Essentials of Economics / Edition 6

Essentials of Economics / Edition 6

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by N. Gregory Mankiw
     
 

Focusing on applications and policy rather than formal economic theory, this text for a first course in economics presents introductory material on principles and theory, then covers supply and demand, the public and private sectors, macroeconomics, money and prices, and economic fluctuations. This third edition contains new chapters on microeconomics and basic tools… See more details below

Overview

Focusing on applications and policy rather than formal economic theory, this text for a first course in economics presents introductory material on principles and theory, then covers supply and demand, the public and private sectors, macroeconomics, money and prices, and economic fluctuations. This third edition contains new chapters on microeconomics and basic tools of finance, and integrates recent events such as corporate accounting scandals and the euro. Mankiw teaches economics at Harvard University. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780538453080
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/09/2011
Series:
Economics Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


PART I. INTRODUCTION
1.Ten Principles of Economics
2.Thinking Like an Economist. Appendix: Graphing - A Brief Review
3.Interdependence and the Gains from Trade.
PART II. SUPPLY AND DEMAND I: HOW MARKETS WORK
4.The Market Forces of Supply and Demand
5.Elasticity and Its Application
6.Supply, Demand, and Government Policies.
PART III. SUPPLY AND DEMAND II: MARKETS AND WELFARE
7.Consumers, Producers, and the Efficiency of Markets
8.Application: The Costs of Taxation
9.Application: International Trade.
PART IV. THE ECONOMICS OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR
10.Externalities
11.Public Goods and Common Resources.
PART V. FIRM BEHAVIOR AND THE ORGANIZATION OF INDUSTRY
12.The Costs of Production
13.Firms in Competitive Markets
14.Monopoly. Part VI. The Data of Macroeconomics
15.Measuring a NationÆs Income
16.Measuring the Cost of Living.
PART VII. THE REAL ECONOMY IN THE LONG RUN
17.Production and Growth
18.Saving, Investment, and the Financial System
19.Unemployment and Its Natural Rate.
PART VIII. MONEY AND PRICES IN THE LONG RUN
20.The Monetary System
21.Money Growth and Inflation.
PART IX. SHORT-RUN ECONOMIC FLUCTUATIONS
22.Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply
23.The Influence of Monetary and Fiscal Policy on Aggregate Demand.

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