9780072898408

Microeconomics : Principles, Problems, and Policies

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    9780072898408

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    0072898402

  • Edition: 14TH
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/1/1998
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
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Summary

Throughout DiscoverEcon you will notice expanded exercises, interactive graphs, and tutorials. You will also notice 25 new videos hosted by Paul Solman, Economics Correspondent for The Lehrer NewsHour on PBS. Solman developed these videos on DVD specifically for Principles of Economics to further illustrate and reinforce basic economic concepts from the text. These videos are linked to DiscoverEcon topics to let you view the videos as you work through each DiscoverEcon chapter. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Campbell R. McConnell: University of Nebraska Stanley L. Brue: Pacific Lutheran University

Table of Contents

List of Key Graphs
xvi
Preface xvii
Contributors xxiii
PART 1 AN INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS AND THE ECONOMY
To the Student
2(1)
The Nature and Method of Economics
3(19)
The Economizing Problem
22(20)
Understanding Individual Markets: Demand and Supply
42(19)
Pure Capitalism and the Market System
61(16)
The Mixed Economy: Private and Public Sectors
77(23)
The United States in the Global Economy
100(24)
PART 2 MICROECONOMICS OF PRODUCT MARKETS
Demand and Supply: Elasticities and Applications
124(20)
Consumer Behavior and Utility Maximization
144(20)
The Costs of Production
164(23)
Pure Competition
187(26)
Pure Monopoly
213(22)
Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly
235(26)
Technology, R&D, and Efficiency
261(23)
PART 3 MICROECONOMICS OF RESOURCE MARKETS
The Demand for Resources
284(17)
Wage Determination
301(22)
Rent, Interest, and Profit
323(17)
PART 4 MICROECONOMICS OF GOVERNMENT
Government and Market Failure: Public Goods, Externalities, and Information Problems
340(23)
Public Choice Theory and Taxation
363(21)
PART 5 MICROECONOMIC ISSUES AND POLICIES
Antitrust Policy and Regulation
384(20)
Agriculture: Economics and Policy
404(17)
Income Inequality and Poverty
421(20)
The Economics of Health Care
441(18)
Labor Market Issues: Unionism, Discrimination, Immigration
459(25)
PART 6 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS AND THE WORLD ECONOMY
International Trade
484(25)
Exchange Rates, The Balance of Payments, and Trade Deficits
509(23)
Transition Economies: Russia and China
532
Glossary G-1
Index I-1

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