Economics: Private and Public Choice / Edition 8

Economics: Private and Public Choice / Edition 8

by James D. Gwartney
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0030192692

ISBN-13: 9780030192692

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Harcourt College Publishers

A cornerstone of Harcourt¦s publishing program for 25 years, Economics: Private and Public Choice is considered the best existing principles of economics textbook emphasizing free markets. The strengths of this text are its clarity, emphasis on the economic way of thinking, and its application to the world around us. Economics: Private and Public Choice has

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A cornerstone of Harcourt¦s publishing program for 25 years, Economics: Private and Public Choice is considered the best existing principles of economics textbook emphasizing free markets. The strengths of this text are its clarity, emphasis on the economic way of thinking, and its application to the world around us. Economics: Private and Public Choice has an amazing approach to introducing students to a moderate amount of economic data analysis while applying the concept to a real-world story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780030192692
Publisher:
Harcourt College Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
Dryden Press Series in Economics
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1088
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 10.31(h) x 1.89(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1The Economic Way of Thinking1
Chapter 1The Economic Approach4
Chapter 2Some Tools of the Economist27
Part 2Markets and Governments53
Chapter 3Supply, Demand, and the Market Process56
Chapter 4Supply and Demand: Applications and Extensions86
Chapter 5The Economic Role of Government112
Chapter 6The Economics of Collective Decision Making130
Part 3Core Macroeconomics153
Chapter 7Taking the Nation's Economic Pulse156
Chapter 8Economic Fluctuations, Unemployment, and Inflation180
Chapter 9An Introduction to Basic Macroeconomic Markets200
Chapter 10Working With Our Basic Aggregate Demand/Aggregate Supply Model224
Chapter 11Keynesian Foundations of Modern Macroeconomics247
Chapter 12Fiscal Policy267
Chapter 13Money and the Banking System290
Chapter 14Modern Macroeconomics: Monetary Policy319
Chapter 15Stabilization Policy, Output, and Employment346
Chapter 16Economic Growth369
Part 4International Economics393
Chapter 17Gaining from International Trade397
Chapter 18International Finance and the Foreign Exchange Market421
Part 5Core Microeconomics445
Chapter 19Demand and Consumer Choice448
Chapter 20Costs and the Supply of Goods476
Chapter 21Price Takers and the Competitive Process502
Chapter 22Price-Searcher Markets with Low Entry Barriers525
Chapter 23Price-Searcher Markets with High Entry Barriers545
Chapter 24The Supply of and Demand for Productive Resources572
Chapter 25Earnings, Productivity, and the Job Market592
Chapter 26Investment, the Capital Market, and the Wealth of Nations610
Chapter 27Income Inequality and Poverty628
Part 6Beyond the Basics647
Special Topic 1Government Spending and Taxation650
Special Topic 2The Internet: How Is it Changing the Economy?661
Special Topic 3The Economics of Social Security671
Special Topic 4The Stock Market: What Does It Do and How Has It Performed?682
Special Topic 5The Federal Budget and the National Debt695
Special Topic 6Labor Market Policies and the Natural Rate of Unemployment: A Cross-Country Analysis707
Special Topic 7The Phillips Curve: Is There a Trade-off Between Inflation and Unemployment?719
Special Topic 8The Economics of Health Care731
Special Topic 9School Choice: Can It Improve the Quality of Education in America?743
Special Topic 10Is Discrimination Responsible for the Earnings Differences Between Men and Women?751
Special Topic 11Do Labor Unions Increase the Wages of Workers?757
Special Topic 12How Does Government Regulation Affect Your Life?770
Special Topic 13Natural Resources and the Future781
Special Topic 14Economics and the Environment792
Appendix AGeneral Business and Economic Indicators803
Appendix BAnswers to Selected Critical Analysis Questions813
Glossary837
Credits848
Index851

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