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A concise, 30-chapter Principles of Economics text focusing on core concepts, Economics for Today, 3e includes a wealth of useful pedagogical features to provide opportunities for critical thinking, interactive reading, and built-in self-assessment. It also aids the visual learner by giving special attention to figures and graphs. Available in micro and macro paperback splits.

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Teaches the basic operations of the US economy to students who will take a two-term economics course, focusing on supply and demand analysis to explain real-world economic issues. Material is written to be engaging and "student friendly," with coverage of core principles of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international economics. Learning features include key concepts, questions and problems, and practice quizes, along with color graphics and photos. This second edition contains online exercises, Internet margin notes, new features highlighting global issues, and visual chapter summaries. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780324006216
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/28/1999
  • Series: Economics Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 848
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.33 (h) x 1.28 (d)

Meet the Author

Irvin B. Tucker has over 20 years of experience teaching introductory economics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He earned his B.S. in Economics at N. C. State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Tucker is a longtime member of the National Council on Economic Education and former Director of the Center for Economic Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Recognized for his ability to relate basic economic principles to global issues and public policy, Dr. Tucker's work has received national recognition throughout his career. He is the recipient of the Meritorious Leavy Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education, the Federation of Independent Business Award for Postsecondary Educator of the Year in Entrepreneurship and Economic Education, and the Freedom Foundation's George Washington Medal for Excellence in Economic Education. In addition, he has published numerous professional journal articles on topics including industrial organization, entrepreneurship, and sports economics. Dr. Tucker is also the author of the highly successful ECONOMICS FOR TODAY, a text for the two-semester principles of economics course, published by Cengage Learning.

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Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS
1.Introducing the Economic Way of Thinking

Appendix to

Chapter 1: Applying Graphs to Economics
2.Production Possibilities and Opportunity Cost
3.Market Supply and Demand
4.Markets in Action.

Appendix to

Chapter 4: Applying Supply and Demand Analysis to Health Care
Part II: MICROECONOMIC FUNDAMENTALS
5.Price Elasticity of Demand and Supply
6.Consumer Choice Theory
7.Production Costs
Part III: MARKET STRUCTURES
8.Perfect Competition
9.Monopoly
10.Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly
11.Labor Markets
Part IV: MICROECONOMIC POLICY ISSUES
12.Income Distribution, Poverty, and Discrimination
13.Antitrust and Regulation
14.Environmental Economics
Part V: MACROECONOMIC FUNDAMENTALS
15.Gross Domestic Product.

Appendix to

Chapter 15: Complex Circular Flow Model
16.Business Cycles and Unemployment
17.Inflation
Part VI: MACROECONOMIC THEORY AND POLICY
18.The Keynesian Model
19.The Keynesian Model in Action
20.Aggregate Demand and Supply.

Appendix to

Chapter 20: The Self-Correcting Aggregate Demand and Supply Model
21.Fiscal Policy
22.The Public Sector
23.Federal Deficits and the National Debt
Part VII: MONEY, BANKING, AND MONETARY POLICY
24.Money and the Federal Reserve System
25.Money Creation
26.Monetary Policy
27.The Phillips Curve and Expectations Theory
Part VIII: THE NTERNATIONAL ECONOMY
28.International Trade and Finance
29.Economies in Transition
30.Growth and theLess-Developed Countries

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