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:
217,285
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.79(d)

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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