9780134735696

ECONOMICS

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  • ISBN13:

    9780134735696

  • ISBN10:

    0134735692

  • Edition: 13th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2018-01-12
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

For two-semester principles of economics courses.


An intuitive and grounded approach to economics 

Get students to think like economists using the latest policy and data while incorporating global issues. Economics, 13th Edition builds on the foundation of the previous edition and retains a thorough and careful presentation of the principles of economics. The text emphasizes real-world applications, the development of critical-thinking skills, diagrams renowned for their pedagogy and clarity, and path-breaking technology. Hallmark features in the chapter openings and endings encourage students to think critically about a news article relating to the issue, demonstrating how thinking like an economist can bring a clearer perspective to and deeper understanding of today’s events.


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Author Biography

Michael Parkin is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Economics at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Professor Parkin has held faculty appointments at Brown University, the University of Manchester, the University of Essex, and Bond University. He is a past president of the Canadian Economics Association and has served on the editorial boards of the American Economic Review and the Journal of Monetary Economics and as managing editor of the Canadian Journal of Economics


Professor Parkin’s research on macroeconomics, monetary economics, and international economics has resulted in over 160 publications in journals and edited volumes, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Monetary Economics, and the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. He became most visible to the public with his work on inflation that discredited the use of wage and price controls. Professor Parkin also spearheaded the movement toward European monetary union. Professor Parkin is an experienced and dedicated teacher of introductory economics.

Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION 

1. What is Economics? 

2. The Economic Problem 


PART II: HOW MARKETS WORK 

3. Demand and Supply 

4. Elasticity 

5. Efficiency And Equity 

6. Government Actions in Markets 

7. Global markets in Action 


PART III: HOUSEHOLDS’ CHOICES 

8. Utility and Demand 

9. Possibilities, Preferences, and Choices 


PART IV: FIRMS AND MARKETS 

10. Organizing Production 

11. Output and Costs 

12. Perfect Competition 

13. Monopoly 

14. Monopolistic Competition

15. Oligopoly 


PART V: MARKET FAILURE AND GOVERNMENT 

16. Public Choices, Public Goods, and Healthcare

17. Externalities 


PART VI: FACTOR MARKETS, INEQUALITY, AND UNCERTAINTY 

18. Markets for Factors of Production 

19. Economic Inequality 

20. Uncertainty and Information 


PART VII: MONITORING MACROECONOMIC PERFORMANCE 

21. Monitoring the Value of Production: GDP 

22. Monitoring Jobs and Inflation 


PART VIII: MACROECONOMIC TRENDS 

23. Economic Growth 

24. Finance, Saving, and Investment 

25. Money, the Price Level, and Inflation

26. The Exchange Rate and the Balance of Payments 


PART IX: MACROECONOMIC FLUCTUATIONS 

27. Aggregate Supply and Aggregate Demand 

28. Expenditure Multipliers 

29. The Business Cycle, Inflation, and Deflation 


PART X: MACROECONOMIC POLICY

30. Fiscal Policy 

31. Monetary Policy 

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