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
     
 

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…  See more details below

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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

I. THE FOUNDATIONS OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS.

1. Killer Airbags.
2. Terrible Trade-Off.
3. Flying the Friendly Skies?
4. Choosing Crime.

II. SUPPLY AND DEMAND.

5. Sex, Booze, and Drugs.
6. Is Water Different?
7. Rationing Health Care.
8. Choice and Life.
9. Bankrupt Landlords.
10. Getting Scalped.

III. MARKET STRUCTURES.

11. Pure Competition on Wall Street.
12. Contracts, Combinations, and Conspiracies.
13. Merger Mania.
14. Keeping Competition Out.
15. Coffee, Tea, or Tuition-Free?

IV. LABOR AND HUMAN CAPITAL.

16. The Economic Returns to Education.
17. Tired, Poor, Huddled Masses.
18. Disposable Workers.
19. Million Dollar Men.
20. The Effects of the Minimum Wage.

V. POLITICAL ECONOMY.

21. Foreign or Domestic? Ask a Bureaucrat.
22. Education and Choice.
23. Crime and Punishment.
24. The Graying of America.
25. Inner City High Finance.

VI. EXTERNALITIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

26. The Trashman Cometh.
27. Bye, Bye, Bison.
28. Smog Merchants.
29. Greenhouse Economics.

VII. THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE.

30. The Benefits of Free Trade.
31. The Opposition to Free Trade.
32. The $750,000 Job.

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