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Overview

The Economics of Macro Issues is a collection of brief, relevant readings that spark independent thinking and classroom discussions in principles of economics and social issues courses.

The Miracle of Economic Growth: Rich Nation, Poor Nation; Return of the Luddites: Technophobia and Economic Growth; The Lion, the Dragon, and the Tigers: Economic Growth in Asia; Immigrants and Economic Growth; Outsourcing and Economic Growth; Poverty, Capitalism, and Growth. The Business Cycle, Unemployment, and Inflation: What’s in a Word? Plenty, If It’s the “R” Word; The Case of the Disappearing Workers; The Graying of the Workforce; The Problem with Deflation; The Problem with Inflation; Measuring GDP. Fiscal Policy: The Return of Big Government; The Myths of Social Security; Macro Disasters; The Brain Gain; Tax Cuts: When They Matter, When They Don’t; Simplifying the Federal Tax System (Don’t Hold Your Breath). Monetary Policy and Financial Institutions: The Future of the Fed: New Economy versus Inflation-targeting; Monetary Policy and Interest Rates; The Savings Glut; Beating the Market; Don’t Worry, Your Deposits Are Insured. International Trade and Finance: The Opposition to Free Trade; The $750,000 Job; The Trade Revolution in Textiles; The Trade Deficit; The Dollar versus the Euro: Winner Take All?

For all readers interested in macroeconomic issues.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321416599
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley
  • Publication date: 7/23/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.32 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger LeRoy Miller received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He is currently Director of the Institute for University Studies in Arlington, Texas. Dr. Miller is a legal specialist and author of numerous books on law and the legal environment, including criminal procedure. In addition, Dr. Miller has authored books on the war on drugs, the economics of crime and criminal behavior, and on related topics.

Daniel K. Benjamin graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Virginia and completed his Ph.D. in economics at the University of California at Los Angeles where he was a National Science Foundation Fellow. Benjamin has taught at Montana State University, the University of Washington and the University of California at Santa Barbara. Currently, he is Alumni Distinguished Professor of Economics at Clemson University. He was a national fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a visiting distinguished scholar at the University of Liverpool, England. He also served on the executive committee of the Western Economic Association. During the Reagan administration, he spent several years in Washington, D.C. where he was deputy assistant secretary for policy and then chief of staff at the Department of Labor. Earlier, he had served as a staff economist with the President's Council of Economic Advisers.

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Table of Contents

Part 1. The Miracle of Economic Growth
Chapter 1. Rich Nation, Poor Nation
Chapter 2. Return of the Luddites: Technophobia and Economic Growth
Chapter 3. The Lion, the Dragon, and the Tigers: Economic Growth in Asia
Chapter 4. Immigrants and Economic Growth
Chapter 5. Outsourcing and Economic Growth
NEW! Chapter 6. Poverty, Capitalism, and Growth

Part 2. The Business Cycle, Unemployment, and Inflation
Chapter 7. What’s in a Word? Plenty, If It’s the “R” Word
Chapter 8. The Case of the Disappearing Workers
Chapter 9. The Graying of the Workforce
Chapter 10. The Problem with Deflation
Chapter 11. The Problem with Inflation
NEW! Chapter 12. Measuring GDP
 
Part 3. Fiscal Policy
Chapter 13. The Return of Big Government
Chapter 14. The Myths of Social Security
NEW! Chapter 15. Macro Disasters
NEW! Chapter 16. The Brain Gain
Chapter 17. Tax Cuts: When They Matter, When They Don’t
Chapter 18. Simplifying the Federal Tax System (Don’t Hold Your Breath)
 
Part 4. Monetary Policy and Financial Institutions
Chapter 19. The Future of the Fed: New Economy versus Inflation-targeting
Chapter 20. Monetary Policy and Interest Rates
NEW! Chapter 21. The Savings Glut
Chapter 22. Beating the Market
Chapter 23. Don’t Worry, Your Deposits Are Insured
 
Part 5. International Trade and Finance
Chapter 24. The Opposition to Free Trade
Chapter 25. The $750,000 Job
Chapter 26. The Trade Revolution in Textiles
Chapter 27. The Trade Deficit
NEW! Chapter 28. The Dollar versus the Euro: WinnerTake All?

Glossary
References and Weblinks
Index 

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