Exploring Economics / Edition 5

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Overview

With over 20 years experience teaching the economics principles course, Bob Sexton's dedication and enthusiasm shines through in Exploring Economics, Second Edition. This text offers students lively, back-to-the-basics approach designed to take the intimidation out of economics. With its short, self-contained learning units and its carefully chosen pedagogy, graphs, and photos, this text will help students' master and retain the principles of economics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439040249
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/13/2010
  • Series: Available Titles CourseMate Series
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 992
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

A distinguished professor of economics at Pepperdine University's Seaver College, Robert Sexton is a graduate of California Lutheran College and received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Colorado. Dr. Sexton writes frequently for economic and business journals and is the author of nine books on economics, including his newly released EXPLORING ECONOMICS and Survey of ECON published by South-Western/Cengage Learning. His research spans American economic history, economic policy analysis, statutes and enforcement costs, public choice, regional economics, migration, and economic education. Professor Sexton has been a visiting professor at UCLA and was Pepperdine's 1991 Professor of the Year. His professional achievements have been recognized with the Howard A. White Memorial Teaching Award, the Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellowship, and multiple Merit Acceleration Awards for excellence in teaching and research.

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Table of Contents

1. The Role and Method of Economics
2.Six Powerful Ideas for the Economic Way of Thinking. APPENDIX: Working with Graphs
3.Scarcity and the Economizing Problem
4.Supply and Demand
5.Elasticities
6.Consumer Choice and Welfare. Appendix: Consumer Choice Theory
7.The Public Sector
8.Production and Costs
9.Perfect Competition
10.Monopoly
11.Monopolistic Competition
12.Oligopoly
13.Firms and Financial Markets
14.Supply and Demand in Input Markets
15.Income Distribution, Poverty and Health Care
16.The Environment
17.Introduction to the Macroeconomy
18.Measuring Economic Performance
19.Economic Growth in the Global Economy
20.Aggregate Demand. Appendix: Aggregate Expenditure Model
21.Aggregate Supply and Macroeconomic Equilibrium
22.Fiscal Policy
23.Money and the Banking System
24.The Federal Reserve System and Monetary Policy
25.Issues in Macroeconomic Theory and Policy
26.International Trade
27.International Finance.
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