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Textbook introduces students to the discipline of economics and provides a basic understanding of how it functions. Material includes updated data and examples; end-of-chapter web exercises; updated charts, tables, and graphs; and chapter-opening photos that preview chapter concepts. CD-ROM includes tutorials, quizzes, and glossary of terms. Softcover. DLC: Macroeconomics.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
PART 1: Introduction to Economics
1(88)
The Scope and Method of Economics
1(24)
Why Study Economics?
2(4)
To Learn a Way of Thinking
2(2)
To Understand Society
4(1)
To Understand Global Affairs
5(1)
To Be an Informed Voter
6(1)
The Scope of Economics
6(2)
Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
7(1)
The Diverse Fields of Economics
7(1)
The Methods of Economics
8(7)
Further Exploration: The Fields of Economics
9(1)
Theories and Models
10(3)
Economic Policy
13(1)
News Analysis: Prospects for Recovery in 2002
14(1)
An Invitation
15(1)
Summary
16(1)
Review Terms and Concepts
16(1)
Problem Set
17(1)
Web Exercises
17(1)
Mastering Economics CD-ROM
18(7)
Appendix: How to Read and Understand Graphs
18(7)
The Economic Problem: Scarcity and Choice
25(20)
Scarcity, Choice, and Opportunity Cost
26(10)
The Three Basic Questions
26(4)
The Production Possibility Frontier
30(6)
The Economic Problem
36(1)
Economic Systems
36(4)
Command Economies
36(1)
Laissez-Faire Economies: The Free Market
37(1)
News Analysis: Eastern Europe and Russia: A Mixed Progress Report
38(1)
Mixed Systems, Markets, and Governments
39(1)
Looking Ahead
40(1)
Summary
40(1)
Review Terms and Concepts
41(1)
Problem Set
41(2)
Web Exercises
43(1)
Mastering Economics Cd-Rom
43(2)
Demand, Supply, and Market Equilibrium
45(30)
Firms and Households: The Basic Decision-Making Units
46(1)
Input Markets and Output Markets: the Circular Flow
46(2)
Demand in Product/Output Markets
48(9)
Changes in Quantity Demanded Versus Changes in Demand
48(1)
Price and Quantity Demanded: The Law of Demand
49(2)
Other Determinants of Household Demand
51(2)
Shift of Demand Versus Movement Along a Demand Curve
53(3)
From Household Demand to Market Demand
56(1)
Supply in Product/Output Markets
57(5)
Price and Quantity Supplied: The Law of Supply
57(2)
Other Determinants of Supply
59(1)
Shift of Supply Versus Movement Along a Supply Curve
59(2)
From Individual Supply to Market Supply
61(1)
Market Equilibrium
62(6)
Excess Demand
63(2)
Excess Supply
65(1)
Changes in Equilbrium
66(2)
Demand and Supply in Product Markets: a Review
68(1)
Looking Ahead: Markets and the Allocation of Resources
68(2)
News Analysis: Supply and Demand in the News
69(1)
Summary
70(1)
Review Terms and Concepts
71(1)
Problem Set
71(2)
Web Exercises
73(1)
Mastering Economics Cd-Rom
73(2)
The Price System and Demand and Supply
75(14)
The Price System: Rationing and Allocating Resources
75(7)
Price Rationing
75(2)
Constraints on the Market and Alternative Rationing Mechanisms
77(2)
News Analysis: More Supply and Demand in the News
79(3)
Prices and the Allocation of Resources
82(1)
Supply and Demand Analysis: An Oil Import Fee
82(3)
Further Exploration: The Drug Wars: A Matter of Supply and Demand
84(1)
Looking Ahead
85(1)
Summary
85(1)
Review Terms and Concepts
85(1)
Problem Set
85(1)
Web Exercises
86(1)
Mastering Economics Cd-Rom
87(2)
MACROECONOMICS
Part 2: Concepts and Problems in Macroeconomics
89(56)
Introduction to Macroeconomics
89(18)
The Roots of Macroeconomics
90(2)
The Great Depression
90(1)
Further Exploration: The Great Depression and John Maynard Keynes
91(1)
Recent Macroeconomic History
92(1)
Macroeconomic Concerns
92(2)
Inflation
93(1)
Output Growth: Short Run and Long Run
93(1)
Unemployment
93(1)
Government in the Macroeconomy
94(1)
Fiscal Policy
94(1)
Monetary Policy
94(1)
Growth Policies
94(1)
The Components of the Macroeconomy
95(3)
The Circular Flow Diagram
95(1)
The Three Market Arenas
96(2)
The Methodology of Macroeconomics
98(2)
