Economics: A Contemporary Introduction (with InfoTrac) / Edition 7
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Economics: A Contemporary Introduction (with InfoTrac) / Edition 7

by William A. McEachern
     
 

ISBN-10: 0324288603

ISBN-13: 9780324288605

Pub. Date: 01/05/2005

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This very successful textbook is distinguished by a superior writing style that draws upon common student experiences to introduce economic concepts, making economic theory more accessible and interesting. "Case Studies" and numerous examples take advantage of students' intuitive knowledge of economics, building upon real-life situations. A streamlined design

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This very successful textbook is distinguished by a superior writing style that draws upon common student experiences to introduce economic concepts, making economic theory more accessible and interesting. "Case Studies" and numerous examples take advantage of students' intuitive knowledge of economics, building upon real-life situations. A streamlined design places pedagogy and illustrations directly within the flow of the text, making them less distracting and more useful for students. A fully integrated program of technology enhancements sets this text apart by pairing the book with numerous online multimedia learning tools that have been developed to help the text better serve a wide range of learning styles. The text uniquely integrates classroom use of The Wall Street Journal by including in-text pedagogy to help readers learn to analyze the latest economic events as reported in the Journal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780324288605
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/05/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
800
Product dimensions:
8.68(w) x 10.24(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

PART I. INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS 1. The Art and Science of Economic Analysis 2. Some Tools of Economic Analysis 3. Economic Decision Makers 4. Demand and Supply Analysis PART II INTRODUCTION TO THE MARKET SYSTEM 5. Elasticity of Demand and Supply 6. Consumer Choice and Demand 7. Production and Cost in the Firm PART III. MARKET STRUCTURE AND PRICING 8. Perfect Competition 9. Monopoly 10. Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly PART IV. RESOURCE MARKETS 11. Resource Markets 12. Labor Markets and Labor Unions 13. Capital, Interest, and Corporate Finance 14. Transaction Costs, Imperfect Information, and Market Behavior PART V. MARKET FAILURE AND PUBLIC POLICY 15. Economic Regulation and Antitrust Activity 16. Public Goods and Public Choice 17. Externalities and the Environment 18. Income Distribution and Poverty PART VI. INTERNATIONAL MICROECONOMICS 19. International Trade PART VII. FUNDAMENTALS OF MACROECONOMICS 20.Introduction to Macroeconomics 21. Productivity and Growth 22. Measuring Economic Aggregates and the Circular Flow of Income 23. Unemployment and Inflation 24. Aggregate Expenditure Components 25. Aggregate Expenditure and Aggregate Demand 26. Aggregate Supply PART VIII. FISCAL AND MONETARY POLICY 27. Fiscal Policy 28. Money and the Financial System 29. Banking and the Money Supply 30. Monetary Theory and Policy 31. The Policy Debate: Active or Passive? 32. Federal Budgets and Public Policy PART IX. INTERNATIONAL MACROECONOMICS 33. International Finance

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