Issues in Economics Today

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2006-01-06
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
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Robert Guell's Issues in Economics Today employs a unique format that allows instructors and students the flexibility to choose which issues they wish to cover in their one-semester survey course. The book begins with eight intensive core theory chapters followed by thirty-four shorter issues chapters that can be easily mixed and matched to create a customized course syllabus. In the preface, the author provides a list of suggested issues to cover in a course with specific themes, such as social policy, international issues, or business. For those instructors who want to " do it themselves, " the author has also included a grid that shows which theory chapters need to be mastered before moving on to each issue chapter. Instructors and students alike will appreciate the solid theoretical foundation as well as the intriguing and timely economic issues explored in the book, such as sports, education, and ticket scalping.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Economics: The Study of Opportunity Cost

Appendix 1A Graphing: Yes, You Can.

Chapter 2 Supply and Demand

Chapter 3 The Concept of Elasticity and Consumer and Producer Surplus

Chapter 4 Firm Production, Cost, and Revenue

Chapter 5 Perfect Competition, Monopoly, and Economic versus Normal Profit

Chapter 6 Every Macroeconomic Word You Ever Heard: Gross Domestic Product, Inflation, Unemployment, Recession, and Depression

Chapter 7 Interest Rates and Present Value

Chapter 8 Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply

Chapter 9 Federal Spending

Chapter 10 Federal Deficits, Surpluses, and the National Debt

Chapter 11 Fiscal Policy

Chapter 12 Monetary Policy

Chapter 13 International Trade: Does it Jeopardize American Jobs?

Chapter 14 The International Monetary Fund: Doctor or Witch Doctor?

Chapter 15 NAFTA, CAFTA, GATT, WTO: Are Trade Agreements Good for Us?

Chapter 16 Tobacco, Alcohol, Drugs, and Prostitution

Chapter 17 The Environment

Chapter 18 Health Care

Chapter 19 Government Provided Health Insurance: Medicaid, Medicare, and the Child Health Insurance Program

Chapter 20 The Economics of Prescription Drugs

Chapter 21 The Economics of Crime

Chapter 22 Education

Chapter 23 Poverty and Welfare

Chapter 24 Social Security

Chapter 25 Head Start

Chapter 26 The Economics of Race and Sex Discrimination

Chapter 27 Farm Policy

Chapter 28 Minimum Wage

Chapter 29 Rent Control

Chapter 30 Ticket Brokers and Ticket Scalping

Chapter 31 Personal Income Taxes

Chapter 32 Antitrust

Chapter 33 Energy Prices

Chapter 34 If We Build It, Will They Come? And Other Sports Questions

Chapter 35 The Stock Market and Crashes

Chapter 36 Unions

Chapter 37 The Cost of War

Chapter 38 The Economics of Terrorism

Chapter 39 Wal-Mart: Always Low Prices (And Low Wages) Always

Chapter 40 The Economic Impact of Casino Gambling

Chapter 41 Why College Textbooks Cost So Much



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