9780030212925

Microeconomics Private and Public Choice

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  • ISBN13:

    9780030212925

  • ISBN10:

    0030212928

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/3/1999
  • Publisher: South-Western College Pub
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Summary

A cornerstone of Harcourt's publishing program, Microeconomics: Private and Public Choice is considered to be the best existing principles of economics textbook emphasizing free markets. The strengths of this text are its clarity, emphasis on the economic way of thinking, and its application to the world around us. Microeconomics: Private and Public Choice has an amazing approach to introducing students to a moderate amount of economic data while applying the concept to a real-world story.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
PART 1 The Economic Way of Thinking 1(52)
The Economic Approach
5(26)
Some Tools of the Economist
31(22)
PART 2 Markets and Government 53(110)
Supply, Demand, and the Market Process
55(34)
Supply and Demand: Applications and Extensions
89(28)
The Economic Role of Government
117(26)
The Economics of Collective Decision Marking
143(20)
PART 3 Core Microeconomics 163(246)
Demand and Consumer Choice
169(32)
Costs and the Supply of Goods
201(30)
Price Takers and the Competitive Process
231(26)
Price-Searcher Markets with Low Entry Barriers
257(24)
Price-Searcher Markets with High Entry Barriers
281(30)
The Supply of and Demand for Productive Resources
311(28)
Earnings, Productivity, and the Job Market
339(28)
Investment, the Capital Market, and the Wealth of Nations
367(20)
Income Inequality and Poverty
387(22)
PART 4 International Economics 409(62)
Gaining from International Trade
415(28)
International Finance and the Foreign Exchange Market
443(28)
PART 5 Applications and Special Topics 471(104)
Labor Markets and Unemployment Rates: A Cross-Country Analysis
475(12)
Social Security: The Nature of the Problem and the Alternatives for Dealing with It
487(12)
The Stock Market: What Does It Do and How Has It Performed?
499(12)
How Does Government Regulation Affect Your Life?
511(12)
Income Inequality, Transfers, and the Role of Government
523(12)
Do Labor Unions Increase the Wages of Workers?
535(16)
Natural Resources and the Future
551(12)
Economics and the Environment
563(12)
Appendix A General Business and Economics Indicators 575(12)
Appendix B Answers to Selected Critical Analysis Questions 587(16)
Glossary 603(8)
Credits 611(2)
Index 613

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