Economics (with PowerWeb) / Edition 17

Economics (with PowerWeb) / Edition 17

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by Paul A. Samuelson, William D. Nordhaus
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0072509147

ISBN-13: 9780072509144

Pub. Date: 05/28/2001

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Economics, 17e, by Samuelson and Nordhaus, is the classic text which set the standard for principles of economics texts when it was introduced in 1948. This text has been the standard-bearer in principles books for over 50 years, presenting a clear, accurate, and interesting indroduction to economics. Bill Nordhaus is now the primary author of this modern treatment

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Economics, 17e, by Samuelson and Nordhaus, is the classic text which set the standard for principles of economics texts when it was introduced in 1948. This text has been the standard-bearer in principles books for over 50 years, presenting a clear, accurate, and interesting indroduction to economics. Bill Nordhaus is now the primary author of this modern treatment of economics which has been thoroughly updated.

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ISBN-13:
9780072509144
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Edition description:
17th Edition Package
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.24(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexvii
Economics and the Internetxxiii
Part 1Basic Concepts1
Chapter 1The Fundamentals of Economics3
Appendix 1How to Read Graphs18
Chapter 2Markets and Government in a Modern Economy25
Chapter 3Basic Elements of Supply and Demand46
Part 2Microeconomics: Supply, Demand, and Product Markets65
Chapter 4Applications of Supply and Demand67
Chapter 5Demand and Consumer Behavior85
Appendix 5Geometrical Analysis of Consumer Equilibrium102
Chapter 6Production and Business Organization108
Chapter 7Analysis of Costs125
Appendix 7Production, Cost Theory, and Decisions of the Firm142
Chapter 8Analysis of Perfectly Competitive Markets147
Chapter 9Imperfect Competition and Its Polar Case of Monopoly166
Chapter 10Oligopoly and Monopolistic Competition183
Chapter 11Uncertainty and Game Theory203
Part 3Factor Markets: Labor, Land, and Capital223
Chapter 12How Markets Determine Incomes225
Chapter 13The Labor Market243
Chapter 14Land and Capital267
Appendix 14Markets and Economic Efficiency286
Part 4Applied Microeconomics: International Trade, Government, and the Environment295
Chapter 15Comparative Advantage and Protectionism297
Chapter 16Government Taxation and Expenditure322
Chapter 17Promoting More Efficient Markets344
Chapter 18Protecting the Environment363
Chapter 19Efficiency vs. Equality: The Big Trade-off385
Part 5Macroeconomics: The Study of Economic Growth and Business Cycles411
Chapter 20Overview of Macroeconomics413
Appendix 20Macroeconomic Data432
Chapter 21Measuring Economic Activity434
Chapter 22Consumption and Investment455
Chapter 23Business Fluctuations and the Theory of Aggregate Demand476
Chapter 24The Multiplier Model491
Chapter 25Money, Banking, and Financial Markets511
Chapter 26Central Banking and Monetary Policy541
Part 6Economic Growth and Macroeconomic Policy565
Chapter 27The Process of Economic Growth567
Chapter 28The Challenge of Economic Development591
Chapter 29Exchange Rates and the International Financial System612
Chapter 30Open-Economy Macroeconomics635
Part 7Unemployment, Inflation, and Economic Policy659
Chapter 31Unemployment and the Foundations of Aggregate Supply661
Chapter 32Ensuring Price Stability683
Chapter 33The Warring Schools of Macroeconomics709
Chapter 34Policies for Growth and Stability730
Valediction754
Glossary of Terms756
Index779

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Economics 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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For the epigraphs alone which headed each chapter this book wins highest praise.Samuelson has a sense of humor and also a clear prose style which made freshman economics students go from chapter to chapter with more delight than dread. I do know what this latest edition contains and perhaps should not be writing about it here, but the classical text which I studied close to forty years ago was one which gave a good understanding of the basics of the subject.