Connections to Microeconomics
98(1)
Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply
99(1)
The U.S. Economy in the Twentieth Century: Trends and Cycles
100(4)
Expansion and Contraction: The Business Cycle
100(1)
The U.S. Economy Since 1970
101(3)
Summary
104(1)
Review Terms and Concepts
104(1)
Problem Set
105(1)
Web Exercises
105(1)
Mastering Economics Cd-Rom
106(1)
Measuring National Output and National Income
107(20)
Gross Domestic Product
107(3)
Final Goods and Services
108(1)
Exclusion of Used Goods and Paper Transactions
108(1)
Exclusion of Output Produced Abroad by Domestically Owned Factors of Production
109(1)
Calculating GDP
110(4)
The Expenditure Approach
110(2)
Further Exploration: GDP: One of the Great Inventions of the 20th Century---Survey of Current Business
112(2)
The Income Approach
114(2)
From GDP to Disposable Personal Income
116(2)
Nominal Versus Real GDP
118(3)
Calculating Real GDP
118(2)
Calculating the GDP Price Index
120(1)
The Problems of Fixed Weights
120(1)
Limitations of the GDP Concept
121(2)
GDP and Social Welfare
121(1)
The Underground Economy
122(1)
Per Capita GDP/GNP
123(1)
Looking Ahead
123(1)
Summary
123(1)
Review Terms and Concepts
124(1)
Problem Set
125(1)
Web Exercises
126(1)
Mastering Economics Cd-Rom
126(1)
Long-Run and Short-Run Concerns: Growth, Productivity, Unemployment, and Inflation
127(18)
Long-Run Output and Productivity Growth
127(3)
Recessions, Depressions, and Unemployment
130(8)
Defining and Measuring Unemployment
130(2)
Components of the Unemployment Rate
132(3)
News Analysis: Rising Unemployment in 2002
135(1)
The Costs of Unemployment
136(2)
The Benefits of Recessions
138(1)
Inflation
138(4)
Defining Inflation
139(1)
Price Indexes
139(1)
The Costs of Inflation
140(2)
Inflation: Public Enemy Number One?
142(1)
Looking Ahead
142(1)
Summary
142(1)
Review Terms and Concepts
143(1)
Problem Set
143(1)
Web Exercises
144(1)
Mastering Economics Cd-Rom
144(1)
PART 3: The Goods and Money Markets
145(92)
Aggregate Expenditure and Equilibrium Output
145(24)
Aggregate Output and Aggregate Income (Y)
146(8)
Income, Consumption, and Saving (Y, C, and S)
147(1)
Explaining Spending Behavior
148(3)
Planned Investment (I)
151(3)
Planned Aggregate Expenditure (AE)
154(1)
Equilibrium Aggregate Output (Income)
154(5)
The Saving/Investment Approach to Equilibrium
156(1)
News Analysis: Inventories Decrease in the Fourth Quarter of 2001
157(2)
Adjustment to Equilibrium
159(1)
The Multiplier
159(5)
The Multiplier Equation
161(1)
Further Exploration: The Paradox of Thrift
162(1)
The Size of the Multiplier in the Real World
163(1)
The Multiplier in Action: Recovering from the Great Depression
164(1)
Looking Ahead
164(1)
Summary
165(1)
Review Terms and Concepts
165(1)
Problem Set
166(1)
Web Exercises
167(1)
Mastering Economics Cd-Rom
167(2)
Appendix: Deriving the Multiplier Algebraically
167(2)
The Government and Fiscal Policy
169(24)
Government in the Economy
170(5)
Government Purchases (G), Net Taxes (T), and Disposable Income (Yd)
170(2)
Equilibrium Output: Y = C + I + G
172(3)
Fiscal Policy at Work: Multiplier Effects
175(5)
The Government Spending Multiplier
175(1)
The Tax Multiplier
176(2)
The Balanced-Budget Multiplier
178(2)
Adding the International Sector
180(1)
The Federal Budget
180(5)
The Budget
181(1)
The Surplus or Deficit
181(1)
News Analysis: Fiscal Policy Battles in 2002
182(2)
The Debt
184(1)
The Economy's Influence on the Government Budget
185(1)
Tax Revenues Depend on the State of the Economy
185(1)
Some Government Expenditures Depend on the State of the Economy
185(1)
Automatic Stabilizers
185(1)
Fiscal Drag
185(1)
Full-Employment Budget
186(1)
Looking Ahead
186(1)
Summary
186(1)
Review Terms and Concepts
187(1)
Problem Set
188(1)
Mastering Economics Cd-Rom
189(4)
Appendix A: Deriving the Fiscal Policy Multipliers
189(1)
Appendix B: The Case in Which Tax Revenues Depend on Income
190(3)
The Money Supply and the Federal Reserve System
193(26)
An Overview of Money
193(4)
What Is Money?
