Economics Is Everywhere

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-09-02
  • Publisher: Worth Publishers

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Economics Is Everywhere, Fourth Edition, presents 400 vignettes inspired by everyday events from news articles, films, family and popular culture.  Professor Hamermesh also employs his interactions with students, frequently featuring student insight in these short scenes.  Economics Is Everywhere helps students to apply what they are learning in their introductory microeconomics courses by examining economics examples that can be found in day-to-day life. In covering topics such as opportunity costs, trade-offs, supply and demand, elasticity, competitive markets and monopoly
Dan Hamermesh on Freakonomics

Here is a video of Dan discussing the comparative advantage that the data shows attractive people have in the work place.

Worth Publishers is thrilled to be able to offer Economics Is Everywhere, Fourth Edition, at no extra cost in packages with any principles of microeconomics text:
Cowen, Microeconomics, Second Edition
Package ISBN: 1-4641-1143-X
Package ISBN: 978-1-4641-1143-3
Krugman, Microeconomics, Second Edition
Package ISBN: 1-4641-1295-9
Package ISBN: 978-1-4641-1295-9
Stone, Microeconomics, Second Edition
Package ISBN: 1-4641-147-2
Package ISBN: 978-1-4641-1147-1

Table of Contents

Introduction. Thinking About Economics Everywhere
Part I. Trade-Offs, Supply, and Demand
Chapter 1. Trade-Offs and Opportunity Cost
Chapter 2. Demand and Supply Curves
Chapter 3. Demand and Supply—Quantity and Price in Unrestricted Markets
Chapter 4. Demand and Supply—Quantity and Price in Restricted Markets
Chapter 5. The Consumer—Elasticities and Incentives
Chapter 6. The Consumer—How to Choose
Tips on Hunting for Economics Everywhere in Part I
Part II. Production, Cost, and Markets
Chapter 7. Production and Cost
Chapter 8. The Firm in the Short Run—Fixed and Variable Costs
Chapter 9. Firms and Competitive Markets in the Long Run
Chapter 10. Competitive Markets—Responses to Shocks
Chapter 11. Efficiency and Well Being
Chapter 12. Monopoly and Monopolistic Competition
Chapter 13. Price Discrimination
Chapter 14. Oligopoly (Including Game Theory)
Tips on Hunting for Economics Everywhere in Part II
Part III. Input Markets, the Public Sector, and International Markets
Chapter 15. Discounting and Present Value
Chapter 16. Labor Markets
Chapter 17. Human Capital, Discrimination,
and Labor-Market Policy
Chapter 18. Public Goods, Externalities, and Property Rights
Chapter 19. Taxes and Public Expenditures
Chapter 20. International Economics
Tips on Hunting for Economics Everywhere in Part III

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