Essentials of Economics / Edition 7

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Essentials of Economics is the market leader for the one-semester survey course. In just about 400 pages, it provides a solid introduction to the core concepts of economics with an emphasis on real-world examples and current events. Essentials has earned its popular success because, unlike other books on the market, it is free of the abstract and complex theory that requires more time than this course allows. Instead, the text is clean and concise, with many examples of significance to students today, including Headlines and Policy Perspectives that use current events to help illustrate the topics discussed. This real-world policy emphasis is a distinctive feature of Schiller’s text and is integral to its dominance of the survey text market.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073375809
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 3/26/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 An Overview 3
Ch. 2 The U.S. Economy 27
Ch. 3 Supply and Demand 49
Ch. 4 Consumer Demand 77
Ch. 5 Supply Decisions 97
Ch. 6 Competition 119
Ch. 7 Monopoly 143
Ch. 8 The Labor Market 161
Ch. 9 Government Intervention 183
Ch. 10 The Business Cycle 207
Ch. 11 Aggregate Supply and Demand 231
Ch. 12 Fiscal Policy 251
Ch. 13 Money and Banks 269
Ch. 14 Monetary Policy 287
Ch. 15 Economic Growth 305
Ch. 16 Theory and Reality 325
Ch. 17 International Trade 349
Glossary 373
Index 377
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  • Posted October 25, 2009

    Lacks detail,Poor for SA tests,hard to read.

    Ok First, as a student in Econ 200 at the U of A I found it sad that the authors forgot that many teachers don't use Multiple choice tests. So most of the test prep in this book was usless to me. My insturctor is S.A. Only.
    Second. I found inconsistant definitions on the terms. One set in the margin would differ from the definitions in the paragraphs.

    Third,Many teachers want to you do lots and lots of supply and demand graphing. Again this practice was lacking in the text and in the supplimental text very sad. Remember Economics is mostly about MATH.

    Fourth, the colors in the text should POP and yet here they are very pastel and actually hide information!

    Finally, as a student I suggest "Economics for Today" by Irvin B. Tucker
    Lots of good explinations, I found I was understanding economics and I bought this text on my own and had to review Essentials and then read Tuckers book to understand what Essentials was trying to get across.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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