Macroeconomics for Today / Edition 8

Macroeconomics for Today / Edition 8

by Irvin B. Tucker
     
 

Designed for a two-term economics course, this text teaches the basic operations of the US economy by applying supply and demand analysis to real-world economic issues. Sections cover economic concepts, macroeconomic fundamentals, macroeconomic theory and policy, money, banking, and monetary policy, and the international economy. This third edition includes new… See more details below

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Designed for a two-term economics course, this text teaches the basic operations of the US economy by applying supply and demand analysis to real-world economic issues. Sections cover economic concepts, macroeconomic fundamentals, macroeconomic theory and policy, money, banking, and monetary policy, and the international economy. This third edition includes new material on careers, the California energy crisis, and the euro. The companion CD-ROM contains a tutorial and exercises on graph interpretation, practice tests, video lectures on difficult concepts, video clips of recent news stories, and interactive learning games. Tucker teaches introductory economics at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781133435051
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
12/21/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
656
Sales rank:
114,765
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author


Dr. Irvin B. Tucker has more than 30 years of experience teaching introductory economics at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. He earned his BS in economics at North Carolina State University and his MA and PhD in economics from the University of South Carolina. He is a long-time member of the National Council on Economic Education. Dr. Tucker has served as executive director of the S.C. Council of Education and director of the Center for Economic Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is recognized for his ability to relate basic principles to economic issues and public policy. His work has received national recognition with awards from the Meritorious Levy Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education, the Federation of Independent Business Award for Postsecondary Educator of the Year in Entrepreneurship and Economic Education, and the Freedom Foundation's George Washington Medal for Excellence in Economic Education. In addition, Dr. Tucker's research has been published in numerous professional journal articles on a wide range of topics, including industrial organization, entrepreneurship, and economics of education. Dr. Tucker is also the author of the highly successful SURVEY OF ECONOMICS, 9E and ECONOMICS AND FINANCE.

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Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS . 1. Introducing the Economic Way of Thinking. 2. Production Possibilities and Opportunity Cost. 3. Market Supply and Demand. 4. Markets in Action. PART II: MACROECONOMIC FUNDAMENTALS. 5. Gross Domestic Product. 6. Business Cycles and Unemployment. 7. Inflation. PART III: MACROECONOMIC THEORY AND POLICY. 8. The Keynesian Model. 9. The Keynesian Model in Action. 10. Aggregate Demand and Supply 11. Fiscal Policy. 12. The Public Sector. 13. Federal Deficits and the National Debt. PART IV: MONEY, BANKING, AND MONETARY POLICY. 14. Money and the Federal Reserve System. 15. Money Creation. 16. Monetary Policy. 17. The Phillips Curve and Expectations Theory. PART V: THE NTERNATIONAL ECONOMY. 18. International Trade and Finance 19. Comparative Economic Systems 20. Growth and the Less-Developed Countries.

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