9780130957252

Principles of Microeconomics

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    9780130957252

  • ISBN10:

    0130957259

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/1/1998
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
PART 1: Introduction to Economics 1(126)
The Scope and Method of Economics
1(24)
The Economic Problem: Scarcity and Choice
25(20)
The Structure of the U.S. Economy: The Private, Public, and International Sectors
45(22)
Demand, Supply, and Market Equilibrium
67(30)
The Price System, Supply and Demand, and Elasticity
97(30)
MICROECONOMICS
PART 2: Foundations of Microeconomics: Consumers and Firms 127(170)
Household Behavior and Consumer Choice
127(32)
The Production Process: The Behavior of Profit-Maximizing Firms
159(24)
Short-Run Costs and Output Decisions
183(24)
Costs and Output Decisions in the Long Run
207(26)
Input Demand: The Labor and Land Markets
233(20)
Input Demand: The Capital Market and the Investment Decision
253(20)
General Equilibrium and the Efficiency of Perfect Competition
273(24)
PART 3: Market Imperfections and the Role of Government 297(132)
Monopoly
297(26)
Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly
323(24)
Antitrust Policy and Regulation
347(26)
Externalities, Public Goods, Imperfect Information, and Social Choice
373(30)
Income Distribution and Poverty
403(26)
PART 4: Current Microeconomic Issues 429
Public Finance: The Economics of Taxation
429
The Economics of Labor Markets and Labor Unions
451
Current Topics in Applied Microeconomics: Health Care, Immigration, and Urban Problems
475
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
International Trade, Comparative Advantage, and Protectionism
497
Economic Growth in Developing Nations
519
Economies in Transition and Alternative Economic Systems
541
Concise Dictionary of Economic Terminology
D-1
Solutions to Even-Numbered Problems
S-1
Index I-1

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