Economic Issues and Policy (with InfoApps 2-Semester Printed Access Card) / Edition 5

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Overview


Significantly revised in light of sweeping changes in the economy and government, this book provides students with a grasp of basic economic tools through the analysis of important economic issues and their related policy perspectives. Economic theory is presented in a simple, market-oriented framework at a level of technicality that is deliberately appropriate for a basic first course in economics directed at non-majors. Complex topics more appropriate for a Principles of Economics course are left out or contained in appendices. In analyzing economic situations and the implications of policies, liberal and conservative viewpoints are effectively balanced. The text also encourages students to get involved in the issues discussed.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780538750875
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/25/2010
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 382,896
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Jacqueline Murray Brux received her Ph.D. in Economics in 1983 from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Her area of expertise is the economic development of developing countries. Her research encompasses the area of economic development, with special focus on women in development and the effects of structural reforms. Dr. Brux's international experiences include work and research in the countries of Burkina Faso and Ghana in West Africa; Mexico, Chile, and Cuba in Latin America; Russia; and Vietnam.
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Table of Contents


SECTION I: INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS, SCARCITY, PUBLIC GOODS, AND SPILLOVERS. 1. Introduction. 2. Crime and Drugs. 3. The Environment. 4. Education. SECTION II: THE ECONOMICS OF SOCIAL ISSUES. 5. Discrimination. 6. U.S. Poverty. 7. Housing. 8. Health Care. 9. Social Security. SECTION III: GLOBAL POVERTY, AGRICULTURE, AND TRADE. 10. World Poverty. 11. Global Agriculture. 12. International Trade. SECTION IV: EFFICIENCY AND STABILITY ISSUES. 13. Market Power. 14. Unemployment and Inflation. 15. Government Macroeconomic Policy. 16. Taxes, Borrowing, and the National Debt. SECTION V: YOU AND THE WORLD AROUND YOU. 17. Globally Free Markets for the Twenty-First Century? Epilogue You and the World around You.
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