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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2017-12-12
  • Publisher: Worth Publishers

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Paul Krugman and Robin Wells’ signature storytelling style helps readers understand how economic concepts play out in our world. The new edition, revised and enhanced throughout, now offers holistic digital learning tools as part of SaplingPlus, a complete, integrated online learning system.

Table of Contents

Part 1: What Is Economics?
Introduction An Engine for Growth and Discovery
Chapter 1 First Principles
Chapter 2 Economic Models: Trade-offs and Trade
Appendix: Graphs in Economics
Part 2: Supply and Demand
Chapter 3 Supply and Demand
Chapter 4 Consumer and Producer Surplus
Chapter 5 Price Controls and Quotas: Meddling with Markets
Chapter 6 Elasticity
Part 3: Individuals and Markets

Chapter 7 Taxes
Chapter 8 International Trade
Part 4: Economics and Decision Making
Chapter 9 Decision Making by Individuals and Firms
Appendix: Toward a Fuller Understanding of Present Value
Part 5: The Consumer
Chapter 10 The Rational Consumer
Appendix: Consumer Preferences and Consumer Choice
Part 6: The Production Decision
Chapter 11 Behind the Supply Curve: Inputs and Costs
Chapter 12 Perfect Competition and the Supply Curve
Part 7: Market Structure: Beyond Perfect Competition
Chapter 13 Monopoly
Chapter 14 Oligopoly
Chapter 15 Monopolistic Competition and Product Differentiation
Part 8: Microeconomics and Public Policy
Chapter 16 Externalities
Chapter 17 Public Goods and Common Resources
Chapter 18 The Economics of the Welfare State
Part 9: Factor Markets and Risk
Chapter 19 Factor Markets and the Distribution of Income
Appendix Indifference Curve Analysis of Labor Supply
Chapter 20 Uncertainty, Risk, and Private Information

Part 10: Introduction to Macroeconomics
Chapter 21 Macroeconomics: The Big Picture
Chapter 22 GDP and the CPI: Tracking the Macroeconomy
Chapter 23 Unemployment and Inflation

Part 11: Long-Run Economic Growth
Chapter 24 Long-Run Economic Growth
Chapter 25 Savings, Investment Spending, and the Financial System

Part 12: Short-Run Economic Fluctuations
Chapter 26 Income and Expenditure
Appendix Deriving the Multiplier Algebraically
Chapter 27 Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply

Part 13 Stabilization Policy
Chapter 28 Fiscal Policy
Appendix Taxes and the Multiplier
Chapter 29 Money, Banking, and the Federal Reserve System
Chapter 30 Monetary Policy
Appendix Reconciling the Two Models of the Interest Rate
Chapter 31 Inflation, Disinflation, and Deflation

Part 14 Events and Ideas
Chapter 32 Macroeconomics: Events and Ideas

Part 15 The Open Economy
Chapter 33 International Macroeconomics

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