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MACROECONOMICS: PRIVATE AND PUBLIC CHOICE, Fifteenth 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 fifteenth edition includes online learning solutions to improve your learning outcomes. Graphing tutorials and videos embedded within the interactive reader support your classroom work and improve your performance.
Part I: THE ECONOMIC WAY OF THINKING. 1. The Economic Approach. 2. Some Tools of the Economist. Part II: MARKETS AND GOVERNMENT. 3. Demand, Supply, 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 Political Action. 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 the Historical Development of Macroeconomics. 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. Special Topic 1. Government Spending and Taxation. Special Topic 2. The Economics of Social Security. Special Topic 3. The Stock Market: Its Function, Performance, and Potential as an Investment Opportunity. Special Topic 4. Great Debates in Economics: Keynes versus Hayek. Special Topic 5. The Crisis of 2008: Causes and Lessons for the Future. Special Topic 6. Lessons from the Great Depression. Special Topic 7. 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.