194(1)
Commodity and Fiat Monies
195(1)
Measuring the Supply of Money in the United States
196(1)
The Private Banking System
197(1)
How Banks Create Money
197(6)
News Analysis: A Cashless Society: Different Meanings in the United States and Russia in 1997
198(1)
A Historical Perspective: Goldsmiths
198(2)
The Modern Banking System
200(1)
The Creation of Money
201(2)
The Money Multiplier
203(1)
The Federal Reserve System
203(5)
Functions of the Federal Reserve
204(2)
News Analysis: Three Central Banks in 2000
206(1)
The Federal Reserve Balance Sheet
207(1)
How the Federal Reserve Controls the Money Supply
208(6)
The Required Reserve Ratio
208(1)
The Discount Rate
209(2)
Open Market Operations
211(2)
The Supply Curve for Money
213(1)
Looking Ahead
214(1)
Summary
214(1)
Review Terms and Concepts
215(1)
Problem Set
215(1)
Web Exercises
216(1)
Mastering Economics Cd-Rom
217(2)
Money Demand, the Equilibrium Interest Rate, and Monetary Policy
219(18)
The Demand for Money
220(7)
The Transaction Motive
220(1)
Money Management and the Optimal Balance
221(2)
The Speculation Motive
223(1)
The Total Demand for Money
224(1)
Transactions Volume and the Price Level
224(1)
Further Exploration: The Bond Market, the Money Market, and the Speculation Motive
225(1)
The Determinants of Money Demand: Review
226(1)
The Equilibrium Interest Rate
227(3)
Supply and Demand in the Money Market
227(1)
Changing the Money Supply to Affect the Interest Rate
228(1)
Increases in Y and Shifts in the Money Demand Curve
229(1)
Looking Ahead: The Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy
230(1)
Summary
231(1)
Review Terms and Concepts
231(1)
Problem Set
231(1)
Web Exercises
232(1)
Mastering Economics CD-ROM
232(5)
Appendix A: The Various Interest Rates in the U.S. Economy
233(1)
Appendix B: The Demand for Money: A Numeral Example
234(3)
PART 4: Macroeconomic Analysis
237(144)
Money, the Interest Rate, and Output: Analysis and Policy
237(18)
The Links Between the Goods Market and the Money Market
238(4)
Investment, the Interest Rate, and the Goods Market
238(2)
Money Demand, Aggregate Output (Income), and the Money Market
240(2)
Combining the Goods Market and the Money Market
242(6)
Expansionary Policy Effects
242(3)
News Analysis: Lower Interest Rates Increase Investment: Housing and Mortgages in 2002
245(2)
Contractionary Policy Effects
247(1)
The Macroeconomic Policy Mix
248(1)
Other Determinants of Planned Investment
248(1)
Looking Ahead: The Price Level
249(1)
Summary
249(1)
Review Terms and Concepts
250(1)
Problem Set
250(1)
Web Exercises
251(1)
Mastering Economics Cd-Rom
251(4)
Appendix: The IS-LM Diagram
252(3)
Aggregate Demand, Aggregate Supply, and Inflation
255(26)
The Aggregate Demand Curve
255(6)
Deriving the Aggregate Demand Curve
256(1)
The Aggregate Demand Curve: A Warning
257(1)
Other Reasons for a Downward-Sloping Aggregate Demand Curve
258(1)
Aggregate Expenditure and Aggregate Demand
259(1)
Shifts of the Aggregate Demand Curve
259(2)
The Aggregate Supply Curve
261(5)
The Aggregate Supply Curve: A Warning
261(1)
Aggregate Supply in the Short Run
262(2)
Shifts of the Short-Run Aggregate Supply Curve
264(2)
The Equilibrium Price Level
266(1)
The Long-Run Aggregate Supply Curve
267(1)
Potential GDP
268(1)
Aggregate Demand, Aggregate Supply, and Monetary and Fiscal Policy
268(3)
Long-Run Aggregate Supply and Policy Effects
270(1)
News Analysis: The British Economy in 2000
271(1)
Causes of Inflation
271(5)
Inflation Versus Sustained Inflation: A Reminder
271(1)
Further Exploration: The Simple ``Keynesian'' Aggregate Supply Curve
272(1)
Demand-Pull Inflation
272(1)
Cost-Push, or Supply-Side, Inflation
273(1)
Expectations and Inflation
274(1)
Money and Inflation
275(1)
Sustained Inflation as a Purely Monetary Phenomenon
276(1)
Looking Ahead
276(1)
Summary
277(1)
Review Terms and Concepts
278(1)
Problem Set
278(1)
Web Exercises
279(1)
Mastering Economics Cd-Rom
279(2)
The Labor Market, Unemployment, and Inflation
281(20)
The Labor Market: Basic Concepts
281(1)
The Classical View of the Labor Market
282(3)
The Classical Labor Market and the Aggregate Supply Curve
283(1)
The Unemployment Rate and the Classical View
284(1)
Explaining the Existence of Unemployment
285(2)
Sticky Wages
285(1)
Efficiency Wage Theory
286(1)
Imperfect Information
286(1)
Minimum Wage Laws
287(1)
An Open Question
287(1)
The Short-Run Relationship Between the Unemployment Rate and Inflation
287(6)
The Phillips Curve: A Historical Perspective
289(2)
Aggregate Supply and Aggregate Demand Analysis and the Phillips Curve
291(1)
Expectations and the Phillips Curve
292(1)
Is There a Short-Run Trade-Off Between Inflation and Unemployment?
