Macroeconomics for Today / Edition 7

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Overview

A concise text focusing on core concepts, MACROECONOMICS FOR TODAY includes a wealth of use pedagogical features to provide opportunities for critical thinking, interactive reading, and built-in self-assessment. It also aids the visual learner by giving special attention to figures and graphs.
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A textbook for a two-term course explaining the basic operations of the US economy. Rather than taking an encyclopedic approach, Tucker (U. of North Carolina-Charlotte) focuses on the most important tool in economics for analyzing supply and demand and applies it to real-world economic issues. One of his goals is to simplify the confusing array of economic analyses that force students simply to memorize in order to pass the course. No date is noted for the first edition; the second includes online and Web exercises, Internet addresses of relevant sites, more on international economics, and new chapter summaries. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780538469449
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/13/2010
  • Series: Available Titles CourseMate Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 640
  • Sales rank: 518,096
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (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. Dr. Tucker is the former director of the Center for Economic Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a longtime member of the National Council on Economic Education. Dr. Tucker 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.

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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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