Macroeconomics: Private and Public Choice / Edition 14

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Overview


MACROECONOMICS: PRIVATE AND PUBLIC CHOICE, 14TH EDITION reflects current economic conditions, enabling you to apply economic concepts to the real world. The up-to-date text includes analysis and explanation of measures of economic activity in today's market. It also includes highlights of the recession of 2008-2009, and an in-depth look at the lives and contributions of notable economists. MACROECONOMICS: PRIVATE AND PUBLIC CHOICE dispels common economic myths. The text uses the "invisible hand" metaphor to explain economic theory, demonstrating how it works to stimulate the economy. The 14th edition includes a robust set of online multimedia learning tools with video clips and free quizzes designed to support classroom work. A completely updated Aplia interactive learning system is also available--with practice problems, interactive tutorials, online experiences and more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111970628
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 14
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 928,519
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


David A. Macpherson is the E.M. Stevens Distinguished Professor of Economics at Trinity University. Previously, he was Director of the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy and the Rod and Hope Brim Eminent Scholar of Economics at Florida State University, where he has received two university-wide awards for teaching excellence. Professor Macpherson is the author of many articles in leading labor economics and industrial relations journals, including the JOURNAL OF LABOR ECONOMICS, JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOURCES, and INDUSTRIAL AND LABOR RELATIONS REVIEW. He is also coauthor of CONTEMPORARY LABOR ECONOMICS, Ninth Edition, as well as the annual Union Membership and Earnings Data Book: Compilations from the Current Population Survey. His specialty is applied labor economics. His current research interests include pensions, discrimination, labor unions, and the minimum wage. Macpherson received his undergraduate degree and Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University.

Russell S. Sobel earned his Ph.D. in economics from Florida State University in 1994. He has published more than 150 books and articles, and has received national recognition for his works on entrepreneurship and FEMA reform. He serves on the editorial board for three academic journals, and on the advisory board for four university centers. He has won numerous awards for both his teaching and his research. He regularly teaches courses in both principles of economics and public economics, and gives lectures at economic education outreach programs. He is a Visiting Scholar in Entrepreneurship in the School of Business Administration at The Citadel.

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Table of Contents


Part I: THE ECONOMIC WAY OF THINKING. 1. The Economic Approach. 2. Some Tools of the Economist. Part II: MARKETS AND GOVERNMENT. 3. Supply, Demand, and the Market Process. 4. Supply and Demand: Applications and Extensions. 5. Difficult Cases for the Market, and the Role of Government. 6. The Economics of Collective Decision Making. Part III: CORE MACROECONOMICS. 7. Taking the Nation's Economic Pulse. 8. Economic Fluctuations, Unemployment, and Inflation. 9. An Introduction to Basic Macroeconomic Markets. 10. Dynamic Change, Economic Fluctuations, and the AD-AS Model. 11. Fiscal Policy: The Keynesian View and Historical Perspective. 12. Fiscal Policy: Incentives, and Secondary Effects. 13. Money and the Banking System. 14. Modern Macroeconomics and Monetary Policy. 15. Stabilization Policy, Output, and Employment. 16. Creating an Environment for Growth and Prosperity. 17. Institutions, Policies, and Cross-Country Differences in Income and Growth. Part IV: INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS. 18. Gaining from International Trade. 19. International Finance and the Foreign Exchange Market. Part V: APPLYING THE BASICS: SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS. (subject to change) Special Topic 1 Government Spending and Taxation. Special Topic 2 The Internet: How Is It Changing the Economy? Special Topic 3 The Economics of Social Security. Special Topic 4 The Stock Market: Its Function, Performance, and Potential as an Investment Opportunity. Special Topic 5 The Crisis of 2008: Causes and Lessons for the Future. Special Topic 6 Lessons from the Great Depression. Special Topic 7 Lessons from the Japanese Experience. Special Topic 8 The Federal Budget and the National Debt. Appendix A General Business and Economics Indicators for the United States. Appendix B Answers to Selected Critical Analysis Questions.
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