293(1)
The Long-Run Aggregate Supply Curve, Potential GDP, and the Natural Rate of Unemployment
293(3)
The Nonaccelerating Inflation Rate of Unemployment (NAIRU)
294(2)
Further Exploration: Inflation and Unemployment Around the World, 1997 to 2000
296(1)
Looking Ahead
296(1)
Summary
297(1)
Review Terms and Concepts
297(1)
Problem Set
298(1)
Web Exercises
298(1)
Mastering Economics Cd-Rom
299(2)
Macroeconomic Issues and Policy
301(18)
The Effects of the Stock Market on the Economy
301(2)
The Crash of October 1987
302(1)
The Stock Market Boom of 1995--2000
302(1)
The Federal Reserve's Respoinse to the State of the Economy
303(3)
The Behavior of the Fed During the 1990 -- 1991 Recession
304(2)
The Behavior of the Fed in 1993 -- 1994
306(1)
The Behavior of the Fed in 1995 -- 1997
306(1)
The Behavior of the Fed in 1998 -- 2000
306(1)
The Behavior of the Fed in 2001
306(1)
Lags in the Economy's Response to Monetary and Fiscal Policy
306(4)
Stabilization: ``The Fool in the Shower''
307(1)
Recognition Lags
308(1)
Implementation Lags
308(1)
Response Lags
309(1)
Government Budget Policy
310(4)
The Effects of Spending Cuts on the Deficit
311(2)
Economic Stability and Deficit Reduction
313(1)
Business Cycles in Other Countries
314(2)
Summary
316(1)
Review Terms and Concepts
316(1)
Problem Set
317(1)
Web Exercises
317(1)
Mastering Economics Cd-Rom
318(1)
Household and Firm Behavior in the Macroeconomy: A Further Look
319(26)
Households: Consumption and Labor Supply Decisions
320(10)
The Keynesian Theory of Consumption: A Review
320(1)
The Life-Cycle Theory of Consumption
320(2)
The Labor Supply Decision
322(2)
Interest Rate Effects on Consumption
324(1)
Government Effects on Consumption and Labor Supply: Taxes and Transfers
324(1)
News Analysis: Falling Interest Rates Affect Household and Firm Behavior in 2002
325(1)
A Possible Employment Constraint on Households
326(1)
A Summary of Household Behavior
327(1)
The Household Sector since 1970
327(3)
Firms: Investment and Employment Decisions
330(7)
Expectations and Animal Spirits
331(2)
Excess Labor and Excess Capital Effects
333(1)
Inventory Investment
333(2)
A Summary of Firm Behavior
335(1)
The Firm Sector since 1970
335(2)
Productivity and the Business Cycle
337(1)
The Relationship Between Output and Unemployment
338(1)
The Size of the Multiplier
339(2)
Summary
341(1)
Review Terms and Concepts
342(1)
Problem Set
342(1)
Web Exercises
343(2)
Long-Run Growth
345(20)
The Growth Process: From Agriculture to Industry
345(2)
The Sources of Economic Growth
347(4)
An Increase in Labor Supply
347(1)
Increases in Physical Capital
348(2)
Increases in Human Capital
350(1)
Increases in Productivity
350(1)
Growth and Productivity in the United States
351(3)
Sources of Growth in the U.S. Economy: 1929--1982
352(1)
Labor Productivity: 1952 -- 2001
353(1)
Economic Growth and Public Policy
354(4)
Suggested Public Policies
354(1)
News Analysis: The Internet and Productivity: A ``New Economy?''
