Principles of Microeconomics (with Xtra!)

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2003-02-27
  • Publisher: South-Western College Pub
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In writing this textbook, Mankiw has tried to put himself in the position of someone seeing economics for the first time. The author's conversational writing style is superb for presenting the politics and science of economic theories to tomorrow's decision-makers. Because Mankiw wrote it for the students, the book stands out among all other principles texts by encouraging students to apply an economic way of thinking in their daily lives. Receiving such a praise as "perhaps the best ever" textbook in economic principles, it's no wonder Mankiw's prize project has quickly become one of the most successful books ever to be published in the college marketplace.

Author Biography

N. Gregory Mankiw Harvard University

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Ten Principles of Economicsp. 3
Thinking Like an Economistp. 19
Interdependence and the Gains from Tradep. 45
Supply and Demand I: How Markets Workp. 61
The Market Forces of Supply and Demandp. 63
Elasticity and Its Applicationp. 89
Supply, Demand, and Government Policiesp. 113
Supply and Demand II: Markets and Welfarep. 135
Consumers, Producers, and the Efficiency of Marketsp. 137
Application: The Costs of Taxationp. 159
Application: International Tradep. 175
The Economics of the Public Sectorp. 201
Externalitiesp. 203
Public Goods and Common Resourcesp. 223
The Design of the Tax Systemp. 241
Firm Behavior and the Organization of Industryp. 265
The Costs of Productionp. 267
Firms in Competitive Marketsp. 289
Monopolyp. 313
Oligopolyp. 345
Monopolistic Competitionp. 373
The Economics of Labor Marketsp. 389
The Markets for the Factors of Productionp. 391
Earnings and Discriminationp. 411
Income Inequality and Povertyp. 429
Topics for Further Studyp. 451
The Theory of Consumer Choicep. 453
Frontiers of Microeconomicsp. 479
Glossaryp. 497
Indexp. 501
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