2 MICROECONOMICS OF PRODUCT MARKETS

7 Demand and Supply: Elasticity and Government-Set Prices

8 Consumer Behavior and Utility Maximization

9 The Costs of Production

10 Pure Competition

11 Pure Monopoly

12 Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly

13 Technology, R&D, and Efficiency

PART 3 MICROECONOMICS OF RESOURCE MARKETS

14 The Demand for Resources

15 Wage Determination

16 Rent, Interest, and Profits

PART 4 MICROECONOMICS OF GOVERNMENT

17 Government and Market Failure

18 Public Choice Theory and the Economics of Taxation

PART 5 MICROECONOMIC ISSUES AND POLICIES

19 Antitrust, Regulation, and Industrial Policy

20 Agriculture: Economics and Policy

21 Income Inequality and Poverty

22 Labor Market Issues: Unionism, Discrimination, Immigration

23 The Economics of Health Care

PART 6 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS AND THE WORLD ECONOMY

24 International Trade

25 Exchange Rates, Balance of Payments, and Trade Deficits Transitional Economies: Russia and China [Internet-Only chapter]

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