Overview

Economics is everywhere. It's in business. It's in government. It's in our personal lives. Now, this ground-breaking textbook supplement brings this reality to the classroom. The book uses both contemporary and classic film and literature to illustrate 33 fundamental concepts in introductory economics. Designed for use in introductory economics courses, the clearly organized text brings both sides of the lectern closer together through real-life illustration of economic concepts in such favorites as Jaws, Legally...
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Economics in Film and Fiction

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Overview

Economics is everywhere. It's in business. It's in government. It's in our personal lives. Now, this ground-breaking textbook supplement brings this reality to the classroom. The book uses both contemporary and classic film and literature to illustrate 33 fundamental concepts in introductory economics. Designed for use in introductory economics courses, the clearly organized text brings both sides of the lectern closer together through real-life illustration of economic concepts in such favorites as Jaws, Legally Blonde, Casablanca, The Great Gatsby, The Scarlet Letter, and The Da Vinci Code. Each economic topic is described and terms are defined. A plot synopsis of a film or book sets the stage for each discussion. Using a detailed scene description, the authors then show how the scene illustrates the concept under study. Classroom discussion and assignments are facilitated through a series of questions that probe deeper.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578869633
  • Publisher: R&L Education
  • Publication date: 1/16/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 259 KB

Meet the Author

Milica Bookman is a professor of economics at St. Joseph's University. Aleksandra Bookman is studying history and producing at New York University.
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 General Topics
Chapter 3 Rational Behavior and Economic Incentives
Chapter 4 Scarcity, Choice, and Opportunity Cost
Chapter 5 Markets
Chapter 6 Supply and Demand
Chapter 7 Specialization
Chapter 8 Gains from Exchange
Chapter 9 Prices
Chapter 10 Microeconomic Topics
Chapter 11 Price Elasticity
Chapter 12 Consumption
Chapter 13 Production
Chapter 14 Costs
Chapter 15 Profits
Chapter 16 Efficiency, Productivity, and Innovation
Chapter 17 Property Rights and the Rule of Law
Chapter 18 Externalities
Chapter 19 Firms
Chapter 20 Perfect Competition and Monopolistic Competition
Chapter 21 Monopoly and Oligopoly
Chapter 22 Macroeconomic Topics
Chapter 23 Economic Growth
Chapter 24 Business Cycle
Chapter 25 Capital and Investment
Chapter 26 Human Capital
Chapter 27 Entrepreneurs
Chapter 28 Inflation
Chapter 29 Employment
Chapter 30 Personal Income
Chapter 31 Money
Chapter 32 Banking
Chapter 33 Government Revenue and Expenditure
Chapter 34 Government Intervention
Chapter 35 Inequality and Poverty
Chapter 36 Globalization
Chapter 37 Command Economies
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