355(1)
Further Exploration: Can We Really Measure Productivity Changes?
356(2)
Growth Policy: A Long-Run Proposition
358(1)
The Pros and Cons of Growth
358(4)
The Progrowth Argument
358(1)
The Antigrowth Argument
359(3)
Summary
362(1)
Review Terms and Concepts
362(1)
Problem Set
362(1)
Web Exercises
363(2)
Debates in Macroeconomics: Monetarism, New Classical Theory, and Supply-Side Economics
365(16)
Keynesian Economics
365(1)
Monetarism
366(5)
The Velocity of Money
366(1)
The Quantity Theory of Money
367(2)
Inflation as a Purely Monetary Phenomenon
369(1)
The Keynesian/Monetarist Debate
369(1)
News Analysis: Inflation and Money Supply Growth in Brazil: 2000
370(1)
New Classical Macroeconomics
371(4)
The Development of New Classical Macroeconomics
371(1)
Rational Expectations
372(1)
The Lucas Supply Function
373(1)
Evaluating Rational-Expectations Theory
374(1)
Real Business Cycle Theory
375(1)
Supply-Side Economics
375(2)
Evaluating Supply-Side Economics
376(1)
Testing Alternative Macroeconomic Models
377(1)
Summary
378(1)
Review Terms and Concepts
379(1)
Problem Set
379(1)
Web Exercises
380(1)
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
PART 5: The World Economy
381(1)
International Trade, Comparative Advantage, and Protectionism
381(1)
Trade Surpluses and Deficits
382(1)
The Economic Basis for Trade: Comparative Advantage
383(1)
Absolute Advantage Versus Comparative Advantage
383(5)
Terms of Trade
388(1)
Exchange Rates
389(2)
The Sources of Comparative Advantage
391(1)
The Heckscher-Ohlin Theorem
392(1)
Other Explanations for Observed Trade Flows
392(1)
Trade Barriers: Tariffs, Export Subsidies, and Quotas
392(3)
News Analysis: The World Trade Organization: A Lightning Rod for Protest
394(1)
Free Trade or Protection?
395(5)
The Case for Free Trade
396(1)
The Case for Protection
397(1)
Further Exploration: A Petition
398(2)
An Economic Consensus
400(1)
Summary
400(1)
Review Terms and Concepts
401(1)
Problem Set
402(1)
Web Exercises
403(1)
Mastering Economics Cd-Rom
403(2)
Open-Economy Macroeconomics: The Balance of Payments and Exchange Rates
405(28)
The Balance of Payments
407(3)
The Current Account
407(1)
The Capital Account
408(1)
The United States as a Debtor Nation
409(1)
Equilibrium Output (Income) in an Open Economy
410(4)
The International Sector and Planned Aggregate Expenditure
410(2)
Imports and Exports and the Trade Feedback Effect
412(1)
Import and Export Prices and the Price Feedback Effect
413(1)
The Open Economy with Flexible Exchange Rates
414(10)
The Market for Foreign Exchange
415(2)
Factors That Affect Exchange Rates
417(3)
News Analysis: The Euro in 2002: Europe's Common Currency
420(1)
The Effects of Exchange Rates on the Economy
421(2)
News Analysis: The IMF's Response to Crises
423(1)
An Interdependent World Economy
424(1)
Summary
424(1)
Review Terms and Concepts
425(1)
Problem Set
426(1)
Web Exercises
427(1)
Mastering Economics Cd-Rom
427(6)
Appendix: World Monetary Systems since 1900
427(6)
Economic Growth in Developing and Transitional Economies
433(1)
Life in the Developing Nations: Population and Poverty
434(2)
Economic Development: Sources and Strategies
436(1)
The Sources of Economic Development
436(2)
Strategies for Economic Development
438(1)
News Analysis: Development and the New Economy in the Twenty-First Century
439(3)
Growth Versus Development: The Policy Cycle
442(1)
Issues in Economic Development
443(4)
Population Growth
443(2)
Developing-Country Debt Burdens
445(2)
Economies in Transition
447(2)
Political Systems and Economic Systems: Socialism, Capitalism, and Communism
448(1)
Central Planning Versus the Market
449(1)
The End of the Soviet Union
449(2)
News Analysis: Ten Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall: A Mixed Report
450(1)
The Transition to a Market Economy
451(4)
Six Basic Requirements for Successful Transition
451(4)
Summary
455(1)
Review Terms and Concepts
456(1)
Problem Set
456(1)
Web Exercises
457
Glossary 1(1)
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