Economics of Public Issues / Edition 12

Economics of Public Issues / Edition 12

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by Roger Leroy Miller, Douglass C. North, Daniel K. Benjamin, Douglass C. North
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0321079159

ISBN-13: 9780321079152

Pub. Date: 07/21/2000

Publisher: Pearson Education

A superb supplement to economic learning, The Economics of Public Issues features short chapters that provide application of economics to current issues in everyday life. The authors examine the principles of economic analysis; supply and demand; market structures; and labor and human capital, to contemporary issues such as "killer airbags", bankrupt landlords, merger

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A superb supplement to economic learning, The Economics of Public Issues features short chapters that provide application of economics to current issues in everyday life. The authors examine the principles of economic analysis; supply and demand; market structures; and labor and human capital, to contemporary issues such as "killer airbags", bankrupt landlords, merger mania, and the effects of the minimum wage. Now in its Eleventh Edition, this always-topical text continues to inform and elucidate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321079152
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
07/21/2000
Series:
Addison-Wesley Series in Economics
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 7.99(h) x 3.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Part One The Foundations of Economic Analysis 1(26)
Killer Airbags
4(5)
Terrible Trade-Off
9(6)
Flying the Friendly Skies?
15(6)
Choosing Crime
21(6)
Part Two Supply and Demand 27(40)
Sex, Booze, and Drugs
30(8)
Is Water Different?
38(6)
Slave Redemption in Sudan
44(5)
Choice and Life
49(8)
Smoking and Smuggling
57(5)
Tired, Poor, Huddled Masses
62(5)
Part Three Nonprice Rationing 67(24)
Bankrupt Landlords from Sea to Shining Sea
70(6)
Rationing Health Care
76(6)
The Effects of the Minimum Wage
82(4)
Caught in Traffic
86(5)
Part Four Market Structures 91(28)
The E-Commerce Explosion
95(5)
Pity the Poor Monopolist
100(5)
Keeping the Competition Out
105(6)
Education and Choice
111(8)
Part Five Political Economy 119(26)
Killer Cars and the Rise of the SUV
122(5)
Superfund Follies
127(5)
Crime and Punishment
132(6)
The Graying of America
138(7)
Part Six Property Rights and the Environment 145(44)
The Trashman Cometh
149(8)
Bye, Bye, Bison
157(8)
Smog Merchants
165(6)
Greenhouse Economics
171(6)
The Economics of Weather Forecasting
177(5)
Property Rights and Forests
182(7)
Part Seven The International Scene 189(18)
The Benefits of Free Trade
191(5)
The Opposition to Free Trade
196(5)
The $750,000 Job
201(6)
Glossary 207(6)
Index 213

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