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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.
|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. 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|
Posted October 25, 2009
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.
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